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KGOU Sunday Radio Matinee

Sundays 12 - 1 p.m.

Public radio has many excellent limited-run programs that are regularly featured in this 'variety' hour: Intelligence Squared U.S., America Abroad, Invisibilia, etc. The Sunday Radio Matinee also plays host to KGOU's own documentary productions and various other special content offerings. 

Coming Up: 

IQ2 U.S. Debate: "Western Democracy Is Threatening Suicide"
Credit IQ2 US

Sunday, November 19, 2017 @ noon

IQ2 U.S.  Debate: "Western Democracy Is threatening Suicide"

Do the populist and nationalist uprisings that led to Donald Trump and Brexit signal Western democracy’s certain decline?  Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerative antidote to policies that have challenged liberal institutions and marginalized the middle class?   Some predict that a resilient liberal world order will rally to triumph over fear, xenophobia and fractured political parties – others say that support for autocratic alternatives is on the rise.  For this IQ2 debate, host John Donvan asks his guests if "Western Democracy Is Threatening Suicide." It's IQ2 this Sunday, November 19th at noon.  

 

Past Sunday Radio Matinee Features: 

State Of The Re: Union

In the last episode of State of the Re:Union, the team brings you a collection of our favorite stories from the road. Host Al Letson reflects on six years of SOTRU and says goodbye to the show.

Segments:

·         Medical Migrants (from The Sorting of America episode)

·         Superman! (from the Comics episode)

·         Dear Appalachia Letter (from the Appalachia episode)

·         The Crossing: Chayo (from the Tucson episode)

·         Honest-to-Goodness True Alabama Juke Joint

·         Reflection

Steve Inskeep
NPR / National Public Radio

Few Americans remember that Iran launched its nuclear program in the 1950s with the direct backing of its then ally, the United States. That American support would turn to sanctions and threats of war over Iran’s nuclear ambitions. The bitter rivals opened secret negotiations two years ago and are now party to a high-risk deal.  Supporters and critics agree it’s a pivotal moment – but for better or worse?

This is the story of the United States, the atom and Iran.

It's the story of a historic nuclear agreement — a story we may be tempted to think we know. After all, Congress just finished a chaotic debate that ended when lawmakers failed to block the deal. There was no solemn national moment of decision — no up-or-down vote, as with a treaty or a war.

But this was just the latest twist in a long and complex tale that dates back more than a half-century.

America Abroad / America Abroad

The Iran Nuclear Deal will have a major impact on America's national security and the future stability of the Middle East, and it will help define President Obama's legacy.

www.revealnews.org / Reveal / The Center For Investigative Reporting

This September, Reveal takes us inside America’s coldest cases. There are more than 10,000 John and Jane Does in the U.S. – unidentified and unclaimed bodies languishing in limbo for years, sometimes for decades. In the episode, we crisscross the nation tracing John and Jane Doe cases, showing why so many bodies remain unidentified despite new and powerful forensic tools. Often the job of solving these cases is taken up by amateur web sleuths. Reveal’s award-winning data team has come together to make matching those lost and found easier.

Every year more than one million students fail to graduate from high school on time. But we rarely explore what happens next. What are these students’ lives like 10, 20, even 40 years after they leave the classroom? Do they ever get a second chance?

College is seen as one of the most important ways for young people to break the cycle of poverty. In recent years, our nation has focused on helping low-income students apply to college and receive financial aid. This, however, is only half the story. By some estimates, a very small number of these students — only 1 out of every 4 — actually graduate from college. 

'Megan,' before she became 'Miles.'
Sarah P. Reynolds / Transom.org

Transom.org is the public radio website dedicated to helping people tell their own stories. Transom offers the tools, the techniques and the encouragement to get those stories on the air and help public radio fulfill its mission. From time to time Transom creates special hours for broadcast. These are generally stories we're not hearing on traditional broadcast outlets and often the voices of those we don't hear from at all. 

Andrew Forsthoefel sets out at age 23 to walk across America.
Therese Jornlin (Andrew’s mom) / Transom/Atlantic Public Media

Andrew Forsthoefel set out at age 23 to walk across America, East to West, 4000 miles, with a sign on him that said, "Walking to Listen". This hour-long documentary, co-produced with Jay Allison, tracks his epic journey. It's a coming of age story, and a portrait of this country - big-hearted, wild, innocent, and wise. KGOU's Sunday Radio Matinee feature is "Walking Across America ~ Advice For A Young Man.

