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Caption: Malinda Maynor Lowery
Sometimes they are known as the invisible Indian tribe. Most American’s don’t even know they exist; yet, they’re deeply wrapped in our folklore.

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: The Tango War, Credit: Jacket design by Danielle Christopher
At the beginning of World War II, the Roosevelt Administration understood all too well the strategic value of South America.

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  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Katya Cengel
Most of us have a basic understanding of events surrounding the Vietnam War. That understanding, however, is usually vague, and incomplete. Especia...

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  • Added: Sep 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Fred Block
This broadcast is a follow up interview with economic sociologist Fred L. Block. His theory is that capitalist economics are not self-regulating. I...

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  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Fred Block
Most people believe that capitalist economics are self-regulated. According to UC Davis economic sociologist Fred L. Block, this view is simply an ...

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  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: James Kirchick
Europe is in crisis. The continent we have known since the end of World War II is quickly changing.

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  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Richard J. Berstein
She didn’t like being called a philosopher, but that is how she’s recognized. And, as far as philosophy professor Richard J. Bernstein is concerned...

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  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner
Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the En...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Professor Serhii Plokhy
Twenty-five years before Fukushima the worst nuclear disaster occurred in the Soviet Union.

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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The challenge with understanding the definition of honor is that it’s defined by the past. Everything from honor codes to honor among thieves … due...

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  • Added: Jul 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Amir Husain
Artificial Intelligence will drastically change our lives. The technology is expected to advance cyber security, finance, energy, military applicat...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Cory Albertson
It’s only been in recent years that gays and lesbians have been portrayed as a normal part of society.

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Peter Rubin
Very few realize the significance of Virtual Reality. Yet, VR will change how we work, how we experience entertainment, how we feel emotions, and h...

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  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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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
  • Purchases: 1