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.
Where there’s fire, there’s smoke. And there is a lot of both these days in the American West Wildfires have always been part of the landscape in the western states. But the size and intensity of fires over the last several years is something new. Of the 20 largest wildfires in California history, 15 happened […]
This hour, amateur detectives, spiritual revelations and other stories of dogged perseverance. The 27th Amendment By Matt Largey for Pop-Up Magazine and KUT Austin (2016) With everything that’s going on in politics these days, it helps to remember the power that we have as individuals to make change. Examples of this are far too few, […]
The land and vistas around us tell a story about weather, the seasons, and light, but also about human influence, climate change — and shifts in our culture and priorities. On this episode, The Pulse travels to changing landscapes: from sprawling tobacco farms in Kentucky to misty forests in the mountains of Peru, and finally […]
This one-hour special, co-hosted by John Biewen and Celeste Headlee, goes way beneath the #MeToo headlines to explore questions like: How, and when, did male dominance get started in the first place? (Spoiler: The cave men didn’t invent patriarchy, and it’s been around for only a fraction of human history.) How has patriarchy lasted […]
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 result was a book called “Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do.” The book became a bestseller and even inspired a Broadway musical […]