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Thanksgiving Specials

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at WVXU and WMUB!

Whether you need help in the kitchen, or just a way to escape from football (or family) - we have some special Thanksgiving holiday specials available for you.

Cincinnati Edition will be taking this week off, so tune in for these special programs:

Exploring Issues in Education

Aug 11, 2017

Thursdays in September at 7:00 pm:
From APMReports, WVXU presents four weeks of documentaries that delve into issues facing the nation's educational system.

September 7 - Keeping Teachers

A Nation Engaged

Apr 25, 2017

Friday, April 28 at 7:00 pm

As the Trump presidency approaches its 100th day, NPR News presents A Nation Engaged, fostering conversation on the topic of Power & the Presidency with this framing question: “How powerful should any American president be?”

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Saturday, August 13 at 8:00 pm:

In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of The Beatles’ appearance at Crosley Field on August 21, 1966, John Kiesewetter looks back at the Beatles phenomena with local music experts and some fans who were there. Along with the remembrances, you’ll enjoy the Beatles music heard at the concert as well as music from the opening acts, The Cyrkle, The Remains, Bobby Hebb and The Ronettes.

Appearing on the show are:

Espionage in the Age of Terror

Jul 7, 2016
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Thursday, August 11 at 7:00 pm:

Kay Chernush for the U.S. State Department, via Wikimedia Commons

Thursday, June 23 at 7:00 pm:

From American RadioWorks: Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims, not delinquents.

This documentary looks at how police and lawmakers are increasingly turning to a public health approach to help vulnerable young people break free of sex trafficking. And it explores the high-tech chase to thwart traffickers and buyers.

Civil Resistance: The Power of The People

May 6, 2016
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Thursday, June 9 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: All across the world people are using nonviolent resistance to tackle corruption, to challenge their governments, and to protect their lands and their culture. The strategies for a successful movement have evolved since the days of Gandhi, but at its heart civil resistance harnesses the power of many to oppose those in power.

Thirsty Planet

Mar 18, 2016
foundtheworld.com

Thursday, May 26 at 7:00 pm

From America Radioworks: Scientists say most people on Earth will first experience climate change in terms of water — either too much or too little. 

Selected Shorts Gift Set

Dec 28, 2015

Selected Shorts is an award-winning series of classic and contemporary fiction read by acclaimed actors.

Monday, December 28: 
Three Boys and a Girl:
Guest host Jane Kaczmarek presents four stories in which boys—and one girl—encounter adventures. Guest storytellers include David Hyde Pierce, Malachy McCourt, James Naughton and Thomas Gibson. 

Examining the Nuclear Deal with Iran

Aug 31, 2015
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Wednesday, September 9 at 7:00 pm:

From America Abroad: On July 14, the United States and five other world powers signed an agreement to limit Iran's nuclear capability in exchange for lifting crippling economic sanctions. It's the culmination of nearly a decade of negotiations and will have far reaching impact throughout the Middle East. 

The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday

Jun 15, 2015

July 4 at 1:00 pm:

So you think you don’t have any plans for July 4th?  WRONG!  SAD!  Celebrate the holiday and pick up a few classified secrets by listening to the Capitol Steps as they poke fun at today’s news with their brand new Fourth of July romp. For three decades, the Capitol Steps have been putting the MOCK in democracy with comedy pulled right from the headlines.

If there’s anything both sides can agree on, it’s that we all could use a laugh.  Tune in as the Capitol Steps rhyme the news of the day. 

Understanding Islamic Feminism

May 1, 2015

Thursday, June 11 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: In some Muslim-majority countries, women are struggling for basic equal rights: the right to drive, the right to travel without their husbands, the right to divorce. Meanwhile, In other parts of the world, Muslim women -- like all women worldwide -- are striving for full gender equality in how they speak, work, and pray. On this edition of America Abroad, an exploration of the ideals and promise of modern-day feminism as it relates in particular to Muslim women. We explore how both men and women grapple with practicing gender equality when those ideals diverge.

Burma at the Crossroads

Apr 10, 2015

Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: This fall, Burma is scheduled to hold its first truly democratic elections in half a century. But despite this progress, the military-run government continues to crack down hard on ethnic minorities and student protesters, putting serious limits on freedom of speech and religion. In this hour, America Abroad looks at the major players in the region promoting change, including Nobel Prize-winner Aung San Suu Kyi. And we'll explore the evolution of democracy -- a process that, as Burma proves, doesn't happen overnight.