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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.

KCPW Presents: “The Source: For Rivers and Streams Messiness Matters “

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 […]

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KCPW Presents: Reveal for April 2015

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 […]

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KCPW Presents: “We’ll Be Here All Night”

“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 […]

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KCPW Presents: “The Source: Get to Know the Great Salt Lake”

It’s the fourth largest lake of its kind in the world, but the Great Salt Lake is often underappreciated in Utah. With the lake level within a foot or two of its record low, now is a good time to get to know the Great Salt Lake. Over 7 million migratory birds stop at the […]

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KCPW Presents: “Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes”

This program is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA.  Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts.  It also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who […]

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