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October Programs

October 3, 2015
Immigration Uncovered:  
Untold Stories of Moving North
The United States has always been a beacon for those searching for safe haven, for a place to build a better life. Though the barriers are high, and the odds are stacked against them, hundreds of thousands of people leave their homes in Mexico, Honduras and other Central American countries and head for the U.S.  Immigration Uncovered: Untold Stories of Moving North flies close to the ground, bringing you personal stories — sometimes uplifting, sometimes heartbreaking, but always surprising — of people crossing borders, encountering new cultures, and building new lives in a new land.

October 10, 2015
Explorers of the Brain
- Latest research from the frontier of neuroscience.
 Right now, inside your head, is a three-pound, non-stop, multitasking marvel. How does it work? Why does it work that way? How can we find the answers? The pace of discovery in neuroscience today is astonishing. And momentum is building. There will always be things about the brain that are fundamentally unknowable, but those gaps are being made smaller because researchers from a broad array of disciplines are pooling their expertise, and because new tools are making new insights possible and freeing scientists to ask questions that could never before be asked. What are some of those new tools, new insights, and new questions? This is the story of Explorers of the Brain.

October 17, 2015

From the parched California coast to the skyrocketing water bills in New York, this October, Reveal takes a deep dive into water issues around the country. We go on the hunt for super water wasters in rain-starved California. The governor’s asked people to conserve, but some homes are using millions of gallons of water a year. Who are these water bingers? And why are they allowed to keep their yards green while California burns?? We’ll investigate -- next time on Reveal.

October 24, 2015
Intelligence Squared U.S. –
Are China and the U.S. Long Term Enemies?
Is China’s ascendancy a threat to the U.S.?  China’s rise as an economic and military power, coupled with its aggression in the South China Sea, have led some to call for a major re-balancing of U.S. policy and strategy. Can China be trusted to act as a responsible global stakeholder?  And will they be a long-term ally, or adversary? The debaters are Peter Brookes, Robert Daly, John Mearsheimer, and Kevin Rudd.

October 31, 2015
War of the Welles Documentary –
Documentary from R.H. Greene
"War of the Welles," tells the back-story of the production of "War of the Worlds", correcting many myths, and explaining why it works as a radio broadcast. Introduced by sci-fi icon George Takei, star of the "Star Trek" television and film series.

Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.