Aspen Ideas Festival: The Next Economy

Saturday, August 21, 2010 9pm Producer: American Public Media Listen Again: Audio Not Available Every day there’s a new headline about the economy. But what’s fact and what’s fiction? Go inside the Aspen Ideas Festival, where the top economic minds debate the health of our financial system. Marketplace’s Kai Ryssdal hosts this first of two… Continue reading Aspen Ideas Festival: The Next Economy

Engineering Pharmaceuticals

Saturday, August 7, 2010 9pm Producer: Richard Paul Listen Again Engineering Pharmaceuticals explores one of the major causes of rising health care costs – development of new drugs. It can cost up to a billion dollars to bring a new drug to market. This program goes behind the curtain and shows how drugs are created… Continue reading Engineering Pharmaceuticals

Africa's Holy Healers

Saturday, July 31, 2010 9pm Producer: America Abroad Media Listen Again Sub-Saharan Africa is a religious place. It’s also riddled with disease. AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis prey upon Africa’s faithful, often in the prime of their lives. And anemic public health systems can’t carry the cross. And so, into the valleys of death step medical… Continue reading Africa's Holy Healers

Southern Slices: Summer Stories

Saturday, July 24, 2010 9pm Producer: John Biewen/Center for Documentary Studies Listen Again Radio-making isn’t just for professionals. Every summer, several dozen people from across the country converge on the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University to learn the skills of audio documentary work — recording, shaping and crafting a piece, and mixing it… Continue reading Southern Slices: Summer Stories

State of the Re:Union: Milwaukee

Saturday, July 17, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again Milwaukee, Wisconsin, once referred to as “America’s Machine Shop”, has suffered a similar fate to other rust-belt cities. But despite the decline of some of its industries, passionate, hard-working citizens are changing this manufacturing mecca into a city of ideas. Host Al Letson explores… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: Milwaukee

No Brother of Mine

Saturday, July 10, 2010 9pm Producer: 2 Below Zero Listen Again This documentary includes sexual subject matter; listener discretion is advised. “No Brother of Mine” offers an unflinching look at U.S. sex offender policy that reaches beyond the headlines and into the lives of real people. Reported over four years by award-winning independent producers Todd… Continue reading No Brother of Mine

State of the Re:Union: Oakridge, OR

Saturday, July 10, 2010 8pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again Back in the timber industry’s heyday, small mill towns in Oregon were thriving. Business was booming. Then in the early 1990s, the saws stopped. The mills shut down and their economies crumbled. State of the Re:Union surveys how a town that has lost its… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: Oakridge, OR

State of the Re:Union: New Orleans

Saturday, July 3, 2010 9pm Producer: Al Letson, PRX/NPR Listen Again The city of New Orleans is as proud of its traditions as it is steeped in them. But since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, the city and its residents have been thrust into new relationships with those very traditions they hold so dear. State… Continue reading State of the Re:Union: New Orleans

Snap Judgment: Warning Signs

Saturday, July 3, 2010 8pm Producer: Glynn Washington/NPR/PRX Listen Again Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people’s lives. Snap Judgment’s raw, intimate, and musical brand of storytelling dares listeners to see a sliver of the world through another’s eye. This week, before the universe knocks you upside the head, it… Continue reading Snap Judgment: Warning Signs