Each week KCPW brings you an insightful and refreshing hour of analysis of the world around you. Sometimes, this is a special documentary produced in our studios, sometimes it’s a collaboration with our community partners and sometimes it’s a hand-picked piece, produced by an outside source. Regardless of the source, the piece is always thought provoking. These are presented on KCPW every Friday at 10 am and 8 pm.
This hour they built it and we see who came. Another Planet [Excerpt] by David Weinberg, Brendan Baker & Nick van der Kolk (Love+Radio, The Organist, KCRW, 2014) The story of Clyde Casey, a street performer who used surrealism and abstract art to fight crime on Los Angeles’ Skid Row in the 1980s, and the creator of […]
This hour: the dinner table and all that it inspires. Big Night by Jonathan Goldstein (This American Life [WBEZ], 2002) Producer Jonathan Goldstein made every girl he ever dated watch the home movie of his family’s Rosh Hashanah dinner he made when he was 17. He hoped that seeing his family life on film might […]
When water is left alone, it makes a mess. It backs up into wetlands. Rivers overflow their banks. Mud and silt builds up, new channels open up. But Elijah Portugal, who studies how rivers and streams shape the land, says that that mess is what rivers need to be functional. “Messiness matters,” he says. In […]
We look at law and disorder: Reveal and Center for Public Integrity investigate why more minorities and kids with special needs are ending up with felony charges for acting out in school. With The Seattle Times, we uncover a toxic aspect of being a police officer. We trace how people are piecing together semi-automatic weapons […]
“We’ll Be Here All Night: Stories for Passover” is a one-hour Passover-themed special from Tablet Magazine’s National Magazine Award-winning podcast, Vox Tablet, and PRX. The special features funny, poignant, and thought-provoking stories and conversations that touch on the plagues, on slavery, on food, on the act of story-telling and more, and are meant to appeal […]