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. Every Friday at 10 am and 8 pm.

KCPW Presents: “The Freed People” (2/22/19)

Written and produced by David Freudberg, this one-hour documentary examines a time when the United States faced an unprecedented refugee crisis: 4 million slaves had been emancipated, primarily from plantations where they’d been held captive, following the bloody Civil War. Most possessed no more than the clothes on their backs and were now suddenly homeless […]

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KCPW Presents: “2019 NHMU Lecture Series: William Saturno-In Search of the Ancient Maya”

The guide had sworn the ruins were just a few hours’ walk through the jungle. That was yesterday. Disoriented, lost, and parched from thirst, William Saturno stumbled across a looters’ tunnel that promised relief from the jungle heat. Turning on his flashlight, he couldn’t believe his eyes: the colorful figures of Maya deities seemed to […]

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KCPW Presents: “Say it Loud: Great Speeches on Civil Rights and African American Identity” (2/8/19)

Say It Loud traces the last 50 years of black history through stirring, historically important speeches by African Americans from across the political spectrum. The documentary illuminates tidal changes in African American political power and questions of black identity through the speeches of deeply influential black Americans. With recordings unearthed from libraries and sound archives, […]

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KCPW Presents: “Climate One: We’re Doomed – Now What?” (1/25/19)

Can changing our consciousness hold off the climate apocalypse? When we think about the enormity of climate change and what it’s doing to our planet, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, even shut down, by despair. But is despair such a bad place to be? Or could it be the one thing that finally spurs us […]

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KCPW Presents: “King Stories” (1/18/19)

King Stories  is a one hour documentary of captivating stories told by close friends and associates of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Host Julian Bond, along with insiders—Ralph Abernathy, David Garrow, Dick Gregory, Mark Lane and Larry Williams—share rarely documented stories about the personal and private sides of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Notably one of the […]

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