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KCPW Presents

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.

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The Long Game: Soccer Stories from Around the Globe

From Rohingya refugees who are creating new soccer teams in Australia, to a Chilean player striving for women on the pitch, to a MLS star who is giving back to his homeland of Sierra Leone, The Long Game examines the power of sports to change the world for the better. The Long Game is hosted…

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Virginia: The Birthplace of Mac n Cheese

You have Chef James Hemings, who cooked for Thomas Jefferson, to thank for the macaroni and cheese on your plate this Thanksgiving. Setting the Table’s Deb Freeman tells us how the French dish became so baked into American cuisine. And: Across troubled waters, enslaved people carried benne seeds and grew them in a new land. Chef Amethyst Ganaway is snacking on…

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Humankind: Constant Emergency

We seem to have entered an age of unrelenting chaos. In stormy times, how can people find healing and meaning? As humanity gropes for a “new normal”, have we reached a kind of turning point? It feels that way — in the wake of the Covid pandemic, intensifying impacts of climate change, the war in…

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Should We Use Gene Editing to Make Better Babies?

A genetic disease runs in your family. Your doctor tells you that, should you wish to have a child, that child is likely to also carry the disease. But a new gene-editing technology could change your fate. It could ensure that your baby is — and remains — healthy. What do you do? It’s is…

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Spooked: The Rememberer

It’s March 1980, and best friends Lopaka and Sean decide to ditch class and head to the Pali Lookout, a tourist destination just outside of Honolulu on the island of Oahu. They’re hanging out, taking in the sights. But nothing can prepare them for what happens when they decide to venture off the beaten path.…

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Searching for Providers of Color

The mental health treatment field is disproportionately white. What barriers do people of color face while trying to find care? And how important is it to find a provider that can identify with a person’s race, culture and experiences? “Searching for Providers of Color” explores the BIPOC mental health provider workforce shortage and examines the…

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Risky Business: Underinsured Against Climate Disaster

In recent years, hundreds of thousands of people in high-risk disaster areas across the US have been dropped from their insurance policies, leaving them both physically and financially vulnerable. At the same time, premiums have sky-rocketed, making insuring homes and businesses out of reach for many. And federal insurance and relief programs have come under…

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The Real Ambassadors: Dave Brubeck, Iola Brubeck and Louis Armstrong — A Rallying Cry for Integration, Cultural Exchange, and Social Justice

The Real Ambassadors is a poignant tale of anti-racism, cultural exchange, jazz history— and it’s a love story—between life-long husband and wife partners, Iola and Dave Brubeck and their vision for a better world. Produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Nikki Silva & Davia Nelson), and Brandi Howell. Mixed by Jim McKee During the late 1950s as…

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Climate One – Molly Wood on Tech, Money and Survival

After a 20-year career as a tech reporter for CNET and the public radio program Marketplace, Molly Wood has come to see the climate crisis as an engineering problem requiring a lot more investment. In one of her last journalism projects, she produced the acclaimed documentary podcast  “How We Survive”  for Marketplace.  Among the many…

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