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.

Yale Climate Connections

Climate Connections is a daily (M-F), 90-second radio series that aims to help listeners understand how climate change is already impacting our lives and what diverse people and organizations are doing to reduce the associated risks. The series “connects the dots” between climate change and energy, extreme weather, public health, food and water, jobs and the economy, national security, and the creative arts, among other themes. Stories will include the voice of an individual affected by or helping to solve the problem: the voice of a farmer or rancher describing the impacts of the Great Plains drought on their livelihood; a homeowner describing the benefits of rooftop solar; or a scientist helping coastal communities adapt to rising sea levels. Consistent with the scientific evidence, these voices will help translate climate change from an abstract and seemingly distant problem into a concrete story about how it is affecting our lives here and now.

Aired at :49 during BBC Newshour.

Big Picture Science

Big Picture Science is a weekly one-hour science magazine that connects ideas in surprising and humorous ways to illuminate the origins and evolution of life and technology on this planet and beyond. From free-thinking robots… to the recipe for dark matter… to the mix-and-match genes of synthetic biology, we have it all! One episode a month, Skeptic Check, is devoted to critical thinking. Produced at the SETI Institute and hosted by Seth Shostak and Molly Bentley. Big Picture Science can also be found on iTunes and other podcast sites.  The show began with the title Are We Alone? in 2002.

With Good Reason

Heard on more than 90 public radio stations, listeners call With Good Reason “the best way to make a long drive fly by” and “a much-needed forum.” Each week scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, the arts, politics, history, and business through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From the controversies over slave reparations and global warming, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

The Democracy Test from Truth, Politics and Power

Hosts: Neal Conan and Heather Cox Richardson

The presidency of Donald Trump has sparked a national conversation in America. Is our democracy at risk? “The Democracy Test” will give a broad and diverse national platform to this work. Over the course of six episodes, we’ll examine the fault lines of American democracy. Our guests will bring the kind of expertise needed to understand what is truly unique in this moment of our nation’s history, what brought us here, and what it would take to emerge with an even stronger understanding of what democracy means in America and how we can move toward an even stronger expression of its ideals.