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Exactly how it sounds. Production Director Patrick Klausen makes his pick of radio shows you might not hear otherwise.
August 30, 2014
Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America
During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S. Suddenly the enemy was hoeing the back garden, and sometimes, sitting at the kitchen table. This sound-rich, hour-long special combines archival sound and period music with voices of those who lived this most unusual moment in history. Mine Enemy is produced by Alison Jones together with Peabody award-winning editor Deborah George, hosted by veteran public radio producer John Biewenand, and mixed by Ben Shapiro. (distributed by Creative PR and PRX)
September 6, 2014
America Abroad - When Water Scarcity Leads to Conflict
AK-47s, grenades, water? Earth's most precious resource doesn't fire bullets or explode but it is guarded, hoarded, and stolen in a way that ignites political tensions on a local level and an international scale. America Abroad travels to Sub Saharan and Pakistan to bring you the stories of those caught up in the struggle to secure clean water. We’ll hear from unapologetic water thieves, reporters turned refugees, and rural residents whose way of life may be completed decimated because of the wording in an old international treaty. (Distributed by PRI)
September 13, 2014
American RadioWorks - Greater Expectations: The Challenge of the Common Core
There's plenty of controversy surrounding the Common Core, a new set of education standards adopted by most states. Getting less attention is what the standards actually say, and the fact that many teachers like them. This American RadioWorks documentary takes listeners into classrooms to explore how the standards are changing teaching and learning. Many teachers say those changes are desperately needed, but some are worried about new Common Core tests and whether they will help improve schools or get in the way of better education. (from APM)
September 20, 2014
NPRs Intelligence Squared debate series - Should we embrace the Common Core?
In K-12 education, there is nothing more controversial than the Common Core State Standards, national academic standards in English and math. Adopted by more than 40 states, they were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for?
THE MOTION - Embrace the Common Core
FOR - Carmel Martin, Exec. VP, Center for American Progress and Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Education
Michael Petrilli, President, Fordham Institute & Co-Editor, Knowledge at the Core
AGAINST - Carol Burris, Principal, South Side High School & Blogger, Washington Post's "Answersheet"
Frederick Hess, Resident Scholar and Director of Educational Policy Studies, AEI
September 27, 2014
The Kitchen Sisters – Hidden Kitchens World
From Mafia kitchens in Sicily to Dissident Kitchens in the Soviet Union. From the seldom-heard saga of Turnspit Dogs in Medieval England to the little-known tale of "The Indiana Jones of the Plant World" who introduced exotic date palms from the Middle East to the Coachella Valley.
In Mexico, we travel to the town of Tequila to meet The Tequila Chamber of Commerce. In France, we go underground into the world of Atomic Wine: a story of wine, war and counterfeiting. In Lisbon we uncover The Kiosk Strategy, a new kitchen vision to bring public culture back to the plazas of Portugal. In Sydney Aunty Beryl brings us to the first Aboriginal Cooking Academy in Australia. And back in the U.S. we stop at The Chocolate University in Missouri and in Las Vegas we go prowling with The Food Detective. (Distributed by PRX)