Weekly Program Highlights

Monday 2/19

1:00 – 1:30 PM
Bioneers… Ever since women won the right to vote in 1920, they have been trying to pass an Equal Rights Amendment to the U.S. Constitution to ensure equality and justice in the eyes of the law. The Third Wave women’s movement might just make it a reality. MomsRising Director Joan Blades, attorney Kimberle Crenshaw, and ERA Coalition President Jessica Neuwirth tell us why the amendment is so important to address discrimination and harassment in the workplace and beyond.

1:30 – 2:00 PM
IdeaSphere…  “A Precautionary Tale” In his new book, agriculture professor Philip Ackerman-Leist recounts how a village rose up against Big Ag, and had a revolutionary success. This is the story of How One Small Town Banned Pesticides, Preserved Its Heritage, and Inspired a Movement.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
The Splendid Table… This week, author Adrian Miller tells The Splendid Table a surprising story of cooks in the White House kitchen and how they may have changed history. Also, hear vegetable magician Amanda Cohen discuss the key three recipes every cook should know. Join us for the show for curious cooks & eaters.

Tuesday 2/20

1:00 – 2:00 PM
TED Radio Hour… Humans adapt to physical and creative challenges in remarkable ways. How do we do it, and what happens when we can’t? Host Guy Raz invites TED speakers to share inspiring stories about our capacity to adapt.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
A Conversation with the Reluctant Therapist... For the better part of the last decade, award-winning photographer, author, and filmmaker Chris Burkard, has continued to refine and redefine his own version of success. From his local roots to gaining international recognition, he has used his curiosity about the world and passion for lifelong learning to create a life that many would envy but few would have the energy and dedication to make it happen. Tune in for a conversation with the reluctant therapist, Elizabeth Barrett and her guest, Chris Burkard about balancing work, family, passion and commitment.

Wednesday 2/21

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Issues & Ideas...  It's been over a year since Andrew Holland died at the San Luis Obispo County jail after being locked in a restraint chair for nearly two days. We meet the Holland family and learn more about Andrew Holland's mental illness, and how the facts of his death came to light. We also visit Fort Hunter-Liggett to watch the 7th Infantry Division in action, training for a national event later this spring.

2:00 – 3:00 PM
On Being...  Movies delight and inspire and repel. They’re places the big questions they take up at On Being land in the heart of our lives. They change our lives and our life together. Get out the popcorn for this show, and immerse yourself in film scores and iconic movie moments—with David Greene on how Star Wars changed him, Ashley C. Ford on The Nightmare Before Christmas, Rubén Blades on the 1943 noir Western The Ox-Bow Incident, and more.

6:30 – 8:00 PM
KCBX in Concert... On KCBX In Concert this week, we look ahead to March with a lot of great chamber performances. The Danish String Quartet dazzles with their distinct Nordic sound and as well we'll delve a little into Bach's Goldberg Variations before their upcoming performance by pianist Peter Serkin. Finally we'll look at David Bruce's rousing South African-inspired piece, Gumboots, for clarinet and string ensemble, part of Camerata Pacifica's ever adventurous season.

Thursday 2/22

2:00 – 3:00 PM
This American Life… “Wait, Do You Have The Map?” Listen to stories about people feeling lost and trying to figure out how to move ahead: two brothers take a doomed road trip through Mexico and a couple from radically different backgrounds draw up a contract for their unlikely romance.

Friday 2/23

6:30 – 7:30 PM
The Club McKenzie… “As Good As Gold”  No one really knows what makes a great song, but they know it when they hear it. This program is a sampling of some of the finest music to emerge from the 1920s.