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.


335 Pieces

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Caption: James Gustave Speth
Average Americans are painfully aware of the challenges we face as a nation – joblessness, failing schools, declining health, intractable poverty, ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: Dr. Chrystal Louis
It’s estimated that every day 36 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death by diseas...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: Alexandre Montegu
“Intellectual property law impacts virtually all modern business,” says Alexandre Montagu. Several years ago he established MontaguLaw , focusing o...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Nuclear Roulette, Credit: cover design by Matthew Simmons
In his new book, Gar Smith dismantles the core arguments behind the nuclear industrial complex’s “Nuclear renaissance.” While some critiques are fa...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Steve McIntosh
The debate around evolution is often misrepresented as a simple choice between science and creationism. A primary question posed by philosopher St...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Cesar Chavez
Professor Matt Garcia has written the most comprehensive history ever of the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the ...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Frederick Kaufman
In the last five years the world has seen two devastating spikes in the price of food, and according to journalist and professor Frederick Kaufman,...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Daniel Botkin
According to a recent Gallup Poll, 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism. Is this belief hurting our planet? In his new book, professor, ...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Tova Andrea Wang
In her new book, Tova Andrea Wang examines the history of how US election reforms have been manipulated for partisan advantage and establishes a ne...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Dr. Handel Reynolds
Three years ago an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammog...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Jeremy D. Holden
In his new book, Jeremy D. Holden draws upon his deep and diverse background of 25 years in the highest levels of advertising education and politic...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 27:59
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Security experts have concluded that attacks on Iran will serve neither US nor Israeli goals. That’s also the position of Greg Thielmann of the Arm...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 28:44
Caption: Kurt Eichenwald
In his newest book, bestseller author Kurt Eichenwald chronicles the fast paced decisions, deceptions and delusions following the 9/11 attacks.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: National Fair Housing Alliance
Successful homeownership is a fundamental part of the American dream. Rebuilding that dream is in our national interest, and crucial to our economi...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Department of Education logo
American and South Africa’s schools are similar. Both have fallen short of producing an educational system consistent with its national goals of e...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 14:46
Caption: Golden Holocaust cover, Credit: jacket design by Jackie Drooker
The CIGARETTE is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. Few discoveries have been so consequential. So begins the work by his...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
Caption: Shareholder Value Myth, Credit: Berrett-Koeler Publishers
The mantra is that corporations are required to maximize shareholder value. That’s a complete falsehood according to corporate and business law pr...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: Janisse Ray
Across the country, a renaissance of local food, local farming and place based culinary traditions is taking hold. Yet, something small, critically...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: jacket Cover, Credit: design by Kirk DouPonce
Hugh Sinclair traveled to several continents while working for numerous banks, agencies and institutions, and saw microfinance from the ground up. ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Dennis Marker
America’s middle class is in dramatic decline. But, what caused the downfall?

  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:54