Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

Fading Beacon: Why America is losing international students

This hour explores a sea change in the number of foreign students attending U.S. colleges. Colleges and universities in the United States

Intelligence Squared Debates: Can Employers and Schools Require Vaccines?

As more and more Americans become vaccinated, schools, employers, and health care facilities are facing a tough decision: Will they require students,

Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Changing Your Mind

How do you know that you’re right? Modern business, politics, and even culture, tend to favor strident opinions and decisive action. To

The Pulse – Destination Mars

Humans have been obsessed with Mars from a distance for thousands of years. At first, maybe it was the fact that Mars

Extreme Heat: The Silent Killer

Extreme heat causes more deaths than any other weather-related hazard in the U.S., wreaking quiet havoc on the health and economic well-being

Object of Sound: This Summer of Live Music

 Join host Hanif Abdurraqib for a special episode of Object of Sound from PRX and Sonos exploring the complex and exciting promise

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