Open Source with Christopher Lydon

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An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon

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342 Pieces

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In transition time, pre-inauguration, was there ever a clearer cue for Gospel music?

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
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How will American democracy survive the election of Donald Trump?

Bought by WLPR Merrillville, IN (Chicago metro area), KALW, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Bob Dylan has been singing more than 50 years. But have you ever really stopped to listen to the words?

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 8
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We're searching for The Donald Doctrine.

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3
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The acclaimed author of 'White Teeth' and now 'Swing Time' speaks about dance, identity, and class.

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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We face the Trump reality, with rockstar economist Yanis Varoufakis and others.

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  • Added: Nov 22, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Trump's election marks an earthquake in American politics—one that the seismic monitors of Big Media failed to predict.

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  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
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Do we need to limit the growth of new charter schools, whose growth may spell a decline in the public system?

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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The novelist Amitav Ghosh says our inability to grasp the scale of climate change is a failure of imagination.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Even if Trump loses, he will continue to be an imminent danger (conveniently, for some in the Establishment) to democracy.

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Eileen Myles, Moira Weigel, and others unpack the gender politics of 2016.

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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The Stuxnet virus, “the Stradivarius of malware,” has ushered in a whole new world.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
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This hour, three scenes from a divided country: the oil patches of Louisiana, the Rustbelt of southwestern Michigan, and a steel town in Ohio.

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  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Mark Blyth makes the case: the government still has a stimulating role to play in the American economy.

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  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Our guest Maureen Dowd calls 2016 the Seinfeld election: ”It’s really about nothing.”

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Ron Suskind is in the studio, asking: How do we talk about political reality from so deep inside the world of the reality show?

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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An economist argues that the fight for the European project is between the spirit of democracy and the power of wealth.

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3