Documentary Special

Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A different documentary special is featured each week.

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Documentary Special
2:23 pm
Mon June 30, 2014

Millennials Don't Stand A Chance - An Intelligence Squared Debate

07/10/2014 -

Millennials—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired? The debaters are Binta Niambi Brown, David D. Burstein, W. Keith Campbell, and Jessica Grose.

Documentary Special
1:36 pm
Mon June 23, 2014

Capitol Steps - July 4th Special

07/03/2014 - Tune in on July 3 at 1:00 p.m. for this pre-Independence Day celebration. Enjoy the Capitol Steps' one-hour long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

The Capitol Steps will address timely issues set to show tunes! There's John Kerry singing "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Crimea?" and Hillary Clinton admonishing Joe Biden to "Let It Go" when it comes to running for President. It's a show so clogged with jokes that Chris Christie threatened to shut it down!

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Documentary Special
2:00 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

The Power of Art in A Changing Middle East

06/26/2014 - Film, music, and art are often the best ways to capture the will and the mood of the people in times of turmoil.  Art sometimes has the power to move millions where politics fails. So in this program we attempt to identify some prominent artistic voices in the Middle East, North Africa, and in South Asia and evaluate their take on liberal ideals, on sectarian violence, on terrorism and how they're being received by audiences in both the Arab and Muslim communities and in the West.

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Documentary Special
1:46 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Climate One special - Global Cleanup

06/19/2014 - Today we are talking about our green future – green energy and greenbacks. The news for business is good: When companies use less energy, they save money and create more jobs. Our guests include an eminent economist and a U.S. climate negotiator, both looking for ways to protect the planet while keeping the world economy on track. We will also look at how Walmart is going green to boost to boost their bottom line.

http://www.climate-one.org/

Documentary Special
9:38 am
Wed June 4, 2014

The Really Big Questions - part 5 of 5

06/12/2014 - What's Your Story?

Research confirms that our minds depend on story as the main roadmap for comprehending, deciphering, recalling and organizing our lives. Why do stories have such power over our beliefs and our behaviors? Why did we evolve to be storytelling animals?

http://www2.pri.org/infosite/networknews/trbq.cfm

Documentary Special
8:36 am
Wed June 4, 2014

An Intelligence Squared Debate on the motion – “Is the future of the university online?”

06/05/2014 - Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of MOOCs (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary? The debaters are Anant Agarwal, Jonathan Cole, Ben Nelson, and Rebecca Schuman.

Documentary Special
2:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

The Really Big Questions - part 4 of 5

05/22/2014 - What is a good death?

Most people hope to die quickly, or go quietly at home, surrounded by family. But most of us won’t die that way. More often, we die in intensive care. Perhaps fear keeps us from the good death we wish for. In this program, we hear from people seeking to bring engagement with death back into our culture, through death salons, green funerals, and meaningful end-of-life care.

http://www2.pri.org/infosite/networknews/trbq.cfm

Documentary Special
2:00 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

The Really Big Questions - part 3 of 5

05/15/2014 - Why Does Music Move Us? Music exists in every culture. Does that mean it offers an evolutionary advantage? What drives humans to make music? And why does music get so deeply embedded into our lives? We’ll delve deeper into what music can teach us about the human brain – with musicians and researchers including:

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Documentary Special
2:00 pm
Thu May 1, 2014

The Really Big Questions - part 2 of 5

05/08/2014 - Why Do We Share?

Are humans basically selfish, or basically giving? There’s a widespread assumption that you have to offer people incentives to do good deeds and threaten punishment to stop them from doing evil deeds. But the way people act in the real world contradicts that idea. Humans may actually have been shaped by evolution to care about each other, to share, and to cooperate. In this program, we hear from a fascinating cast of characters:

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Documentary Special
8:58 am
Mon April 28, 2014

The Really Big Questions - part 1 of 5

05/01/2014 - What is this thing called love?

This program ponders the “why” behind humans’ drive to pair up. Why do human beings feel romantic love? What happens to the brains of people who are in love? How can scientifically studying love help us navigate our relationships? A fascinating cast of characters tackles these questions head-on: 

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