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After a tragic loss, a parent is inundated with words of condolences and must ponder the real value and meaning of these words. Are they meant in a...

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  • Added: Nov 18, 2019
  • Length: 07:33
  • Purchases: 1
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How could rational communication serve as the foundation of democracy?

  • Added: Nov 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
Caption: Dr. Robert Jay Lifton
A general tendency among those who study human behavior is to identify two separate groups of mental predators.

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Who would consent to live in a state where all political power was surrendered to the government?

  • Added: Nov 04, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Melanie Joy
An act of oppression comes in many forms. Government, household, work environment, and even friendships. It happens when one group or person exerci...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Lennon Flowers and Rev. Jennifer Bailey embody a particular wisdom of millennials around grief, loss, and faith. Together they created The People’s...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Fania Davis
Oakland, California, has had the reputation of being one of the most dangerous cities in the country. Then the Restorative Justice movement started...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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
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Democracy may not be in great shape right now, but why would anyone prefer to be ruled by a tyrant?

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  • Added: Oct 07, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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: Paul Hawken
"For the first time in history, a civilization -- its people, companies and governments -- is trying to arrest the downspin and understand how to l...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2019
  • Length: 28:31
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Is queerness just a marker of sexual orientation, or is it a political and social identity?

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 12
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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
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Our celebration of State Poets Laureate continues with a look back at previous holders of the title in Kansas. Part one of this public reading feat...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
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Do all views have a place on university campuses, or are there some views that should never be given a platform?

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Is Recent U.S. Policy Towards China Productive?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
For decades, the U.S. has struggled to create an effective policy towards China. From trade wars to technology to Taiwan, experts disagree on wheth...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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
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Do all views have a place on university campuses, or are there some views that should never be given a platform?

  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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One big government and the fifty little governments that comprise it.

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 24:20
  • Purchases: 3
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
Caption: Becoming Wise, Credit: On Being Studios
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers hope for quiet, sustained culture shift through the "endless shared conversation" of friendship. The writer...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Is the Transatlantic Relationship Irreparably Damaged?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The transatlantic relationship has been a hallmark of the liberal international order for decades and, for many, a source of global peace and stabi...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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
  • Purchases: 2
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