Prairie Public Presents

Sundays at 5pm CT

Tune in Sundays at 5 pm CT for a fresh variety of radio programs—a new one each week!

View past and upcoming episodes below.

July 15, 22, and 29 President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 on February 19, 1942, just months after Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Some 120,000 people of Japanese ancestry were forced from their homes on the West Coast and sent to one of ten "relocation" camps, where they were imprisoned behind barbed wire for the length of the war.

July 1, 2018 Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and beyond. Will the rise of robots fuel a new wave of “us versus them” populism capable of undermining democracy? Join us as Intelligence Squared debates whether automation will crash democracy.

June 24, 2018 Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currenty in the hands of users, not nations, and make financial exchanges more transparent, efficient, and democratic. Skeptics argue this highly volatile digital currency offers a platform for illicit activity, including money laundering and trafficking of humans and drugs, free from government oversight and regulation. 

June 17, 2018 Lucy Gebre-Egziabher and Christine Bozarth (Northern Virginia Community College) challenge students around the world to tackle a global issue through film. This year, the issue is climate change.  

June 10, 2018 Host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Jason D. Hill discuss "An Immigrant Defends America" on Why: Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.

June 3, 2018 Will all of the recent goodwill gestures between North and South Korea lead to the one thing Washington wants most? Can a deal be struck that denuclearizes North Korea? And what will they want in exchange for giving up that leverage? Presented in partnership with Georgetown University, LIVE at the first Georgetown University Women’s Forum. With Suzanne DiMaggio, Sue Mi Terry, Bonnie Jenkins, and Mira Rapp-Hooper, featuring a keynote conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Suki Kim. 

May 26, 2018, "As starkly moving as taps at dusk" says the Washington Post about Beyond Glory, a powerful tribute to military valor written and performed by stage and screen star Stephen Lang (Colonel Quaritch in Avatar).

May 13, 2018 Host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Rutger Bregman ask "Is a universal basic income too Utopian to work?" on Why: Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.

May 6, 2018 In this hour, mothers in all their beautiful, complicated glory.

April 29, 2018 Richard Jones was sentenced to 19 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Seventeen years in, he discovers he has a look-alike, with the same first name, who may have committed the crime. Richard’s conviction hinged on eyewitness testimony from Tamara Scherer, the victim of the crime, who testified that Richard was her attacker.