The story of Cinderella has been passed down from generation to generation in many versions and languages. In the opera “La Cenerentola” by composer Gioachino Rossini and librettist Jacapo Ferretti, there is no fairy godmother, no magic, and no glass slipper. Cenerentola is treated like a housemaid by her blustery stepfather and her sniping stepsisters until the charming prince marries her and changes her life forever.
America's Test Kitchen has been the number one cooking show on public television for 14 years. (The January 2014 Nielsen rating was a heavyweight 1.68 with 2.3 million viewers per week.) But America's Test Kitchen Radio was launched just two years go.
The first 2014 radio special investigates the mysterious, perplexing world of gluten-free baking. Gluten, the essential protein in wheat flour, creates structure and helps baked goods rise. Without it, cookies spread like hot lava, breads rise up out of their loaf pans, and pizza tastes like crackers.
What does the national motto, “In God We Trust,” mean to Americans today?
Dr. Daniel L. Anderson, Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball, James Haught, Imam Ehteshamul Haque, Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, and Rabbi Victor Urecki explore this topic with University of Charleston President Ed Welch in a panel discussion titled, “In God We Trust: Finding the ‘We.’”
The program will air at 2 pm Monday, April 21 on West Virginia Public Radio.
“Reveal” is a first-of-its-kind radio show that brings listeners deep into current investigations and captures the drama and high stakes of the reporting process. The show will break investigations from CIR and other news organizations from across the country and around the world. Impact will be a significant theme that will play into future episodes, as the broadcast reports to the audience what happened – or did not happen – as a result of the investigations.
The program will air Thursday, April 10 at 9 pm on West Virginia Public Radio.
Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes is the story of women in the ultimate Man’s World – the labs and Shuttle crew cabins of NASA.
Catch the broadcast Thursday March 12 at 9 pm.
Told in the first person, these stories explore the experiences of NASA’s first woman engineers and scientists and its first astronauts. It also tells the fascinating story of a group of women pilots who – in the early 1960s – were led to believe that they would be America’s first women astronauts and were given the exact same physical tests are the Mercury astronauts.
Comedy legend Steve Martin is now in the fifth decade of a varied and accomplished career as a comic, actor, author and playwright. He is also a Grammy-winning, boundary-pushing bluegrass banjoist and songwriter.
This special program airs Saturday, March 1 at 10 pm in WV PBS in HD.