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Caption: Anita Diamant
When the book, Period: End of Sentence was brought to my attention, my first response was that this is a discussion between women. I have no busine...

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  • Added: Jun 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gabrielle Bluestone
Satirist Andy Borowitz had an article in a recent New Yorker titled, Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans. He nailed it. Today, ...

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  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Fern Johnson & Marlene Fine
It’s curiously indisputable. One of the most difficult conversations for whites and blacks to have is the subject of race. Especially for whites. I...

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  • Added: May 19, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Chuck Collins
It’s a secret army that’s been around for decades. But. They don’t carry guns. They wield pens. They write a lot of rules and regulation that you’l...

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  • Added: May 04, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: William Easterly
Around the world populist leaders or on the rise. The higher the poverty rate, the more likely a “benevolent autocrat” holds power. The problem is ...

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  • Added: Apr 27, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Karen Cox
Polarizing debates over the meaning behind Confederate monuments have intensified lately. There are legal battles to remove them. Legislative maneu...

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  • Added: Apr 20, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Surmountable, Credit: jacket cover
The American colonists sought a way of throwing off British rule so they protested. The struggle resulted in freedom for the people, the Bill of Ri...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joshua Mitchell
As we examine the last four years of America’s political scene, there is a striking shift. To say that changes have occurred is an understatement. ...

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Broke in Aemerica, Credit: jacket design by Pete Garceau
Approximately twelve percent of America’s population living in poverty. That’s not including those who barely make it month to month. Some see pove...

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  • Added: Feb 09, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Critical Thinking is a set of skills that most students learn at a relatively early age. Even students who don’t do well in school are familiar wit...

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  • Added: Feb 02, 2021
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Ken Rait podcast
January 12, 2021 marked the 20th anniversary of the Forest Service’s Roadless Rule Policy. It is designed to protect millions of acres of America’s...

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  • Added: Jan 25, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Book cover, Credit: Jacket design Danielle Allyssa
In March of 2020, after months of downplaying of COVID by officials, the death rate could no longer be ignored. By late fall, as many Americans wer...

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  • Added: Jan 05, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Arthur Lieber
It wasn’t that long ago that the Democratic party was primarily made up of blue collar workers. That has flipped in the last few years, especially ...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Kenneth Foard McCallion
America’s electoral system has had a rough time over the last 20 years. Two of the last four president’s did not receive the national majority vote...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Andrew Maynard
Most of us spend a good part of our time in the future. That is, we ponder what tomorrow brings. Or, even later today. Though we only have a snapsh...

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  • Added: Nov 23, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Howard Frumkin
Recent events around the globe clearly demonstrates the interconnectedness of human health and the health of our planet. Heat waves in California, ...

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  • Added: Nov 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jennie C. Stephens
The inadequate response to the Covid-19 pandemic in the US has also thwarted the country’s response to the climate crisis. Some feel it’s due to le...

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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A wide-ranging discussion about the pursuit of racial justice in a historically white institution like the University of Iowa; racial barriers that...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:27:08
Caption: Jean Reith Schroedel
When we hear about voter suppression, we usually think of the multiple attempts at preventing blacks from voting. What we seldom hear about are the...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Spencer Critchley
A well run democracy takes a lot of work on the part of the citizenry. People need to be informed. In America today, there is a rising brand of lib...

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  • Added: Oct 06, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Maya Schenwar
There is a litany of names for what is understood to be substitutes for jail or prison. Electronic monitoring. Locked-down drug treatment facilitie...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Gene Sperling
COVID has put America in a health and economic tailspin. The loss of loved ones that is growing every day, jobs that may never return, evictions fo...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joel Kotkin
Feudalism. Now that’s a word you don’t hear very often. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a structured society of that nature. But, even more c...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Diana Green Foster
After all of the debates there is finally a comprehensive study on the impact abortion has on a woman. Devoid of knowledge based information in the...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Larry Tye
On the evening of February 9, 1950, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy dramatically announced that he had a list of over 200 members of the Communis...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1