Reveal: One Thing Leads To Another

Aug 2, 2015
Reporter Trey Bundy investigates another case of alleged sexual abuse in Oklahoma and learns more about the practices by Jehovah’s Witnesses that help to keep a community silent.
Marsha Erwin for Reveal

There’s always more to the story – that’s how Reveal usually ends its show. But on this episode, that’s the starting point, because one story oftentimes leads to another.  Reveal picks up the threads from three major investigations to see what’s happened since they aired. These are stories that moved people, made them angry and sparked change.

http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/

 Re:sound is Third Coast's remix of music, documentaries, found sound, sound bites, and little audio surprises we find all over the world. The show features personal narratives, sonic portraits, investigative documentaries, experimental sound art, and humorous essays. It's radio you can't hear anywhere else, unless you live everywhere else. Host Gwen Macsai presents this remarkable audio work along with behind-the-scenes interviews and other “bonus tracks” for your listening pleasure.

Illegally poached ivory is displayed by Ugandan authorities.
Uganda Wildlife Authority / America Abroad

The illicit wildlife trade is now worth up to 20 billion dollars a year. That's double what it was just a few years ago — worth far more than the weapons trade and approaching the rate of human smuggling. This has attracted the attention of Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, the Lord's Resistance Army, and other terrorist groups, African militias, and Asian criminal syndicates — all looking to capitalize on this high-value, low-risk venture.

Reveal: Hell Of A Job

Jul 12, 2015
www.revealnews.org / Reveal / The Center For Investigative Reporting

In July, Reveal investigates who’s responsible for protecting workers harmed on the job. Reveal’s collaborative investigation with FRONTLINE, Univision, the Investigative Reporting Program at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and KQED examines the hidden problem of sexual assault on the night shift.

Capitol Steps
capsteps.com / Capitol Steps

THIS Independence Day, enjoy the Capitol Steps one-hour long special, "Politics Takes a Holiday!"

It's the most wonderful time of the year when Presidential candidates emerge from their political slumbers and proclaim themselves fit to rule this Nation. The singing political comedians the Capitol Steps will take on Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Bernie Sanders and all the other "76 Unknowns" who have thrown their hat (and your money) into the ring. It's time to "Mock the Vote" in 2015!

It's been 70 years since a nuclear bomb was used in war, but in spite of that passage of time, it still has a great deal of relevance as a strategic construct even if they are unlikely to ever be used. Countries that possess nuclear weapons can pursue a more aggressive projection of power and a more aggressive foreign policy than they might be able to do otherwise.

Boris Timanovsky
Jordan Silverman / The Moth

KGOU presents a special Father's Day edition of The Moth Radio Hour featuring: A man (Andrew Postman) who faints at the sight of blood prepares to become a father, a Russian immigrant (Boris Timanovsky) takes a trip home and tries to fulfill a promise to his mother, a child (Annalise Raziq) goes to great lengths to hide brussels sprouts from her stepfather, and a family (Dori Samadzai) fights to stay in the country they call home. Producer Jay Allison hosts this tribute to the trials and occasional triumphs of fatherhood.  

Re:sound : The Dinner Table Show

Jun 7, 2015
http://www.thirdcoastfestival.org/

Re:sound is Third Coast's remix of music, documentaries, found sound, sound bites, and little audio surprises we find all over the world. The show features personal narratives, sonic portraits, investigative documentaries, experimental sound art, and humorous essays. It's radio you can't hear anywhere else, unless you live everywhere else. Host Gwen Macsai presents this remarkable audio work along with behind-the-scenes interviews and other “bonus tracks” for your listening pleasure.

We've come a long way since 1975, when a newspaper in Midland, Texas, featured an advertisement about a personal pocket computer wizard that had the broad mathematical abilities of a slide rule: a Sharp calculator.

But, are we smarter now that technology has put a lot more than a slide rule into our pockets? Or are we so dependent on technology to do things for us that we are losing the ability to make our own magic, mentally, socially and politically?

We've Never Been the Same: A War Story

May 24, 2015
Some of Delta 187 Rakassans
Adam Piore / Transom.org

All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too. At Fort Campbell before deployment, Delta was a ragtag bunch, the “leftovers” as one of their fellow soldiers put it, but on the night of March 18th, 1968, they became heroes.

Anna Vignet / Reveal

In part 2 of Reveal’s in-depth look at 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.

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