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Monday, February 14, 2011
A musical portrait of the wife of late Congressman Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Julliard-trained pianist who performed in the most prestigious concert halls in the world.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
A new documentary about the fight for equal rights on America's roads and transit lines. Many African American communities were bulldozed in the 1960s to make way for highways. Today, bus service to poor neighborhoods is cut in favor of more expensive rail. This collaborative reporting project from Transportation Nation and WNYC visits communities across America where people of color still struggle for equal treatment in public transportation.
Friday, February 04, 2011
In this special town hall program, an audience in Washington DC speaks with local Afghans in Kabul about life in the battlefield. And an Afghan audience speaks with Americans about what it’s like fighting in a foreign land.
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
WNYC honors Black History Month throughout February with special programming.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Host Majora Carter takes a fresh look at the reach of King's influence. Some of the most interesting voices in civil rights today weigh in and help us gauge how far we've come. Meet a minister who suggests that King's legacy holds no meaning for today's children, and author and activist Dr. Vincent Harding, who recalls his association with Dr. King. Find out how King's dream has expanded beyond the black community through the work of Dolores Huerta, co-founder of the United Farm Workers union, and Judy Bonds, a rural white woman fighting mountaintop mining.
Monday, January 17, 2011
WNYC celebrates the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
From the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, WNYC's John Schaefer hosts Paul Winter's unique exploration of the solstice tradition in cultures near and far. Paul Winter is joined by musicians from all over the world, including Russia's Dimitri Pokrovsky Ensemble and gospel singer Theresa Thomasson.
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Vermont Public Radio examines the last decade of significant change in marriage rights for same-sex couples including the politics legalities and advocacy efforts in various states, with particular attention to Vermont, Massachusetts, California, Iowa and Maine.
Thursday, December 16, 2010
This hour-long celebration of the American holiday songbook features nearly 30 rare and unusual tracks culled from Michael Feinstein’s personal collection of 20,000 recordings, including rare performances by Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Louis Prima, and Donny Hathaway.
Saturday, December 11, 2010
Winona LaDuke has spent decades working on issues of renewable energy, health, and environmental justice on northern Minnesota's White Earth Reservation and beyond. Outspoken, engaging, and unflaggingly dedicated, LaDuke introduces host Majora Carter to the pine forests, lakes, and windswept plains of her land. She talks about harnessing wind power, improving nutrition, preserving heritage crops, and a mandate to protect the land inherited from her ancestors.
Saturday, December 04, 2010
John Francis spent two decades walking across North and South America, spreading a silent message of respect for the earth. He takes host Majora Carter on a day-long walk across his hometown, Cape May, New Jersey. We get to know this man who has raised awareness and changed minds globally, a man who, no surprise here, chooses his words carefully - a man who has dedicated his life to saving the planet one step at a time.
Friday, December 03, 2010
Check out the entire schedule of special holiday programming on WNYC.
Wednesday, December 01, 2010
On this perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah stories and memoirs, written by acclaimed authors expressly for Hanukkah Lights, are read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. Hanukkah Lights celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, with four brand new works: "Finding Golda" by Margot Singer, "Legacy" by Lev Raphael," "Geek Week" by Rebecca O'Connell, and "Moon Landing," by Shira Nayman.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Brenda Palms Barber is driven by a certainty that "people deserve second chances and you can choose to turn your life around." Brenda started a transitional jobs program for ex-convicts that teaches life skills through beekeeping. She takes host Majora Carter through the streets of Chicago, past churches and crack houses, to check out the beehives and chat with ex-offenders who are now the core workforce of this nonprofit enterprise.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
The Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in a special two-hour program, Best of the Best: The 2010 Third Coast Festival Broadcast.The featured documentaries, all winners of the 10th annual TC / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition, demonstrate just how powerful radio can be. Innovative and insightful, the stories will engage, provoke, entertain, and transport listeners, proving that all you need to discover new worlds is...a little box and an antenna.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
If Frank and Audrey Peterman have their way, many more of their fellow black Americans will visit our national parks. They take host Majora Carter to Yosemite, where she crawls through a hundred-foot cave and meets Yosemite’s only permanent black park ranger.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Pioneering researcher and "queen of the forest canopy" Nalini Nadkarni, shows host Majora Carter the wonders of the Olympic rain forest — from the treetops! And the two visit a correctional facility where Nalini’s innovative Moss Project employs a team of prisoners turned botanists.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are sending our veterans home with wounds and obstacles not always clearly visible to the rest of the country. These two current wars also illuminate how veterans of previous eras are still trying to come home years after returning from war. In this episode, State of the Re:Union explores how veterans are serving each other after they come back home from serving the country.
Thursday, November 04, 2010
Immediately following the midterm elections, Chideya and guests will analyze the resulting new political map. They'll look for connections and trends, drawing on everything from the 2010 Census to themes in pop culture. Chideya and her team will also discuss what may lie ahead for politicians and private citizens alike.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Chideya and team go to Arizona to look at immigration and jobs, and check in with new voters to see if they’re getting involved. With the passage of the state’s controversial immigration bill in April, Arizona is at the center of the nation’s immigration debate. From Phoenix to border regions of the Tohono O’odham Nation and Yuma, Chideya talks with people about their hopes, fears, and anxiety.