Open to Debate

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America is more divided than ever—but it doesn’t have to be. Open to Debate offers an antidote to the chaos. We bring multiple perspectives together for real debates. Debates that are structured, respectful, clever, provocative, and driven by the facts. Open to Debate is on a mission to restore balance to the public square through expert moderation, good-faith arguments, and reasoned analysis. We examine the issues of the day with the world’s most influential thinkers spanning science, technology, politics, culture, and global affairs. It’s time to build a stronger, more united democracy with the civil exchange of ideas. Be open-minded. Be curious. Be ready to listen. Join us in being Open to Debate.

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From AI to the political climate during an election year, our modern world is constantly changing and facing more polarization than before. How can...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jul 11, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What George Carlin jokes would be deemed offensive today? What makes us laugh has come under scrutiny. Old jokes or skits are often off-limits in t...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Jul 04, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Over the last few decades, the traditional view of marriage as the cornerstone of adult life has been questioned, with many wondering if marriage i...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WMUU-LP, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jun 27, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Though they share similar values, guidelines, and principles, Islam and Judaism have a long, complicated relationship that has led to tension recor...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Jun 20, 2024
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 3
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The Supreme Court will soon decide on a case whether government interference on social media is coercive and suppresses free speech. Those who argu...

Bought by KICI Iowa City, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WMUU-LP, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jun 13, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Prostitution remains heavily stigmatized and legally complex globally. Those in favor of paying for sex and support decriminalization argue that it...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Jun 06, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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China recently conducted two days of military exercises around Taiwan as a “punishment” for “separatist acts” by Taiwan’s new president. Beijing se...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Two days. Four questions. Ten judges and high school students participating in the national championship run by Incubate Debate, the U.S.’s fastest...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Happiness is a complex emotion and mental state that can be achieved through virtue or pleasure. But should it be for the good of the individual or...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WMUU-LP, Troy Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The Supreme Court will soon decide on a case surrounding a medication used for abortion, mifepristone, and whether the drug should continue to be a...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WMUU-LP, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 09, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5