APM specials offer a unique package of programs with timely relevance for your audiences.

From annual listener favorites like The Splendid Table's "Turkey Confidential", to classical music specials, to new offerings that explore everything from transportation trends to personal history and grief, APM Celebrates & Specials offers something for every audience and occasion.

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Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, the classical special Song and Story, originally scheduled to air April 1-30, 2021, will no longer be offered in Spring 2021. Producers hope to offer the program in Spring 2022.

Performance Today's Classical Critters

Performance Today's Classical Critters is a sixty-minute romp through classical music about and inspired by our animal friends: how they sound, how they move, who they are and what they do.

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In Deep: The Hidden Story of America's Troubled Water Infrastructure

When water comes rushing out of the tap, seemingly clear and perfect, it’s easy to think we’ve got it figured out. But in reality, the underground world of pipes and sewers is in trouble. For the past year, our reporters have been doing a deep dive into America’s water infrastructure. What we’ve found is disturbing.

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Witness History: The Environment

A special hour-long edition of Witness History from the BBC World Service. Remarkable stories of the history of the environmental movement, told by the people who were there.

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Call to Mind: Rethinking Mental Health Care

A candid, solutions-oriented discussion about mental health policy and care delivery in the U.S. Hosted by Kimberly Adams of Marketplace.

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Small Change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood

An audio hour highlighting smart, practical and collaborative money skills developed by people living with lower and unstable incomes.

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Alone Together

A special program highlighting mental health topics including depression and anxiety.

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How George Floyd Changed Us

As we mark a year since George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, join MPR News host Angela Davis for a reflection on how he changed us.

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The Life of George Floyd

We explore the life and experiences of the man who sparked a movement, as part of The Washington Post’s series “George Floyd’s America.”

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A classical special that focuses on the idea of masculinity in our society, featuring Cantus.

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Fields of Wonder

A celebration of music composed by Black artists with a focus on the song cycle of Margaret Bonds.

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