Genre: News & Info

I Spy: Real Life Spy Stories

Continuing our celebration of Women’s History Month, we learn that espionage was once a mostly male pursuit but these days the top three officials at the CIA are women. On this program we hear from Jonna Mendez, the CIA’s former head of disguise, and Amaryllis Fox, a former undercover agent. Each one tells the story of one dramatic operation.

Program Host –  Margo Martindale, Emmy award winning actress who played KGB Handler Claudia on The Americans.
  • Jonna Mendez spent nearly three decades in the CIA  and served as the agency’s head of disguise. She has co-written several books about her work in the agency including The Moscow Rules: The Secret CIA Tactics That Helped America Win the Cold War.
  • Amaryllis Fox worked as a CIA undercover agent for a decade, getting close to international arms traders who deal in weapons of mass destruction and recruiting them as informers. She recounts her experiences in the book Life Under Cover: Coming of Age in the CIA.

Airs Saturday, March 23 at 9am.

The Hidden Economics of Remarkable Women – HERO Training Africa’s New Female Leaders

For Women’s History Month we learn about two efforts to increase the number of women politicians in Africa. We begin with a surprising reality TV show in Kenya called “Ms. President,” where millions of weekly viewers watched dozens of women compete to be the country’s next “head of state,” so to speak. Then, we hear about Nigerian efforts to get more women on the ballot in last year’s election and why they largely failed. Host Reena Ninan – founder of Good Trouble Productions. She is a television journalist who has worked as a White House correspondent, foreign reporter, and news anchor for CBS, ABC, and Fox News.

Capitol Fools 2024 New Year Special

Featuring former cast members of the legendary Capitol Steps and a show written by the former co-writer of the Steps, the Capitol Fools hold up a mirror to our crazy political culture, providing hilarious song parodies and foolish reflections of the day’s news. After touring the country for two years, the Capitol Fools are going on the air! Picking up the annual tradition of the Capitol Steps radio shows that listeners loved, the Capitol Fools are pleased to present an hour long broadcast of our live stage show to welcome in 2024.

Tech Nation

Now in its 21st year of national syndication, Tech Nation continues to feature the fresh interview style of Dr. Moira Gunn, a former NASA scientist and engineer, as she focuses on the impact of technology in America today. Each week features an interview, a commentary and a weekly segment called BioTech Nation, which includes the BioIssue of the Week.

Substance Use & New Paths to Recovery

Addiction is at an all-time high in the United States and the results are deadly. Join Call to Mind for a special exploring substance use disorders in the US. We’ll hear firsthand from individuals who have recovered from substance use disorders, clinicians leading research and transforming the treatment field, and experts as they work to decriminalize substance use disorders.

Host: Kimberly Adams 

Kimberly Adams is the host of Call to Mind’s national broadcast programs and a senior correspondent for APM’s Marketplace. She covers mental health, politics, business, and the economy from Washington, D.C. Before moving to D.C., Kimberly was a Cairo-based journalist reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring. Her award-winning work aired on multiple networks in the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, and Hong Kong.

CALL TO MIND is American Public Media’s initiative to foster new conversations about mental health.

Guests:

Scott Edwards, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Physiology, LSU Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA. Associate Director, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)

Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D.

Director of the Addiction Institute within the Mount Sinai Behavioral Health System. Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Carrie Kappel, RN, LADC

Board co-chair, Minnesota Nursing Peer Support Network (NPSN). Manager of Operations, Addiction Services at Allina Health

Joji Suzuki, M.D.

Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry, Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Assistant Professor, Harvard Medical School

Producer:  Jessica Bari

Call to Mind’s senior producer is an award-winning producer and journalist. With an extensive focus in health news and programming, her work has appeared on national and regional public radio stations, PBS, Discovery channel, History channel, and SiriusXM’s Doctor Radio channel.

The Splendid Table’s Turkey Confidential

Turkey Confidential is The Splendid Table’s annual Thanksgiving show. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and dinner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.

Guests include chef Kristen Kish, Top Chef’s newest judge, Michigan chef and award-winning writer Abra Berens author of Pulp, A Practical Guide to Cooking with Fruit, Jocelyn Delk Adams of Grandbaby Cakes, and Dan Pelosi aka “GrossyPelosi” the exuberant author of Let’s Eat, 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart and Home.

Host

Francis Lam
Francis Lam took over the program from long-time host Lynne Rossetto Kasper in January 2018. A regular contributor and frequent guest host on The Splendid Table since 2010, Lam is the former Eat columnist for The New York Times Magazine and is Editor-at-Large at Clarkson Potter, a division within Penguin Random House that is a leader in cookbook publishing. For two seasons, Lam was a regular judge on Bravo’s hit show, Top Chef Masters. An award-winning writer, Lam has written for numerous publications, including Gourmet, Bon Appetít, Food & Wine, Lucky Peach, Saveur, Salon, Men’s Journal, and the Financial Times. He graduated first in his class at the Culinary Institute of America and holds a bachelor’s degree in Asian Studies and Creative Writing from the University of Michigan. He lives with his family in New York City.

Featured Guests

    • Jocelyn Delk, is the founder, author, national television personality and brand ambassador behind the award winning cookbook Grandbaby Cakes and the food website Grandbaby-Cakes.com, which gives her family’s, particularly her grandmother’s, cherished generational recipes her modern spin while preserving their original charm and spirit. Jocelyn is the co-host of the Cooking Channel and Discovery Plus game show, Stab That Cake.
    • Abra Berens, is a Michigan chef, author, and former farmer. Through every recipe written and meal served, she aims to tighten the connection between eaters and growers. She believes we can invest in a stronger, more equitable food system for everyone, from producers to grocers to consumers. She is the author of Ruffage: A Practical Guide to Vegetables, a 2020 Michigan Notable Book winner and James Beard Award nominee, and Grist: A Practical Guide to Cooking Grains, Beans, Seeds, and Legumes, and her latest, Pulp: A Practical Guide to Cooking With Fruit. Her dinners at Granor Farm in Three Oaks, Michigan, made her a James Beard semifinalist for Outstanding Chef: Great Lakes.
    • Kristen Kish, was born in South Korea and adopted into a family in Kentwood, MI. At a young age she showed an affinity for cooking and, prompted by her mother, attended Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. After culinary school, Kristen spent the next ten years in Boston honing her skills in several high-profile restaurants, ultimately becoming the Chef de Cuisine at a Relais & Chateaux property. From 2012 – 2013, Kristen competed on Bravo’s Top Chef season 10 where she ultimately won the coveted title. She became a permanent host of Top Chef in 2023. Kristen is the author of Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques.
  • Dan Pelosi, is the Italian American meatball behind GrossyPelosi, the popular Instagram favorite for all things comfort and food. He hosts The Secret Sauce for Food52 and appears regularly on Good Morning America. He lives in Brooklyn, but you can find him online at @grossypelosi. His latest book is Let’s Eat: 101 Recipes To Fill Your Heart & Home.