Special Programming

Here is a list of special programs that air Monday nights at 9  and at other times outside of our normal schedule.

Peace Talks Radio

Monday, April 3, 2017, 9 PM

Three key speeches of American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are excerpted and commented on by two leading King scholars.

http://www.goodradioshows.org/peaceTalksL129.htm

Photofest

Monday, March 27, 2017, 9 PM

A music intensive salute to the music of Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Missouri, Saturday, March 18, 2017. Music historian Paul Ingles focuses on the music presenting a lively hour of Berry's best loved tunes played by himself and by artists throughout rock 'n' roll's history who have treasured and emulated his music.

Notes on Spring

Mar 20, 2017

Monday, March 20, 2017, 9 PM

Charlie Warren hosts an hour of music and information about the promising resurgence of spring, including rare facts about the featured music and the reasons for springtime warming and rain.

http://www.prx.org/pieces/45202-notes-on-spring-a-seasonal-music-special#description

Monday, March 13, 2017; 9 PM

Women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA in the 60s and 70s.

http://www.capecosmos.org/

Monday, Feb. 13, 20, and 27; 9 PM

http://www.apmreports.org/historically-black

Indivisible

Jan 22, 2017
WNYC

Mondays through Thursdays starting Jan. 23, 2017, at 8 PM on News2

Tuesday, January 17, 7 PM

WVPE will air both Indiana and Michigan's state of the state addresses, simultaneously.

Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb will deliver his first address to the General Assembly and you can hear it live on our main channel at 88.1 WVPE.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder will be broadcast on WVPE News2, which you can hear on an HD radio, online or on the WVPE app.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 8 PM on News2

The second week of 2017 is turning out to be a very busy one in American politics. As the U.S. prepares for a new presidential administration to take office, The NPR Politics Team is covering a flurry of confirmation and intelligence hearings at the Capitol, a "farewell" speech by President Obama, and a news conference held by President-elect Trump. The NPR Politics Podcast Radio Special offers reporting and analysis of all of these events.

APM Reports: In The Dark

Jan 9, 2017

Child abductions are rare crimes. And they're typically solved. For 27 years, the investigation into the abduction of Jacob Wetterling in rural Minnesota yielded no answers. In the most comprehensive reporting on this case, APM Reports and reporter Madeleine Baran reveal how law enforcement mishandled one of the most notorious child abductions in the country and how those failures fueled national anxiety about stranger danger, led to the nation's sex-offender registries and raise questions about crime-solving effectiveness and accountability.

Monday, Jan. 2, 2017, 9 PM

NPR News has produced a new hour-long special called, “College Choice: The Value of It All,” hosted by All Things Considered’s Robert Siegel. Robert spent more than a year checking in periodically with nine college seniors, talking with them about their choice of school and how things turned out. The special follows the arc of these visits, capturing the highlights of this ATC reporting project from beginning to end.

Toast of the Nation

Dec 20, 2016

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 9 PM - Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017, 3 AM

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve since the 1970s, Toast of the Nation is the perfect audio complement for the occasion. It's festive jazz you can party to, all night long. Spirited, improvised, and swinging, each segment stops in a Blue Note venue throughout the country and the world! We’ll hear sets from Buika, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Joshua Redman and Brad Meldau, pianist Fred Hersch, Ron Carter, and Dee Dee Bridgewater.

Saturday, Dec. 31, 2016, 8 PM

If only the Capitol Steps had some funny material to work with in 2016…is something that will never cross your mind when listening to their Year In Review New Year’s special. All your election favorites will be there: President Elect Trump, Hillary, Bernie Sanders, Vladimir Putin…wait, what?!?

Let’s not let the election divide us any further. Tune in, and let’s unite in laughter! And for goodness sake, can someone give Merrick Garland a hug?

krpoliticaljunkie.com / PRX

Friday, Dec. 30, 2016, 9 PM

Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, 9 PM

Bob Boilen’s had it with the holidays. He storms out of the studio and finds himself taking a Dickensian journey, with visits from some old friends including Carrie Brownstein, Dan Auerbach, Aimee Mann, Ben Folds, and more. And um, they will also play the usual unusual holiday songs.

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