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.
2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award winning one-hour documentary explores what’s happening twenty years after a sharp rise in autism rates. Thousands of children are aging out of special education. Each one enters adulthood with a unique combination of social deficits that promises a challenging life, even with support. Is the adult world ready for them? […]
Former Senator Jeff Flake and the New York Times’ Bret Stephens team up to argue the motion, “The Republican Party Should Not Re-Nominate Trump.” They face Kris Kobach, a former Trump advisor and former Kansas Secretary of State, and Fox New’s Liz Peek, who are rooting for Trump 2020. The 2020 election is gearing up: […]
Presented by The Water Main from American Public Media, and hosted by Marketplace’s Jed Kim, “Just Eat It” presents the environmental challenges of food production and waste in a way that entertains and inspires change, rather than guilt. Agriculture accounts for two-thirds of the nation’s fresh water use and half its land use. Despite this […]
Often we think of life and death as opposite sides of a coin — categories as final as they are discrete. But in an age when machines can keep hearts pumping and lungs breathing, the line between life and death can sometimes start to blur. Modern medicine pushes us to think differently, ask if perhaps […]
Sarah Parcak, “space archaeologist” and the 2016 TED Prize winner, has used satellite imagery and complex process – which she developed – to identify thousands of undiscovered archeological sites across the globe. To date, Parcak and her team have found over 3,000 missing settlements, over 1,000 missing tombs, 17 pyramids, and the lost Egyptian city […]