Over the next few weeks KWMU will air four documentaries from American RadioWorks. The programs will help explain the economic crisis we’re facing.
Foreclosure City – Airs Tuesday, May 5th, 8:00 – 9:00pm
American RadioWorks looks at the roots and the fall-out of the Las Vegas foreclosure crisis, and tells the stories of residents trying to build new lives, now that their old dreams have failed. Hosted by Steven Smith.
A Better Life: Creating the American Dream – Airs Tuesday, May 12th, 8:00 – 9:00pm
As part of American Public Media’s “Next American Dream” project, this program chronicles the evolution of the American Dream since the Great Depression. Hosted by Steven Smith.
Hard Times in Middletown – Airs Tuesday, May 26th, 8:00 – 9:00pm
In 1929 the Rockefeller Institute published an intimate look at church, school, family and work in Muncie, IN. This documentary helps us understand how the economic crisis is affecting the people who defined the American middle class. Hosted by Kai Ryssdal of Marketplace.
Bridge to Somewhere – Airs Tuesday, June 2nd, 8:00 – 9:00pm
With the country’s economy in a tailspin, many Americans are calling for a new New Deal. This hour looks at whether repairing roads and expanding broadband Internet can help Americans back toward prosperity. Hosted by Steven Smith.
For more information, visit KWMU’s site dedicated to Facing the Mortgage Crisis, and tune in to KWMU – 90.7 FM.