IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices

Series produced by Guy Rathbun

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This weekly show is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

This series has been broadcast on public radio, and podcast on National Public Radio for the past 10 years, and has included such luminaries as Robert Reich, Chris Hedges, Michael K. Hudson, Vincent Buligosi, Richard Heinberg, and many more.


433 Pieces

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Caption: Matthew Cobb
There is a lot we don’t know about the human body. We’re always learning. But, what about the part that is allowing us to learn: the brain? After u...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: E. Dorolas Johnson
Most of us wish to know our family history. Our ancestry. It’s part of understanding and coming to terms with our own identity. But, what if there ...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: J. Chester Johnson
Although the Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre in the summer of 1921 is now recognized as part of Americas ugly past, another similar act of carnage of equa...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Pawan Dhingra
Parents and teachers would all agree that changes are necessary in the world of education. Inequality is embedded in the system. Today, parents who...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Barbara Freese
Corporations have a very long history of denying wrongdoing. Think Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Exxon Mobile. The list is lengthy. In fact ,the persist...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: David Reynolds
The British and Americans have always had their similarities. More so now over the past four years. In 2016 The Brits voted to leave the European U...

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  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Shawn Rosenberg
Political historians see the last half of the 20th century as the golden age of democracy. In the last few years, however, there has been a remarka...

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  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Carolyn L. White
In late summer every year a full size city rises in the Nevada desert. Seventy-five thousand people take up residence. By population, it’s the 6th ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Deborah Wiles
On May 4, 1970, four Kent State University students were killed and nine were wounded by National Guardsmen. The students were unarmed. The Guard w...

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  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Helen Lee Bouygues
Americans are in a strange and unusual news cycle. For example, someone can state that hydroxychloroquine is a potential cure for COVID-19. Fox New...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Elaine Tyler May
Long before COVID-19, America emerged as the most armed, fortified, imprisoned and bunkered nation on the planet. Add to that, we’ve become tribal ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Most of us at one time or another ask the question, “Why would people walk hundreds of miles to the U.S. boarder knowing they will probably be turn...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jonathan Hennessey
There’s a free, feature length documentary available online. Its purpose is to expose what the Founders of the American Constitution actually sai...

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  • Added: Apr 08, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Besy Leondar-Wright
One of the most vulnerable business sectors during the coronavirus is nonprofits. A recent story in The Wall Street Journal reads “Nonprofits Strug...

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  • Added: Mar 31, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Cedric Alexander
The folks who do the behind-the-scenes work that keeps our country running have been frequently disparaged by the Trump administration. The “Deep S...

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  • Added: Mar 24, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Anne Kim
The transition we experience between the close of our teenage years, and the dawn of adulthood is memorable for most of us. But for four-and-a-half...

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  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jason Kelly
There is no question that we live troubling times: pathogenically and economically speaking. We haven’t seen a market so skittish and volatile in m...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Margaret L. Anderson
Suppose that you could wake up tomorrow morning to learn that, by some amazing feat, you had switched race. You went to bed white and woke up Afric...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Thom Hartmann
One of the most important things about living in a democracy is the ability to vote. Yet, according to author and syndicated radio host Thom Hartma...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Eitan Hersh
If you look at the number of hours Americans spend on gathering political information, it appears they are spending more time involved in politics....

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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