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.
In this special program, you’ll hear Nelson Mandela as you’ve never heard him before. This program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Mandela, held for many years in Johannesburg by archivists at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. IDEAS on CBC Radio was the first radio program anywhere in the world to be […]
Dovie Thomason is one of the most respected and admired storytellers of her generation. Her journey began with the childhood influence of her Kiowa-Apache grandmother and father, who taught her traditional stories and ‘pan-Indian’ stories they learned from other children during their boarding school experiences Thomason received her B.A. degree in Native Studies and Theatre […]
Never-before-broadcast memories from JFK’s confidantes recorded just after the assassination. The special is hosted by legendary journalist Robert MacNeil. For background, more from and about the contributors, and to hear the program itself, visit our website: weknewjfk.org Listeners will hear from JFK colleagues who were with him during his first political race in 1946, until his […]
While all coastal cities face real trouble, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development says Miami is the most vulnerable in its assessment of threats to 50 major cities worldwide. Parts of Miami will be permanently flooded in as few as 15 years. BURN host Alex Chadwick talks with people deeply involved in the issues of […]
Documentary Hour 11/8/2013: Andrew Solomon: “Love, Acceptance, Celebration: How Parents Make Their Children”
The most basic mechanism of resilience is the ability to construct meaning out of adversity. Is this meaning inherently there, or is it somehow manufactured? Are there intimacies that are contingent on pain? In his lecture, Solomon will draw on his life’s work and experiences, including his time in the Soviet Union in the late […]