Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

Colorado River Reckoning: Drought, Climate and Equal Access

The Colorado River supplies water to more than 40 million people across seven states. Current projections indicate that this summer, Lake Mead

Humankind: The Freed People

Written and produced by David Freudberg, this one-hour documentary examines a time when the United States faced an unprecedented refugee crisis: 4

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: Is Taiwan Indefensible

The fate of Taiwan is uncertain. As a revanchist China builds up forces near the island, the Biden administration is warning Beijing

Climate One: Journey of a Former Coal Miner

What motivates the activists? Grassroots activism can take many forms, from protests to letter-writing to citizen science to community organizing. But these

KCPW Presents: “Crushed”

Cheating has a ripple effect. And in baseball’s steroid era, the lies and rule breaking extended far beyond the stars that sparked

Intelligence Squared U.S Debate: Should America Forgive Student Debt?

In the year since the pandemic forced us to cancel, the federal student loan debt has grown $100 billion. The stakes have risen for student borrowers,

Intelligence Squared U.S Debate: Is It Time for Slavery Reparations?

Between 1525 and 1866, more than 12 million Africans were shipped to the New World as slaves. After some 200 years, slavery

KCPW Presents: “Through The Cracks”

In 2014, a second grader named Relisha Rudd disappeared from a homeless shelter in Washington, D.C. where she had been living with

KCPW Presents: “I Spy: Real Life Spy Stories”

Espionage was once a mostly male pursuit but these days the top three officials at the CIA are women. On this program,

The Reckoning: Facing the Legacy of Slavery in America (Episode Four: Facing the Past)

During 2020, Louisville, Kentucky emerged as what the Washington Post called “the epicenter of the national movement for racial justice.” The killing