Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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Intelligence Squared U.S. is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan, each episode brings together world thinkers, policy makers and journalists, two on two, arguing the pros and cons of cultural, domestic and foreign policy issues. Listeners weigh in and vote for a winning team. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs. One-hour programs, monthly. 

Series

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1 Piece

Hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator John Donvan, the "Agree to Disagree" series brings leading experts together to discuss an issue.

Caption: Discourse Disrupters, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
7 Pieces

Host John Donvan engages some of the sharpest minds shaping our national discourse today as part of the new Intelligence Squared U.S. radio series: Discourse Disrupters. From the academy to the media to the world of politics, these top thinkers are disrupting American discourse in bold new ways.

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101 Pieces

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates on the day’s most pressing issues. This award-winning series has produced more than 100 debates with topics ranging from the death penalty and GM foods, to the Middle East and same-sex marriage.


Pieces

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What's happening at The New York Times? The paper of record is under fire. Critics argue it has sacrificed journalistic and intellectual balance in...

Bought by WJCT and WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass.


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Can Employers and Schools Require Vaccines?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As more Americans become vaccinated, schools, employers, and health care facilities are facing a tough decision: Will they require students, employ...

Bought by KCPW Salt Lake City, Boise State Public Radio, WRGY, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
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How do you know that you’re right? Modern business, politics, and even culture, tend to favor strident opinions and decisive action. To “flip flop”...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, WWNO, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Is Taiwan Indefensible?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The fate of Taiwan is uncertain. As a revanchist China builds up forces near the island, the Biden administration is warning Beijing against an inv...

Bought by WGCU, KICI Iowa City, Spokane Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Do We Need Vaccine Passports?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Will you need a digital passport to prove that you’ve been vaccinated the next time you board a flight, get into a concert, or travel to another co...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, WFCR, WGCU, Interlochen Public Radio, WKMS and more


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Should Society Legalize Psychedelics?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Psychedelics, in medical terms, is an inexact category of drugs that affect perceptions and cognition. Their proponents say psychedelics should be ...

Bought by WRGY, WKMS, Boise State Public Radio, WCNY, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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India and South Africa have petitioned the World Trade Organization to suspend intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines. These natio...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, WRGY, Wyoming Public Radio, KICI Iowa City and more


  • Added: Apr 08, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Facing growing discontent over the rising cost of higher education, many prominent Democrats – and some Republicans – are calling on Washington to ...

Bought by WGCU, WCNY, Interlochen Public Radio, WLIW, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Is It Time for Slavery Reparations?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Between 1525 and 1866, more than 12 million Africans were shipped to the New World as slaves. After some 200 years, slavery was abolished, and yet ...

Bought by WJCT, Interlochen Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WLPR , KUT and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Has the GOP Lost Its Way? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
What should the Republican party look like after Donald Trump? For many prominent establishment figures, including those behind The Lincoln Project...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WJCT, Spokane Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9