IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices

Series produced by Guy Rathbun

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This weekly show is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

This series has been broadcast on public radio, and podcast on National Public Radio for the past 10 years, and has included such luminaries as Robert Reich, Chris Hedges, Michael K. Hudson, Vincent Buligosi, Richard Heinberg, and many more.


324 Pieces

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Caption: Andrew Yang
According to a 2016 report by Business Insider magazine, three of the world’s largest employers are now replacing their workers with robots.

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Stephen Nash
Using the Grand Canyon as the trailhead for his book, journalist Stephen Nash sounds an alarm of urgency for protecting our national parks.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ellen Meacham
In the spring of 1967, Senator Robert F. Kennedy had an experience that changed his thinking about America, and his own responsibilities. His awake...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Rickey Gard Diamond
If you wonder why more women are not in the world of finance, just look at capitalism. Societal norms discourage women from taking an interest in e...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Lisa M. Stulberg
The LGBTQ movement has had many social successes over the past few decades. Several states now recognize gay marriage and workplace equality. Still...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Barbara J. Risman
Millennials are a diverse group. Many today are changing the boundaries of what constitutes appropriate male and female behavior. Many don’t even w...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Linda Nathan
There’s a long held assumption that college access is available to anyone and everyone. All they have to have is fortitude and a big dream. In othe...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Deborah Santana
There’s a growing awareness of solidarity among women. They refuse to be silenced. What began as a Women’s March in January 2017 has now evolved in...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Nicholas Morton
he year 1099 marked the Crusade’s final act … the conquest of Jerusalem. This deed has long been taken as proof of the crusaders’ anti-Islamic hatr...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Philip Ackerman-Leist
The village of Mals, Italy is on the eastern Swiss boarder in the shadow of the Alps. It’s been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. Recently, th...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jeremy Lent
In November, 2017, over fifteen thousand scientists from 184 countries issued a warning to humanity.

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jeremy Lent
Almost 90-years before Columbus, the Chinese sent hundreds of ships to explore distant lands. Their odyssey took them as far afield as Africa. They...

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  • Added: Jan 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Paul Halpern
It was an unexpected, auspicious meeting. Originally, the mentor and student were not even assigned to work together.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Gordon Whitman
For the past 20-years, Gordon Whitman has been working with the group Faith in Action where he is the deputy director. His job is teaching people h...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor John O'Brien
The typical Muslim teenage boy is concerned with all of the normal teenage issues: girlfriends, school, parents and being cool. Yet, he’s also expe...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Martin Puchner
Think about the many stories you’ve heard or read over the years. Some of those stories may have had a major impact on your life, or maybe even the...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Frances Moore Lappé
Some feel the election of Donald Trump is a signal that people want change. Others see it as a culmination of a decades long effort to destabilize ...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jim Baumann
What we do for our children today will have a major impact on the future of democracy.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Noliwe Rooks
America’s system of public schools is recognized as one of the countries greatest achievements.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Liza Mundy
The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter is cemented in America’s history and imagination. Meanwhile the book and movie Hidden Figures ignited an inte...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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