The Splendid Table: Turkey Confidential

Thanksgiving is full of high expectations, a huge menu and a house full of guests – which can make for a stressful day or two in the kitchen. That’s why holiday cooks, hosts and eaters tune into The Splendid Table’s “Turkey Confidential” on Thanksgiving morning. Francis Lam takes calls and comes to the rescue of Thanksgiving cooks, kitchen helpers, and inner guests during the biggest cooking day of the year.

PRX special: Crushed–baseball’s steroid era

Cheating has a ripple effect. And in baseball’s steroid era, the lies and rule breaking extended far beyond the stars that sparked the scandal. Players at all levels of the game had to decide if they should use—and reap the benefits—or stay clean. In this hour-long special from Religion of Sports and PRX, we’ll learn how steroids took hold of baseball and meet two men whose choices reveal a story that Major League Baseball would rather forget.

Crushed is written and reported by Joan Niesen. Jessica Pupovac is our senior producer. Our associate producer is Devon Manze and our production assistant is Meghan Coyle. Michael Garofalo is our editor. Jane Ackermann fact-checked the series. Gotham Chopra, Ameeth Sankaran and Adam Schlossman are our executive producers. Special thanks to Lisa Pollack, and to composer Michael Kramer.

Gov. Newsom’s State of the State address (live coverage)

Amid a global pandemic and facing a potential recall election, Gov. Gavin Newsom will deliver his 2021 State of the State address at a time of great political peril. He will also break two longstanding traditions: Rather than addressing a joint session of the California Legislature in the Assembly chamber, he will give what his office calls a “virtual presentation … from Los Angeles County.” And for the first time in years, the State of the State will occur in prime time.

KSPB will offer live, special coverage starting at 6pm Pacific on Tuesday, March 9, hosted by Cap Radio’s political reporter and California State of Mind podcast host Nicole Nixon.

Cambridge Forum

Cambridge Forum is a lively half-hour program dealing with the issues and ideas shaping contemporary society. Programs feature activists, authors, doers and thinkers engaging in stimulating and non-adversarial exchanges with live audiences, representing diverse points of view. Forums are recorded live in Harvard Square. Recent program topics looked at LIVING WITH ROBOTS, THE END OF MEAT?, KOCHLAND, APPALACHIA: A CULTURAL CROSSROADS, ON FIRE with Naomi Klein, HOW TO START A REVOLUTION, THE AGE OF ILLUSIONS with Andrew Bacevich and MIGRATING TO PRISON: AMERICA’S OBSESSION WITH LOCKING UP IMMIGRANTS. Previous subjects have covered the gamut from Bob Dylan’s poetry, the history of baseball, the future of farming and how artists have contributed to peace.

American Dreamer: Sam’s Story

Every year, an estimated 65,000 undocumented students graduate from American high schools. Raised entirely in American culture, they finish high school only to find themselves in a peculiarly American limbo. “American Dreamer: Sam’s Story” is a first-person longitudinal radio documentary sharing the experience of one of these kids.

BBC Special: Vaccines, Money and Politics

A vivid exploration of the whole ecosystem involved in the discovery, development and distribution necessary for a vaccination program to immunize a world of more than seven billion people.

Hard Questions, Real Answers: COVID-19 and the Economy Part 2

As hundreds of thousands of workers lose their jobs and companies face an uncertain future, we’ll focus on the big-picture: the economy. Our guests, Marketplace Correspondent and Host Sabri Ben-Achour and Minneapolis Federal Reserve President Neel Kashkari, and will take your questions about what this downturn means for average American families, whether Congress is doing enough, and what the economy will look like on the other side.

Hard Questions, Real Answers: COVID-19 and the Economy Part 1

COVID-19 has brought a deluge of troubling economic news even as many Americans have only a small “rainy day” fund to see them through. Our national call-in show will feature Marketplace Correspondent and Host Kimberly Adams and a personal finance expert. Kimberly is based in D.C. at the heart of the political decision making around COVID-19, and can discuss the resources at people’s disposal and the impacts on local economies. Alongside Kimberly, our personal finance guest can tackle your questions about how to pay your student loans, make your mortgage payments and manage your money.

Blue Dot

Each week Blue Dot takes you to curiosities across our universe. Featuring interviews with leading scientists, authors, filmmakers and journalists from around the world, Blue Dot examines our home from a planetary perspective. Whether it’s a discussion about our life-giving oceans, the imperiled climate systems, the depths of space, or how a rock guitar works, Blue Dot is an adventure of discovery.

Hosted by Dave Schlom, and co-produced by North State Public Radio, Blue Dot digs deep into conversations about earth and space. For the past 12 years, Schlom has adorned the airwaves with his warm, relaxed style. His extensive scientific and journalistic background and his gift for engaging natural and thought-inducing conversations make Blue Dot a program you don’t want to miss.

Original Theme Music by Matt Shilts, Engineer and Producer Matt Fidler, Associate Producer Ellie Johnson.

The Best of Our Knowledge

From WAMC-FM, The Best of Our Knowledge keeps listeners up-to-date on educational trends, from preschool to PhD, and spotlights breakthroughs in all disciplines. Hosted and produced by Bob Barrett.