WHYY-FM Sunday Specials


Every Sunday night at 8 p.m., WHYY brings you special programming from public media’s best producers.


March 2017

March 5
Is Policing Racially Biased?

In 2014, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a wave of protests and sparked a movement targeting racial disparities in criminal justice. How have recent incidents shaped our view of policing? Does crime drive law enforcement’s use of force or is there racial bias?

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March 12
America Abroad

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March 19
Are Charter Schools Overrated?

In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, enrollment increased from under 1 million to 2.5 million students. Have charter schools lived up to their promise?

March 26
WHYY’s Commonspace

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April 2017

April 2
The Response

With a significantly changed political landscape under the new Trump administration, this program creates a place for Americans to share their stories and reflect individual and community realities at this important moment in time. The program taps the public radio audience, but intentionally uses new resources to draw out voices not usually heard in media, especially public media. The Response – America’s Story, presents listeners’ unique stories and their hopes for the next four years, explored through a first-person lens.
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April 9
America Abroad

America Abroad is an award-winning documentary radio program distributed by Public Radio International (PRI) and broadcast on public radio stations nationwide. Each month, we take an in-depth look at one critical issue in international affairs and U.S. foreign policy.
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April 16
Climate One – Republican Renegades on Climate

Climate One, based at The Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, offers a forum for candid discussion among climate scientists, policymakers, activists and concerned citizens. This program is in two parts: segment 1 – Republicans on climate change; segment 2 – Climate denial.
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April 23
Truth, Power & Politics

In this program, host Neal Conan puts the new presidential administration’s policies and practices in historical perspective. Among the range of questions to be explored include: what is the purpose of the president’s attacks on the media? Why has he questioned the integrity of the nation’s intelligence services? How do the origins of the “America First” movement fit into the administration’s policy formation? How will the president respond to dissent, to Constitutional checks and balances and to international crises?
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April 30
WHYY’s Commonspace

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