special

Document Leaks

Feb 6, 2018
wikimedia commons

Thursday, March 1 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: Massive document leaks have led to the fall of world leaders and to new anti-corruption laws. But some leaks have put lives in danger. So, is there a limit to the public’s right to know? When is leaking documents and revealing secrets worth the potential security risks?

LBJ’s War

Jan 5, 2018
wikimedia commons

Monday, February 19 at 1 pm:

Through secretly taped phone calls and archival interviews, most unheard until now, LBJ’s War tells the story of LBJ’s fall from grace in the voices of those who were there when this history was made and who had a hand in its making.

LBJ’s War sheds light on a question that has intrigued historians for decades: why was Lyndon Johnson, the most gifted political figure of his time, unable or unwilling to extricate his country from a war that evidence now suggests he knew was unwinnable?

The Science of Gratitude

Oct 12, 2017
greatergood.berkeley.edu

Thursday, November 23 at 7:00 pm

The past 10 years have seen an explosion in the scientific study of happiness. The findings so far are complex, and incomplete. But if they could be distilled into one simple prescription for happiness, it would probably be this: Say thank you.

Gratitude, it seems, is a key—perhaps the key—to feeling more satisfied with your life. It improves your relationships with loved ones. It’s even good for your heart.

This Sunday, a special from producers Lee Hay and John Kiesewetter:

Joe Santangelo: Six Decades of Rock, R&B And All That Jazz

Around Cincinnati will be pre-empted this week for a new special from Lee Hay and John Kiesewetter, Inside the Beverly Hills Supper Club Fire: 40 Years Later.

On Point

Jan 19, 2017

Beginning at 7pm on Inauguration Day, we will feature a special presentation of On Point from WBUR in Boston.

Historically Black

Dec 29, 2016
American Public Media

Thursday, February 9, 16, and 23 at 7:00 pm:
The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover. Historically Black, a series produced by APM Reports, tells some of these stories, revealing intimate and surprising aspects of history.

For more images, links and information, visit historicallyblack.tumblr.com.

February 9 – Hosted by Keegan-Michael Key and Roxane Gay

The Response - America's Story

Dec 28, 2016

The series The Response - America's Story is a chance for Americans to share realities and reflections with the world - and for the world to tell the stories they want Americans to hear at this pivotal moment. It will present a unique, personal and thoughtful collection of who you are and what matters to you - from work to play, from individual passions to politics, from immediate family to global community.

The Response – America’s Story, Episode 2:

APM Reports: In the Dark

Nov 28, 2016

Tuesdays at 7:00 pm beginning January 3:

APM Reports presents In the Dark, an examination of how law enforcement handled the kidnapping of Jacob Wetterling – a case that went unsolved for nearly 27 years, but had sweeping national consequences. From the creation of the federal sex offender registry, to the devastating effects of a man wrongly labeled a “person of interest,” the series enlightens the process in which crimes are – or are not – solved in their communities.

College Choice: the Value of It All

Nov 17, 2016
Elissa Nadworny/NPR

Tuesday, December 6 at 7:00 pm:

Hosted by Robert Siegel: When young adults set out to pick a college back in 2010 and 2011, they were making a decision of a lifetime amid big financial obstacles: soaring tuition and the great recession.

And as they progressed through their college careers, a debate over the value of college grew louder.

America’s Bond with Israel

Nov 8, 2016
americaabroadmedia.org

Thursday, November 17 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: On this edition of America Abroad an examination of America's relationship with Israel. The U.S. and Israel recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding which guarantees 38 billion dollars in aid to Israel over 10 years. This was completed despite noted tensions between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Barack Obama.

Fighting Zika and Future Epidemics

Nov 8, 2016
Frank Hadley Collins

Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there have been more than 4,000 cases of Zika reported in the continental US and almost 30,000 in US territories.

No Choice: Failing America’s Veterans

Sep 23, 2016
revealnews.org

Thursday, September 29 at 7:00 pm:

Two years ago, the system that provides American veterans with health care was rocked by scandal when whistleblowers told the world that vets were dying while the Phoenix VA concealed them on a secret waiting list.

image provided by NPR

Friday, September 23 at 7:00 pm:

Hosted by Rachel Martin: The special will examine the characters of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are the most unpopular candidates since modern polling began.  Why is that the case?

50th Anniversary of The Beatles At Crosley Field:

Lee Hay previews her special commemorating the The Beatles' 1966 concert at iconic Crosley Field, airing this Saturday from 8-10pm and the upcoming free community event, The Beatles At Crosley – 50 Years Later, happening on Sunday, August 21 at the Blue Ash Sports Center

Fighting Isis at Home and Abroad

Jan 29, 2016
americaabroadmedia.org

Thursday, March 10 at 7:00 pm: 

From America Abroad: The latest attacks in the Middle East, Paris, and San Bernardino have proved that the fight against ISIS is not limited to a country or even a region -- it’s a fight against an ideology.

