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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49 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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Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and bey...

Bought by WNYC and KUNM


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WNYC, Prairie Public, KTOO, WLPR, and KCPW


  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 KTSW 89.9, KUNM, WLPR, and WNYC


  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness? The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net ...

Bought by WNYC, WLPR, New Hampshire Public Radio, KCPW, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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 WNYC, WGCU, WLPR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Does Humanitarian Intervention Cause More Harm Than Good?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and beyond. How should the ...

Bought by WGCU, WNYC, Prairie Public, WLPR, and KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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 KTSW 89.9, WGCU, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A special three-debate economics episode, asking: Is deregulation driving the booming economy? Can the Republican tax law spur economic growth? And...

Bought by WGCU and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Do conservative or liberal philosophies lead to more just outcomes? Opposing moral philosophies have long fueled debate about America’s policy goal...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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 WLPR, WSKG, KVSC, Prairie Public, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5