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Documentary Special

Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A different documentary special is featured each week.

Three inseparable words from the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial in San Francisco's Yerba Buena Gardens:
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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:

10/18/2015 - High-profile cases have recently put campus sexual assault in the spotlight. One question that has repeatedly come up: why are these cases being handled by campuses at all? Title IX requires that every school receiving federal aid must take concrete steps to deal with hostile environments and sexual assault. This leaves colleges and universities with the task of figuring out what policies and procedures to enforce.

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