Director's Choice

KSFC: Saturday 6pm-7pm

Every week you'll discover interesting programs on Director's Choice.  It's a showcase for some of the best public radio has to offer.  You'll hear documentaries, one-off programs, limited-run series, and other great shows that you might not hear otherwise.  Hand-picked by Brian Lindsey, you can tune in each Saturday evening at 6 for informative and sometimes eclectic radio. 

Director's Choice, Saturday's at 6pm on KSFC 91.9.

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!

November Programs

Nov 4, 2016

 November 26, 2016

2016 Re:sound Specials, from the Third Coast Audio Festival
The Imposter Show -
This hour on Re:Sound, what do we really know about other people’s lives? Double lives, double binds, double trouble.
 

October Programs

Sep 30, 2016

October 29, 2016

Intelligence Squared U.S. 
Are the Elites to Blame for the Trump Phenomenon?

 

The elites of both parties have expressed contempt for Donald Trump, and Trump has succeeded in part by channeling his voters’ contempt for the elites. Does support for Trump reflect an uninformed populism and misplaced anger by a large swath of the American electorate? Or have the elites failed to empathize with their struggles, and failed to craft effective policies to help them cope? The debaters are Timothy Carney, Jennifer Rubin, Ben Domenech, and Bret Stephens.

September Programs

Sep 1, 2016

September 24, 2016

The Making of Clinton and Trump: Character in the 2016 Election

This special examines the characters of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. The 2016 Democratic and Republican presidential candidates are the most unpopular candidates since modern polling began. Why is that the case? Over the course of the hour, we will revisit their personal histories and explore episodes in which their characters were forged.

August Programs

Aug 17, 2016

August 27, 2016

America Abroad - Espionage in the Age of Terror
In this episode of America Abroad, we discuss the current state of human intelligence gathering and its future. We explore how encryption affected the nature of spying, how the challenge of recruiting has changed, and what techniques do agencies at home and abroad feel will give them the edge for the future.

July Programs

Jul 28, 2016

 July 30, 2016

National Magazine - Climate One Radio: "Doubt, Deception, Defiance"

This week, we’re going to extreme ends of climate change debate... and action. While most of us are still comfortable sitting in the center – perhaps accepting the science, but not doing much about it – there are some organizations and individuals who are willing to jump off a bridge to convince us of the peril we face. And there are others who are using misinformation and deception to try to sow doubt in our minds about whether there is any problem at all.

June Programs

Jun 4, 2016

June 25, 2016

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Has the President Usurped the Constitutional Power of Congress?

The Supreme Court announced on Thursday that it had deadlocked in a case challenging whether President Obama’s unilateral immigration actions usurped Congress’s power and flouted his duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.” But some argue that the President was not exercising legislative power; he was simply exercising his well-established executive discretion. Has the President usurped Congress’s legislative power? The debaters are Michael McConnell, Adam Cox, Carrie Severino, and Eric Posner.

May Programs

May 5, 2016

May 28, 2016

The Silent Generation: From Saipan to Tokyo
The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

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