Public Affairs

Issues and stories about matters of social or political concern.

January 28, 2018
Louise Erdrich talks about her award-winning novels.

January 21, 2018
Narratives from prairie region Vietnam veterans help to foster understanding around the lasting impact of the Vietnam War.

January 14, 2018
Host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Al Gini discuss “Why We Need More Jokes In Our Lives” on Why: Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.

December 31, 2017 and
January 7, 2018
Third Coast Festival is back with our annual Best of the Best broadcast featuring the winners of our 2017 documentary competition. In this two-part special, host Gwen Macsai presents the top radio and podcast stories of the year!

December 10
Host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Heather Douglas discuss “What Does Science Policy Have to do With Democracy?” on Why: Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.

December 2, 2017
Join host Seth Habhegger for a show pilot. It's some old time radio ... Groucho Marx's "You Bet Your Life" and much more.

November 26, 2017
World-renowned naturalist Joe Hutto, subject of the Emmy winning BBC documentary "My Life As a Turkey", discusses how he became a wild turkey mother in the hammocks of Florida on the radio program With Good Reason. Plus, Minnesota Chef Sean Sherman gives us a taste of pre-contact American Indian cuisine.

November 19, 2017
In a new hour-long special called "Sexual Harassment: A Moment of Reckoning," NPR Weekend Edition Sunday host Lulu Garcia-Navarro looks at the significance of this moment and what it could mean for the culture.

November 12, 2017
Host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Peter Singer discuss "Philosophy Changing Lives" on Why: Philosophical Discussions About Everyday Life.

November 5, 2017
From America's suburbs to the subways, from community centers to world-renowned stages, Chinese musicians are bringing the sounds of an ancient art form to our western tapestry. The  Passage to the Middle Kingdom One-Hour Special tells the stories of the instruments, the music, and the keepers of this oral tradition.

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