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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

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  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Robert Boyers
Intolerance is increasing in the world of academia. A poisonous climate at universities and colleges is creating, what is known as, identity politi...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cornet Red Nichols
Musicians were known to violate their recordings contracts fairly regularly in the 1920s. It’s the old story that the talent was underpaid. So, it ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Roberto Tejada
Mixing history with poetic metaphor is not an easy task. Especially when the subject involves separate cultures, different languages, and vastly ch...

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ian Stewart
We’re obsessed with predicting the future. Most of the time, though, we get it wrong. On the other hand, we can predict a specific event with near ...

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  • Added: Sep 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson has been principal of Linwood Holton Elementary School for thirteen years now. When he took over the reins of command, the school—thou...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
David Hudson had been principal of Linwood Holton Elementary School for thirteen years now. When he took over the reins of command, the school—thou...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:11
Caption: Michael Patrick Lynch
We think we know a lot. Perhaps we do. On the other hand, an ongoing study at Yale University finds that today’s society thinks it knows more than ...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hardy and Patti Plyler, Credit: Charles McGuigan
this is the conclusion of The Scotch Bonnet Republic, Ocracoke Island, and how local fisherman saved their way of life.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2019
  • Length: 24:42
Caption: James Gaskil, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island is the Key West of the southeast. And where that notable Key claims the conch as its emblem, this remote island off North Carolina...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: 27:26
Caption: Dr. Riane Eisler
No matter where you are in the world, you’re confronted by violence. One study shows that over half of our population is very concerned about the c...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Democracy Collaborative logo
Here are some numbers that will make you think. Just 26 people – call them billionaires – own as much wealth as half the people on the planet. At t...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We’re use to hearing about how much humans have impacted the earth. Scientists have given a name for this period to recognize human dominance over ...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Public discourse is at an all time low. Even without considering the political polarization of today, civility in public discourse is challenging.

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  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dean Hartley
We have entered a brand new era of persuasion. This is completely untested water’s. In a world of everything computer, a world where our household ...

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andreas Wagner
Diversity is the product of nature’s creativity. It also turns out that creativity in nature and culture follow very similar fundamental principles.

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  • Added: Jun 18, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Martin Schoenhals
Hierarchies are deeply embedded in human societies. They are so much a part of our being they’re hardly given a second thought. Status is sought af...

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  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Roger S. Gottlieb
Here’s the conundrum: a good person doesn’t knowingly create devastation and suffering. Yet, that is exactly what we’re doing with our environment....

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  • Added: May 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joshua A. Douglas
Imagine an election in the future that boasted turnout at record levels. Better access to voter registration and polling places. District lines and...

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  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lee McIntyre
Science deniers and attacks on science are more prevalent today. Interestingly, America leads the world in the sheer number of people who have cont...

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  • Added: May 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Professor Russell Muirhead
References to conspiracy theories are more prevalent today. To have a theory, however, implies there is evidence to substantiate the claim. Today’s...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Ed Hess
America is set to lose tens of millions of job in the next 15 years. Some of the best research today estimates that one half of all U.S. jobs will ...

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  • Added: Apr 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Why are new mothers dying at an alarming rate in this country?

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 21:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Jonathan M. Metzl
Over the past decade many low and middle income white American’s have thrown their support to conservative politicians. The claim is to make Americ...

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  • Added: Apr 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Max Klau
Recent events in America have once again turned the spotlight on the issues of race. Just when we think we are overcoming our racial divide, anothe...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2