Director's Choice

KSFC: Saturday 6pm-7pm

Exactly how it sounds.  These programs have been hand-picked by Brian Lindsey.  It's a showcase for one-offs, limited series, and documentaries you may not hear otherwise.

April Programs

Apr 1, 2017

April 15, 2017

Truth, Politics and Power: DPRK Democratic People's Republic of Korea

This edition of Truth Politics and Power delves into the background and history of the nuclear stand off with North Korea.  As Pyongyang continues to develop nuclear weapons and the missiles to carry them, the Trump Administration vows that the US will resolve the crisis - with China’s help if possible, but on its own if necessary. Former Ambassador Christopher Hill discusses where we stand now and why options range from bad to worse, and Sheila Miyoshi Jager, author of Brothers at War: The Unending Conflict in Korea,on the 70 year struggle among Koreans to determine the future of their peninsula.

March Programs

Mar 2, 2017

March 25, 2017

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Are Charter Schools Overrated?

In the 25 years since Minnesota passed the first charter school law, these publicly funded but privately operated schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Many charter schools boast of high test scores, strict academic expectations, and high graduation rates. Opponents argue that charters, which are subject to fewer regulations and less oversight, lack accountability, and take much-needed resources from public schools. Are charter schools overrated? The debaters are Gary Miron, Jeanne Allen, Julian Vasquez Heilig, and Gerard Robinson.

February Programs

Feb 3, 2017

February 25, 2017

The View from Room 205

The View from Room 205 is a one-hour documentary that takes an unflinching look at the intersection of poverty and education in this country. It tells the story of a fourth grade classroom at William Penn Elementary, a public school in one of the nation’s poorest neighborhoods, North Lawndale on Chicago’s West Side. The documentary weaves together human stories in the school, from the children to their teacher to the principal, and pulls back to explain the big picture. It looks at poverty’s hold on school achievement and explores the unintended consequences of a core belief driving school reform today – that poverty is no excuse for low achievement.

January Programs

Jan 6, 2017

January 28, 2017

America Abroad: U.S.-Russia Relations in the Trump Era

This time on America Abroad, a look at at the post-election state of the US relationship with Russia. We'll explore the cyber warfare and the security strategies on both sides; We'll discuss Russia's relationship with NATO and its interests in the Baltics; And we'll hear how people in Russia view the US, Putin, and their country's long economic recession.

December Programs

Dec 1, 2016

December 31, 2016

Best of the Best: The 2016 Third Coast Festival Broadcast, Part Two

For 2016, the Third Coast Festival is back with our annual "Best of the Best" broadcast featuring the winners of our annual documentary competition. In this two-part special, host Gwen Macsai, presents the top radio stories of the year!