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.