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Documentary Special

Sunday 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

A different documentary special is featured each week.

05/31/2015 - Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other -- a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity? It’s been said that smart technology creates dependency on devices, narrows our world to echo chambers, and impairs cognitive skills through shortcuts and distraction. Are these concerns an overstatement of the negative effects of high-tech consumption? http://intelligencesquaredus...

Reveal

May 17, 2015

05/24/2015 - Continuing in depth coverage of law and disorder we expose some of the tensions between police and the communities they serve, and how video cameras are dramatically changing the public's relationship with law enforcement. In Washington, D.C., we examine why there’s been a huge increase in the number of people charged with assaulting a police officer. We team up with WAMU and American University to examine three years of court cases, and find that the people being charged are the...

05/17/2015 - - In this special from High Plains News - produced in association with Mountain West Voices, West Virginia Public Radio and Allegheny Front - we look at the present and future of coal in America. Reporter Catherine Moore traveled the back roads of West Virginia to learn how individuals and communities are dealing with the difficult economic and social transition away from coal. And we go to the Powder River Basin, the region straddling Wyoming and Montana that produces the bulk...

05/03/2015 -The Water-Energy Crunch is a clash of essential needs. Humans are thirsty creatures who need water to drink and bathe, but also to produce most forms of energy. No water, no energy, and nothing goes on. Literally. How we resolve the competition between water and energy needs is a defining issue of this century. "The Water-Energy Crunch," a co-production of IEEE Spectrum Magazine and the National Science Foundation. https://beta.prx.org/stories/57464

04/05/2015 - " We’re members of each other—all of us—everything. The difference is not whether you are or not, but whether you know you are or not. Because we’re all under each other’s influence. We’re all are affected by one another’s others lives and decisions. And there is no escape from this membership." Wendell Berry is an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. The author of more than forty works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, Berry has been the...

Sonia Narang

In celebration of International Women's Day and Women's History Month 2015, Beth Judy and Ann Szalda-Petree produced what Ann calls an hour-long "docu-drama." It's about about access to justice, health care, education and political power, but also about why we often don't hear about the lives of women, whether they live in far-flung parts of the world or in our own backyard.

Reveal for March 2015

Mar 17, 2015

03/22/2015 - We look at the power of a photo, what happens when a VA doctor hands out opiates to veterans like candy and surgery patients who got screwed out of the real deal. https://beta.prx.org/stories/143424

03/15/2015 - Hosted by Tina Fey. From the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dance halls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah, Tina Fey takes us around the world into the secret life of girls and the women the become. Sound-rich, evocative, funny, and powerful - stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities. http://www.kitchensisters.org/girlstories/tina-fey-the-hidden-world/

03/08/2015 - Hosted by Tina Fey. From the dunes of the Sahara to a slumber party in Manhattan, from the dance halls of Jamaica to a racetrack in Ramallah, Tina Fey takes us around the world into the secret life of girls and the women they become. Sound-rich, evocative, funny, and powerful–stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities . Of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail, changed the tide. These specials are produced by Peabody Award-winning producers, The...

03/01/2015 - America owes $6 trillion to China, the War on Terror has stripped us of the moral high ground, and our middle class is no longer the world's most affluent. Are our best days behind us or should the world still bet on America? http://intelligencesquaredus.org/debates/past-debates/item/1251-declinists-be-damned-bet-on-america

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