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Caption: Democracy Collaborative logo
Here are some numbers that will make you think. Just 26 people – call them billionaires – own as much wealth as half the people on the planet. At t...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Public discourse is at an all time low. Even without considering the political polarization of today, civility in public discourse is challenging.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Dan Pedersen, author of, TOPGUN. An American Story, was the boss of the group that formed the elite Navy Fighter Weapons School. Also known as the...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2019
  • Length: 09:56
Caption: Keir Milburn
When it comes to politics, age appears to be a prominent dividing line. And, a closer look at youth today shows that the young around the world are...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Journalist and activist Andy Humm
A look back at LGBTQ activism, putting the Stonewall uprising into historical context on its 50th anniversary.

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Will McGrath, author of "Everything Lost is Found Again: Four Seasons in Lesotho," tells the story of the twenty months he & his wife spent in Leso...

  • Added: Jun 21, 2019
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: Jonathan A. Rodden
The path to political victory should be simple: accrue more points that your opponent, and you will win. Not so fast. U.S. elections aren’t nearly ...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: The Stonewall Inn, NYC, Credit: Diana Davies via New York Public Library
A look back at LGBTQ activism, putting the Stonewall uprising into historical context on its 50th anniversary.

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  • Added: May 31, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Elaine Weiss’s "The Woman’s Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote" is the true story of the suffragettes. These are the female leaders who—in the f...

  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 09:55
Caption: Roger S. Gottlieb
Here’s the conundrum: a good person doesn’t knowingly create devastation and suffering. Yet, that is exactly what we’re doing with our environment....

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  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joshua A. Douglas
Imagine an election in the future that boasted turnout at record levels. Better access to voter registration and polling places. District lines and...

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  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Russell Muirhead
References to conspiracy theories are more prevalent today. To have a theory, however, implies there is evidence to substantiate the claim. Today’s...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Ed Hess
America is set to lose tens of millions of job in the next 15 years. Some of the best research today estimates that one half of all U.S. jobs will ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Mary E. Buser
The island became a workhouse in the 1880s. Converted to a jail 50-years later, Rikers Island is not a prison.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl
Over the past decade many low and middle income white American’s have thrown their support to conservative politicians. The claim is to make Americ...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jonathan D. Karmel
America’s workers are experiencing another setback in workplace safety. The Trump Administration is blocking a rule that requires most employers to...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Brian Ott
No president has used social media quite like President Trump. Twitter is his instrument of choice, and more often than not, he uses the popular pl...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Peter L.P. Simpson
Illiberalism. Now that’s a word you just don’t hear very often. If it sounds like a play on liberalism, you’re right. It’s the lack, or even oppos...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Steven Levitsky
Democracies around the world are struggling. Autocratic regimes are on the rise. Now, America’s democratic structures are showing signs of stress.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Robert E. Friedman
The financial crash of 2008 hit middle and working class families especially hard. They are still struggling.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Booktalk. After a long and adventurous naval career, marine historian Andrew Jampoler has authored 7 books that are often about obscure pieces of ...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 09:50
Caption: Professor Jason Stanley
When the people of a country become severely divided, it becomes easier for power to fall into the iron grip of fascism. All it takes is well-desig...

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Bryant Welch
Americans are having difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction: Moral from immoral. Society norms are being toppled every day. The word unprecede...

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  • Added: Jan 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Felicia Kornbluh
A central idea of feminism is “Looking at the world as if women matter.” Yet, during the most important public policy debate about women and povert...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Edward J. Watts
Citizens of ancient Rome willingly sacrificed their freedom for autocracy. When people are convince they have a lot to fear, it’s easier for a powe...

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  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1