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Caption: Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in...

Bought by NPR Illinois and KUNM


  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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PG&E has had a bad few years. A series of record-breaking wildfires culminating with 2018’s devastating Camp Fire propelled the California utility ...

  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:56
Caption: All Hail The Driverless Car? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in t...

Bought by WGCU, NPR Illinois, KISU, KUOW, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Despite having the top-selling luxury car in 2018, and a loyal if not rabid customer base, Tesla has been facing major challenges. In August, maver...

Bought by KUOW, WMRA, MPR News Stations, KUMD, WLPR and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Will Free Speech Save Social Media?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
How should the world's largest social media companies respond to a pernicious online climate, including hate speech and false content posted by use...

Bought by KISU, NPR Illinois, and WGCU


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
President Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in tech and AI, China has plans to surp...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Fighting climate change isn’t cheap. Where’s the money coming from? Major philanthropic organizations like Hewlett and Bloomberg are at the forefro...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KFOI Radio, NPR Now, KVMR, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
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Fighting climate change isn’t cheap. Where’s the money coming from? Major philanthropic organizations like Hewlett and Bloomberg are at the forefro...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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The math is clear: lowering greenhouse gas emissions is not enough to keep the earth below 1.5 degrees Celsius of post-industrial warming. The late...

Bought by KBBI, KVMR, Gallatin Valley Community Radio, WKAR, KVSC and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 10
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From fires and floods to hurricanes and hot temperatures, 2018 put climate on the front page in ways it hadn’t been before. Yet amidst the disrupti...

Bought by KZYX, WXXI, WKAR, NPR Now, KUHF and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2018
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul? , Credit: In
Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scr...

Bought by WGCU, Troy Public Radio, WSKG, KUOW, WCBU and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Stabilizing our climate is going to take some hard truths – and hard numbers. “If you look at 1.5 degrees, it's about 13 years,” says Stanford’s Ar...

Bought by KZYX, KMXT, NPR Now, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Is Social Media Good For Democracy?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Critics argue that social media deepens political divisions and erodes trust in the democratic process. Will the power of social media be used as a...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WGCU, Prairie Public, Interlochen Public Radio, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Less than a decade old, Bitcoin is worth billions. The cryptocurrency promises to revolutionize global finance by placing control of currency in th...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, Prairie Public, KTSW 89.9, KUNM and more


  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ashley Allen, Mars Corporation; Host Greg Dalton
As the planet heats up, it’s affecting many of the foods we love – when and where they’re grown, how they get to the grocery store and how much we...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KVCR, KAAD-LP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, KWIT and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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The price of solar power has declined dramatically in recent years. That’s good news for homeowners, the environment and the economy. Renewable pow...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KWIT, and NPR Now


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. To date, more than 49 million Americans have given digital dating a try and the comp...

Bought by NPR Illinois, KTSW 89.9, WGCU, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bill Nye, Television Host and Science Educator
As the Science Guy, television’s Bill Nye inspired a generation of children to love science as much as he does. But these days, he’s speaking to a ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WLPR, NPR Now, KCMJ Community Radio, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do you have a secret that no one else knows? Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes. But should that promise yield to law ...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, and KCPW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Debate: Should we trust the promise of artificial intelligence?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As technology rapidly progresses, some proponents of artificial intelligence believe that it will help solve complex social challenges and offer im...

Bought by NPR Illinois, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KERA, New Hampshire Public Radio, KGOU and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Smart technology grants us unprecedented access to knowledge and to each other. Is there a downside to this connectivity?

Bought by NPR Illinois, WDCB, WQCS, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Surveillance in America—needed or nightmare?

Bought by KREV-LP, Spokane Public Radio, and WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Nov 15, 2012
  • Length: 53:29
  • Purchases: 3