On this edition of America Abroad, an examination of the military, diplomatic, and cyber strategies to defeat ISIS. We will hear from American-Muslim organizers what they think communities can do to prevent extremism at home and fight ISIS recruitment.

Saturday, January 23 at 8pm:

Friday, December 4 at 7:00 pm
Hosted by Ari Shapiro

Heating Up is a one-hour special hosted by NPR’s Ari Shapiro. The special examines the current science of climate change, how much time scientists say there is to address it, the political and economic challenges nations will face during the meeting in Paris and what solutions might come from the summit.

Originally aired Saturday, January 15, 2011 at 11 PM

The Journey From Within is a one-hour tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The special begins with a song by Sweet Honey in the Rock and then continues with the words of Dr. Maya Angelou. Listeners will also hear from Reverend Adam Clayton Powell and philosopher Cornel West. There are important historical moments from Marian Anderson on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, President Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1965 Civil Rights speech, and the voice of Dr. King.

Photo by Marek Hofman
http://www.bbc.com/

In honor of Jack Bruce, bass player for the legendary band Cream, who passed away last weekend, we will air a special episode of Jazz with OT, recorded in 1974, that features some of Cream's most memorable tunes.

Reveal: There’s more to the story

Sep 25, 2014

Friday October 17 at 1 pm:
From The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX. Hosted by Al Letson.

This episode of Reveal is an investigation into accidents and equipment failures in the Coast Guard; a collaborative investigation into US water standards; and another in CIR's series of veteran investigations.

cincinnati.com

Mary Ellen Tanner: Girl Singer is a two-hour tribute to the late local vocalist who loved to sing standards, orginally airing on Saturday, August 9 from 10pm to midnight on 91.7 WVXU, 88.5 WMUB, online at wvxu.org, via the free WVXU mobile app or the iHeartRadio app.  This special will be repeated because of listener response on Saturday, September 20th, from 8-10pm.

A Celebration of John Von Ohlen

Jun 30, 2014
WVXU-FM

Recorded March 2, 2009

Musicians came into the studio that day to honor legendary drummer John Von Ohlen who has played with many jazz greats including Stan Kenton, Woody Herman, Cal Collins, Rosemary Clooney, Tony Bennett, and Perry Como. He's also recorded albums with many other greats like Carmen McRae, Keith Jarrett, Kenny Poole, John Clayton, Mel Torme & the Marty Paich Orchestra, and Benny Carter. John Von Ohlen was inducted into the CEA 2005 Hall of Fame.

The Beatles In America - 1964

Jan 7, 2014
wikipedia.org

Part 1 - Saturday, January 25th at 11pm 
Part 2 - Saturday, February 1st at 11pm

When The Beatles arrived in the United States in February of 1964, no one could have anticipated the tremendous impact the band would have on the development of American popular music and pop culture.

As The Story concludes its successful run, WVXU has moved Cincinnati Edition to 1:00pm daily and added the news magazine Here & Now from 2:00-4:00pm Monday-Thursday. Here’s a rundown:

THE STORY: Host Dick Gordon decided it was time to return to his home in Canada, so The Story has come to an end.  Its final show aired on November 22nd.

prx.org

Tuesday, November 26 at 2:00 pm

Remembering Marian McPartland

Aug 26, 2013
npr.org

On Sunday, September 1 at 10:00 pm, we remember Marian McPartland with a memorial program.

Rosemary Clooney: Big Band Singer

May 1, 2013

Update: Rosemary Clooney: Big Band Singer will be re-broadcast on Saturday, August 3rd at 10pm.

This two-hour special, in honor of her 85th birthday on May 23rd, focuses on the big band career of local favorite Rosemary Clooney. Beginning with her performances with the Tony Pastor Band, the special highlights other big bands she worked with including Duke Ellington, Nelson Riddle, Woody Herman, and Count Basie. You’ll enjoy songs from Rosemary Clooney’s 1956 show, plus, interviews with some of her family and friends, including her brother Nick; friend and host of Song Travels on WVXU, Michael Feinstein;  jazz vocalist Amy London; drummer Jeff Hamilton; and Cincinnati Pops violinist Stacy Woolley. Hosted by Bill Cartwright and produced by Lee Hay.

This one-hour special shares memories of the women whose husbands were affiliated with the Cincinnati Reds during the 1950’s. These wives include Jo McMillan, Eleanor Kluszewski, Joyce Bell-Dolle, Priscilla Stowe, and Betty Hoyt. Jo McMillan talks about driving with her kids around the country to watch her husband Roy McMillan play ball. You’ll also hear memories of Crosley Field and what life was like for baseball families outside the ballpark. Hosted by Howard Wilkinson and produced by Lee Hay.