Special Programming

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

Monday, Nov. 27, 2017 at 9 PM

Is the old cliché true — is laughter the best medicine? Kurt Andersen and Mary Harris, host of the podcast Only Human, go to a laughter yoga class to find out. Also, we hear from a neuroscientist who studies laughter and moonlights as a standup comedian. Comic Chris Gethard explains why he resisted getting help for his depression out of fear of losing his humorous edge—and how getting treatment transformed his career. And we find out when medical humor is – and is not – just what the doctor ordered.

Third Coast International Audio Festival

Thanksgiving Day: Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017, 10 AM to 12 PM

For 2017, the Third Coast Festival is back with the annual "Best of the Best" broadcast featuring the winners of its annual documentary competition. In this two-hour special, host Gwen Macsai, presents the top radio stories of the year!

Truth, Politics and Power

Nov 20, 2017

Monday, Nov. 20, 2017 at 9 PM

Monday, Nov. 13, 2017 at 9 PM

A talk about why trade was one of the biggest issues that got Donald Trump elected. What Americans stand to gain - and lose - by pulling out of trade deals. And what really happened to American manufacturing jobs. We’ll also see how the rest of the world is preparing for a massive shift in US policy, from a microbrewery in Tijuana to a medical manufacturer in Berlin.

His Blue Heaven: A Fats Domino Appreciation

Nov 20, 2017

Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 at 9 PM

Fats Domino, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and documentarian Paul Ingles has produced a 59:00 special that showcases Fat's legendary performances. It is a music-intensive hour with heart-felt and informational commentary from Gwen Thompkins, Anthony DeCurtis, Scott Freiman, Nick Spitzer, Ben Sandmill, Rick Coleman and others.

Sound Opinions Remembers Tom Petty

Oct 12, 2017
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Monday, October 16, 2017 at 9 PM

Through four decades of success, Tom Petty entertained audiences around the world. Nationally respected rock critics Greg Kot and Jim DeRogatis pay tribute to a man who defined classic rock. Petty died at age 66 after suffering cardiac arrest in his Malibu home October 2. Throughout the show, Jim and Greg play excerpts from an exclusive Sound Opinions interview with Tom Petty from 2003.

Program 1 - The Battle of the Airwaves

Monday, Oct. 2, 2017 at 9 PM

The first hour of a two-part series that explores the music created during the Vietnam War, which expressed the deep divisions in the U.S. and provided a life line for GIs in Vietnam, as well as a source of healing when they came home.

Program 2 - The Soundtrack in Vietnam

Monday, Oct. 9, 2017 at 9 PM

The Working Tapes of Studs Terkel

Sep 20, 2017
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Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 at 9 PM

APM Reports: Hard to Read

Sep 18, 2017
APM Reports

How American Schools Fail Kids with Dyslexia

Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 at 9 PM

APM Reports: Shackled Legacy

Sep 15, 2017
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Universities and the Slave Trade

Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at 9 PM

Flyover from MPR News

Sep 7, 2017

Sundays at 4 PM beginning Sept. 10 through Nov. 26, 2017 (12 weeks)

Flyover from MPR News is a weekly, live, national call-in show focused on issues of American identity and the changing American dream as they are lived and experienced in the cities, towns, and rural areas that lie beyond the media spotlights in New York, D.C., and L.A.. A candid conversation full of life experiences and viewpoints from people across the aisle and between the coasts. 

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Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 at 9 PM

Wild Rose Moon with joHn Kennedy

Sep 3, 2017

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Join host George Schricker for a whole lot of fun with Episode 7:  South Bend's own, singer songwriter joHn Kennedy, Chris O'Brien, Marshall County Hammered Dulcimer artist Marcy Prochaska, Music Director John Bahler, and the audience participation quiz show, "Shoot the Moon."

October 1: Shannon Labrie

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Faces of the Shadow Class - College Dreamers in Trump's America

Monday, August 28, 2017, 9 PM

Six undocumented college students, all beneficiaries of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, tell their stories of challenges, hopes and fears as they make their way through college, all of them the first in their families to pursue a degree in the U.S.

Monday, August 21, 2017 at 9 PM

President Trump addressed the nation Monday night on U.S. engagement and "the path forward" in Afghanistan and South Asia.  The president is expected to order about 4,000 additional troops to Afghanistan. The decision follows months of deliberation within the Trump Administration, involving top military commanders, political advisers and even enlisted veterans of the nearly 16-year war. NPR journalists from across the newsroom offer context and analysis about President Trump's remarks.

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