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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
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We spend the hour with science fiction novelist, blogger and technology activist, Cory Doctorow. First, we talk with him about his terrific new boo...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Cory Doctorow
How we deal with the possibilities of tomorrow are very dependent on how we handle those possibilities today. Sounds simple, however, even when we ...

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  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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
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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: Carolin Emcke
Hate. There’s no question that it’s on the rise in America and around the world. White supremacy, racism and xenophobia are all part of our polariz...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Lee McIntyre
We now live in what’s called “The Post-Truth Era.” That means feelings carry more weight than evidence, and alternative facts replace actual facts....

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  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Founding Fathers images
They are an unexpected husband and wife team: the Levinson’s. Sanford is a constitutional scholar. Cynthia is an award-winning author of children’...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Protesters and counter protesters, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Pro-Confederates and white supremacists faced off with counter-demonstrators on America's largest outdoor Civil War museum on Monument Avenue in Ri...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:39
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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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: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Keir Milburn
When it comes to politics, age appears to be a prominent dividing line. And, a closer look at youth today shows that the young around the world are...

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  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jonathan A. Rodden
The path to political victory should be simple: accrue more points that your opponent, and you will win. Not so fast. U.S. elections aren’t nearly ...

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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
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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
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Caption: The End of Days, Credit: Gustave Doré
The GroundTruth Project and WGBH News go inside the movement of Christian Zionism, its potent political alliances, the hundreds of millions of doll...

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  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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Caption: Mary E. Buser
The island became a workhouse in the 1880s. Converted to a jail 50-years later, Rikers Island is not a prison.

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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
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Caption: Jonathan D. Karmel
America’s workers are experiencing another setback in workplace safety. The Trump Administration is blocking a rule that requires most employers to...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Brian Ott
No president has used social media quite like President Trump. Twitter is his instrument of choice, and more often than not, he uses the popular pl...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The prison experience reflected in poetry and music.

  • Added: Mar 08, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:54
Caption: Professor Peter L.P. Simpson
Illiberalism. Now that’s a word you just don’t hear very often. If it sounds like a play on liberalism, you’re right. It’s the lack, or even oppos...

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Steven Levitsky
Democracies around the world are struggling. Autocratic regimes are on the rise. Now, America’s democratic structures are showing signs of stress.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert E. Friedman
The financial crash of 2008 hit middle and working class families especially hard. They are still struggling.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2