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Documentary Special

Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A different documentary special is featured each week.

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?

Three inseparable words from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens:
Flickr user B.S. Wise (CC-BY-SA)

How do we break the vicious cycle of violence now so relentless at home and abroad? From mass shootings to the barbarism of ISIS, how can we stop this epidemic? People of conscience everywhere are heartsick and looking for answers. As Rev. Martin Luther King declared, "There is another way." 'The Power of Nonviolence,' a timely new public radio project by David Freudberg from Humankind, seeks deep solutions to this vexing problem.

12/27/2015 - With end of the year approaching, it’s time to celebrate all the great music we’ve had the pleasure to hear. Hosts Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot share their Best Albums of 2015 and hear nominations from listeners.

https://beta.prx.org/stories/166173

Hanukkah Lights 2015

Dec 10, 2015

12/13/2015 - To celebrate the season of miracles and light, NPR searched far and wide to find the best existing writing about Hanukkah. For this year's annual Hanukkah Lights special, we've assembled beloved stories from iconic writers, as well as hidden gems from writers you may not know.

Join hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz for original work from Isaac Bashevis Singer, Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel and Jonathan Safran Foer. Listen to the full hour-long special above, or hear individual stories below.

Hear The Stories

Each year the Third Coast International Audio Festival honors the best new stories produced around the world for radio and the Internet (in English). Tune in to MTPR Sun. Nov. 22 & Nov. 29 at 6:00 p.m. to hear this year's winners. Here's a taste:

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