Explore the holiday program offerings from WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN ideastream below.
BackStory: Monumental Disagreements - Memorials in America
9:00 AM on 90.3 WCPN
In this Memorial Day episode of BackStory, we take on national remembrance. By looking at some of our country’s most iconic monuments, the Guys ask what and whom Americans choose to remember. They discover that memorials often tell us more about their creators than what or whom they memorialize.
Prime Time Radio - Picking Up the Pieces
12:00 PM on 90.3 WCPN
This program visits with five families of veterans wounded by IEDs in Iraq and Afghanistan. The families are coping with the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and post traumatic stress (PTSD). This special breaks new ground by focusing on the parents, especially mothers, who have given up everything—their jobs, retirement savings, and plans for the future - to step in and care for their sons. This issue has not gotten the attention is deserves. In the coming years, as additional tens of thousands of injured veterans return home, overburdened parents will respond with love and support, but the rest of us need to become aware of this urgent problem and help our government develop comprehensive solutions.