Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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Intelligence Squared U.S. is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan, each episode brings together world thinkers, policy makers and journalists, two on two, arguing the pros and cons of cultural, domestic and foreign policy issues. Listeners weigh in and vote for a winning team. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs. One-hour programs, monthly. 

Series

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4 Pieces

Hosted by Intelligence Squared U.S. moderator John Donvan, the "Agree to Disagree" series brings leading experts together to discuss an issue.

Caption: Discourse Disrupters, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
7 Pieces

Host John Donvan engages some of the sharpest minds shaping our national discourse today as part of the new Intelligence Squared U.S. radio series: Discourse Disrupters. From the academy to the media to the world of politics, these top thinkers are disrupting American discourse in bold new ways.

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102 Pieces

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates on the day’s most pressing issues. This award-winning series has produced more than 100 debates with topics ranging from the death penalty and GM foods, to the Middle East and same-sex marriage.


Pieces

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With cyber threats and ransomware on the rise globally, the Biden administration has enlisted America’s tech titans to help blunt their effects. Am...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
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Nine justices hold tremendous power. Advocates on the left see a Supreme Court out of touch with the electorate, obstructed by partisan interests, ...

Bought by WRGY, KCPW Salt Lake City, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Sep 30, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Is the U.N. Obsolete?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As world attention descends on the United Nations General Assembly, Intelligence Squared U.S. casts a critical lens on this nearly 76-year-old glob...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, WLPR , WRGY, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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The Biden administration wants to spend big. Its $4.5 trillion "Build Back Better" plan includes hefty investments in infrastructure, unprecedented...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, KICI Iowa City, Spokane Public Radio, KUNM, WJCT and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Taliban have won. Twenty years after the 2001 invasion, the U.S.-backed government in Kabul has fallen. The Afghan president has fled. Taliban ...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, WGUC/ WVXU, Interlochen Public Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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What's happening at The New York Times? The paper of record is under fire. Critics argue it has sacrificed journalistic and intellectual balance in...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WLPR , Hawaii Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jul 29, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Can Employers and Schools Require Vaccines?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
As more Americans become vaccinated, schools, employers, and health care facilities are facing a tough decision: Will they require students, employ...

Bought by WGCU, KCPW Salt Lake City, Boise State Public Radio, WRGY, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Jul 01, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13
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How do you know that you’re right? Modern business, politics, and even culture, tend to favor strident opinions and decisive action. To “flip flop”...

Bought by WGCU, Spokane Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, WWNO and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Is Taiwan Indefensible?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The fate of Taiwan is uncertain. As a revanchist China builds up forces near the island, the Biden administration is warning Beijing against an inv...

Bought by WGCU, KICI Iowa City, Spokane Public Radio, KCPW Salt Lake City, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: May 20, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Do We Need Vaccine Passports?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Will you need a digital passport to prove that you’ve been vaccinated the next time you board a flight, get into a concert, or travel to another co...

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, WFCR, WGCU, Interlochen Public Radio, WKMS and more


  • Added: May 12, 2021
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11