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Caption: Ellen Condiff Lagemann
Providing prisoners a chance to earn a college degree may just be the antidote for our lock-them-up society. America is the clear winner among indu...

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  • Added: May 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joel Kotkin
Population growth is causing us to rethink our urban and suburban lifestyles, and with that, redesigning cities is a new fad.

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  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ulrich Boser
You’d think that after several centuries of learning, we’d finally understand how to learn. But, it seems that humans are always on the path to a b...

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  • Added: Apr 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Andrew Yang
According to a 2016 report by Business Insider magazine, three of the world’s largest employers are now replacing their workers with robots.

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Stephen Nash
Using the Grand Canyon as the trailhead for his book, journalist Stephen Nash sounds an alarm of urgency for protecting our national parks.

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Rickey Gard Diamond
If you wonder why more women are not in the world of finance, just look at capitalism. Societal norms discourage women from taking an interest in e...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Lisa M. Stulberg
The LGBTQ movement has had many social successes over the past few decades. Several states now recognize gay marriage and workplace equality. Still...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Barbara J. Risman
Millennials are a diverse group. Many today are changing the boundaries of what constitutes appropriate male and female behavior. Many don’t even w...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Linda Nathan
There’s a long held assumption that college access is available to anyone and everyone. All they have to have is fortitude and a big dream. In othe...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Nicholas Morton
he year 1099 marked the Crusade’s final act … the conquest of Jerusalem. This deed has long been taken as proof of the crusaders’ anti-Islamic hatr...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jeremy Lent
In November, 2017, over fifteen thousand scientists from 184 countries issued a warning to humanity.

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Gordon Whitman
For the past 20-years, Gordon Whitman has been working with the group Faith in Action where he is the deputy director. His job is teaching people h...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Frances Moore Lappé
Some feel the election of Donald Trump is a signal that people want change. Others see it as a culmination of a decades long effort to destabilize ...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Noliwe Rooks
America’s system of public schools is recognized as one of the countries greatest achievements.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Jim Rickards
Health care spending in the U.S. was the highest of any nation in 2013. That includes countries with universal health care. But, medical profession...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: U.S. Constitution
The framers’ of the US Constitution had a vision of a balanced system. The balance was to be between the public and private spheres, between govern...

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Mark & Deborah Parker
When someone spends their time flattering their boss or superior, they’re known as a sycophant. It’s also called the “slime effect.” Although it wa...

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Reshma Saujani
The world of technology is male driven. Very few women are represented in leadership roles. For decades now, there’s been a major gender diversity ...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Sanford Levinson
The U.S. Constitution has been amended 27 times since its ratification in 1788. After all of this time, many Americans take the words of the consti...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joan Brady
It’s been nearly 70-years since the House on Un-American Activities Committee heard the testimony of Alger Hiss.

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Tom Kochan
America’s workforce and the economy are rapidly changing. As is the type of work we do. Flip that coin over and you’ll see that institutions and po...

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Sue Jansen
The art of communication. We grow up thinking that we can talk and hear, or even sign, therefore we can communicate.

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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It probably won’t surprise you but boys and girls are not on a par with STEM programs: That’s the shorthand term for science, technology, engineeri...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Peter Kalmus
We have a choice to fight the change, or be part of the change. That has never been more apparent than when we are watching ice caps melt, heat tha...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Thomas M. Shapiro
Income and wealth inequality is now a regular topic of conversation. The standard of living for most Americans’ since the Great Recession is either...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1