Documentary / Special Broadcasts Archive

KCPW Presents: The Front Lines of COVID-19

This week on KCPW Presents, our reporting staff collected stories from a few people on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

Caring for your mental health during a public health crisis

In the midst of a global pandemic we feature three conversations with local experts about the impact this surreal moment in history

KCPW Presents: “Science and Thanksgiving” (11/22/19)

Turkeys have a reputation for being big, dumb birds. But are they? And what does it mean for a bird to be

KCPW Presents: “Uprooted: The 1950s plan to erase Indian Country” (11/15/19)

This documentary presents the voices of people who survived a devastating plan to solve “the Indian problem.” In the 1950s, the U.S.

KCPW Presents: “APM Reports: Soldiers for Peace” (11/8/19)

Soldiers for Peace takes a deep look at why a significant number of Vietnam veterans felt compelled to oppose the war rather

KCPW Presents: “Fading Minds: Why there’s still no cure for Alzheimer’s” (11/1/19)

In the late 1970s, the newly formed National Institute on Aging redefined senility as a disease – specifically, Alzheimer’s disease. They said

KCPW Presents: “Skeptic Check: War of the Worlds” (10/25/19)

It was the most famous invasion that never happened. But Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” broadcast sure sounded convincing as

KCPW Presents: “BBC Documentary – Ground Shift: The Farming Revolution” (9/6/19)

Episode one: Survival and Online Anna Jones explores the challenges facing family farms in the American Midwest and Australian Outback, and how

KCPW presents: “The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel” (8/30/19)

In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The

KCPW Presents: “Nailing the Moon Landing” (7/19/19)

Neil, Buzz, and Michael made it look effortless, but the moon landing was neither easy nor inevitable.  Soon after President Kennedy publicly