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


  • Added: May 30, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash. and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 23, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WMUU-LP, Troy Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: May 16, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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
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Many colleges during the pandemic decided to make their applications test-optional, but new research has elite colleges rethinking that policy. Tho...

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


  • Added: May 02, 2024
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Tensions have been ramping up at universities across the country as students continue to protest the war in Gaza. Reports of antisemitism, islamoph...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, WMUU-LP, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Apr 25, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Former criminal offenders in the United States face challenges reentering the job market after incarceration and so-called “Ban the Box” policies a...

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


  • Added: Apr 18, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The U.S. has provided more than $75 billion in aid to Ukraine in its war against Russia. Some Congress members question whether we have done enough...

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


  • Added: Apr 11, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Religion has long shaped human civilization, and many have wondered whether it’s good for society. Those who argue “yes” say it offers a sense of i...

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


  • Added: Apr 05, 2024
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2