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June 24, 2017

America Abroad
Beyond the Border: The Future of U.S.- Mexico Relations

Much of President Trump’s populist support comes from people who are deeply worried about globalization and immigration. But Donald Trump’s pro-border wall, anti-NAFTA stance has strained US- Mexico relations. Can the two nations find common ground and work past the rhetoric? 
Join host Joshua Johnson for a lively town hall discussion linking experts and audiences in Washington, DC and Mexico City. The program was recorded on May 11, 2017.

June 17, 2017

The Moth Father's Day Special 2017
"Fathers: Daddy, Dad, Paw-Paw, Pops"

In this special episode celebrating fathers, a man embraces his father's music; a new dad has a breakdown in the grocery store; a young father struggles with his emotions; a son flies to Ghana for his father's funeral, a daughter reveals an embarrassing truth, and an uncle steps in to play an important role. Hosted by The Moth’s Artistic Director Catherine Burns.

June 10, 2017

The Pulse: Follow The Money

Money drives decisions in health and science. It’s part of the equation in drug development and dictates which medicines end up on the pharmacy shelf. Generous government funding attracts bright minds to science. Drastic cuts can can send talent overseas. Everyone along the research pipeline gets paid. Science investigators need grants to do their work, and they pay volunteers to do all sorts of things — like eating radioactive egg sandwiches. The Pulse follows the money.

June 3, 2017

Climate One: How Cities can Solve the Climate challenge


Cities around the country are reshaping their economies for a greener future. Mayors and chambers of commerce are promoting smart growth and moving toward cleaner energy, cleaner cars, and cleaner buildings, with or without support from Washington. In this program we'll hear a discussion on how local businesses and political leaders in red states and blue states are growing their economies, cutting carbon pollution, and preparing for the challenges of climate disruption in their own communities.


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.
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