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Documentary Special

Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A different documentary special is featured each week.

It is alleged that the practice of gerrymandering — dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group — subverts democracy by making congressional districts “safe” for one party or the other. As a result, only those voting in primaries are in effect choosing our representatives. Are primary voters more extreme in their views, and therefore pulling Democrats to the left and Republicans to the right? Or is the impact of gerrymandering overblown? The debaters are Caroline Fredrickson, David Daley, and Chris Jankowski.

For 2016, the Third Coast Festival is back with our annual "Best of the Best" broadcast featuring the winners of our annual documentary competition. In this two-part special, host Gwen Macsai, presents the top radio stories of the year!

Tune In For 'Hamilton: A Story of US'

Nov 2, 2016

'Hamilton' is "a story about America then, told by America now," and who better tells that story than students from New York City high schools?

The Devil You Know

Oct 27, 2016

The Devil You Know — just in time for Halloween and this year's Election, The Truth offers a special hour of horror stories that take place within the world of electoral politics. The Truth is a podcast that makes movies for your ears. The stories are entirely fictional, created with rich sound and professional-level acting, from Peabody-award winning producers Jonathan Michell (Radiolab, Studio 360) and Kerrie Hillman (Fair Game, Studio 360).

Sunday Special: Women At Work

Mar 3, 2016
Rosie the Riveter mural on an abandoned building in Sacramento, Calif.
Carol M. Highsmith

Sunday at 6:00 p.m. on "BackStory," we’re going to work on stories about women’s work. It’s easy nowadays to roll our eyes at the quaint notion that “a woman’s place is in the home.” But is the real history more complicated than that caricature of bygone values? The Guys will explore the relationship between women’s labor and their legal status as citizens. And they’ll ask, how has the value Americans place on the work that women do — in the home and beyond — changed over time?

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