After decades of decline and the loss of millions of jobs — many of them well-paid, specialized vocations that fueled post-War and Cold War housing booms, and educated generations of young people — a new kind of American manufacturing has emerged. It’s leaner, meaner and putting into practice what economists are saying is the recipe for industrial resurgence: use technology to control costs and boost production, rely on risk-taking investors to back the boldest ideas, and, yes, employ fewer workers — but arm them with better education and modern skill sets. Listen for this special series over the next month as Morning Edition explores the new American manufacturing landscape. Tune in weekday mornings from 5 to 8 on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
This series offers viewers an up-close and personal look into the world of the modern American entrepreneur. As complicated as starting a business may seem, the goal is to demystify the process by sharing the real life experiences of average Americans who are taking control of their own destiny while creating jobs for others. Over 90% of all companies in America are small businesses. Those small businesses employ over 50% of all people working in this country. Today’s media rarely focus on the stories of those Americans and their hard work, despite small-businesses being the backbone of the country. START UP explores the next generation of American business owners and the dreams that drive them. Tune in Saturday nights at 8:30, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
The kids will love kicking off the newest season of Electronic Field Trip by learning about THE GLOBAL ECONOMY. What we think of as the modern global economy is actually centuries old! Join Maggie, an adventurous rat, as she boards ships using international trade routes to make her way home from England to the American colonies. Along the way, discover the inner workings of the 18th-century mercantile system. Tune in Tuesday morning at 9 then again monthly on 11/6, 12/11, 1/15, 2/12, 3/12 & 4/16 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
This four-part series takes an in-depth look at the workings of some of Scotland’s most magnificent country estates through the eyes of the current owners, the ghillies, the gardeners and the housekeepers, not forgetting the paying guests who frequent these stunning country estates. The programs, filmed entirely in Scotland, tell the fascinating stories behind these magnificent buildings. Tune in Sunday nights at 9:30 thru 10/26, on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
Six new documentaries in the MAKERS project feature groundbreaking American women in different spheres of influence: war, comedy, space, business, Hollywood and politics. Each program will profile prominent women and relate their struggles, triumphs and contributions as they reshaped and transformed the landscape of their chosen vocations. The premiere episode will feature Women in Comedy detailing the rise of women in the world of comedy. Tune in Tuesday nights at 8 thru 11/4 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.
In its thirteenth year on air, From the Top on NPR, hosted by Christopher O’Riley, is one of the most popular weekly music series on public radio and is heralded as “contemporary culture’s feel-good success story,” (San Francisco Chronicle). As the preeminent showcase for young musicians, From the Top shines a light on diverse young people ages 8 to 18 by sharing their stories and performances, providing scholarships, and engaging them as leaders in national broadcasts, live concerts and outreach events across the country. Tune in Sundays at 11 am on KUAC FM, KUAC online, KUAC HD, and KUAC TV 9.5.
CONSUELO MACK WEALTHTRACK is devoted to providing trustworthy, understandable advice about how to build and protect wealth over the long-term. One of the most experienced business journalists in television, Consuelo Mack consistently attracts experts at the highest levels, bringing the best minds in the business to explore building and protecting long-term wealth. Wide-ranging topics — including green investing, alternative energy, and insurance — cover all the investments viewers care about: stocks, bonds, real estate, art and collectibles. Every episode ends with a personal finance Action Point to help viewers manage their financial lives. Tune in Friday nights at 8 (except 9/26 at 9:30) and Sunday mornings at 11:30 on KUAC TV Channel 9.1, or GCI Channel 9 & GCI Channel 657 for HD.