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What books should thoughtful people read this summer?

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSKQ, WLPR, KMRE-LP, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Has Globalization Undermined the American Working Class?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In the U.S., jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is glob...

Bought by WGCU, Prairie Public, KCPW, Interlochen Public Radio, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • 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
Caption: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Deeply rooted in social justice movements of the past, safe spaces promise a reprieve from bigotry and oppression by allowing today’s students – th...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, NPR Illinois, WGCU, and KCPW


  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Are GMOs the answer to our planet’s food shortage? Or are they jeopardizing our health, crops and climate by creating a destructive cycle of Roundu...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KWIT, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KUHF and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2018
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 9
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Will all of the recent goodwill gestures between North and South Korea lead to the one thing Washington wants most? Can a deal be struck that denuc...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WNYC, Prairie Public, KTOO, WLPR and more


  • Added: May 10, 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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For many, belief in a higher power is the foundation of human consciousness and the soul of social, political, and scientific progress. Some claim,...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WNYC, WGCU, WLPR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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: Jane Goodall
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist Jane Goodall talks about her life’s work, the link between deforestation and climate change and wh...

Bought by KPIP-LP, RadioFreePalmer, KWIT, NPR Now, and WLPR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 5
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: Should College Athletes Be Paid? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
College sports is a big-money business, with football and basketball programs generating millions of dollars in revenue every year. While coaches a...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WLPR, WSKG, KVSC, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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: The Stephen Schneider Award, Credit: Ed Ritger
Science historian Naomi Oreskes, author of “Merchants of Doubt,” has had her share of hate mail from climate deniers. But she insists that “we can'...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: David R. Baker, Energy Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle
As we look back at 2016, the biggest news story of the year is arguably the presidential election, from the candidates’ “faux pas of the week” to t...

Bought by Capital Public Radio


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: BigPharma Debate, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Health care costs in the U.S. are some 18 percent of GNP, nearly double what other rich countries spend. We read of drug therapies that cost $100,0...

Bought by NPR Illinois, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WSKG, WQCS, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Constitution provides that "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States," and it goes on to grant ...

Bought by NPR Illinois, Troy Public Radio, WSKG, KCPW, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Debate: Do hunters conserve wildlife?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In 2014, a permit to hunt a single endangered black rhino was sold for $350,000… as part of a program to support its conservation in Namibia. Count...

Bought by NPR Illinois, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, XRAY.fm, WSKG and more


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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How can teaching about diversity lead to empathy? Anton Treuer is an educator and founding member of Bemidji’s Truth and Reconciliation committee. ...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2016
  • Length: 03:11
Caption: Debate: Should the U.S. eliminate corporate subsidies?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The auto industry, agriculture, the energy sector. What do they have in common? These industries benefit from government subsidies in the form of l...

Bought by NPR Illinois, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KTOO, Troy Public Radio, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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
Caption: Debate: Is free speech threatened on campus?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. To many, these students are speaking out against racial injustice that has long be...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WDCB, WGCU, Prairie Public, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12