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.


548 Pieces

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Caption: Andrew Fiala
The question, “Is Putin a Tyrant” is a loaded one. After all, over the centuries leaders of all strips have been called tyrants. Realistically, the...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Hitting the jackpot sounds good, right? At least that’s what many of us believe. We may fantasize how we would spend the money, or how we would giv...

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  • Added: Apr 12, 2022
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Jurriaan Kamp
Solutions journalism. I’d never come across that term before. That is, before I came into contact with Jurriaan Kamp, and his multitude of projects...

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  • Added: Apr 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Andy Bowman
With another year of wildfires in the southwest, melting ice packs in the north and south poles, more powerful tornadoes and hurricanes, we are beg...

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  • Added: Apr 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Susan Matt
There’s always something new in the digital world. It generates a lot of excitement, as well as anxiety. It’s also turned the lens of society onto ...

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  • Added: May 03, 2022
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Katherine Stewart
There is a powerful movement in America that is reshaping our political landscape. Anyone who does not agree with their agenda is disenfranchised. ...

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  • Added: May 10, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Jon Marshall
Former President Donald Trump attacked the press relentlessly before and after his term in office. A master at manipulation, he even admitted that ...

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  • Added: May 23, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Tanisha Fazal
The ongoing war Russia initiated against Ukraine in February has NATO allies in an awkward position. Whether it’s assisting Ukraine with weapons fo...

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  • Added: May 31, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ira Shapiro
It is as though today’s political arena is grounded on egg shells. The image of a fragmented system is everywhere. A source of the problem points t...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Bill Halal
Recent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court as left a majority of American’s wondering if the country is headed in the wrong direction. Many feel th...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Maria
It’s almost hidden in plain sight. Every day we’ll hear about a national or international action the involves “soft power.” Most of us just don’t t...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Natasha Warikoo
All parents want their children to have advantages in their academic careers. In America of the past, that translated to white parents using public...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Aryn Baker
There are still a few who deny climate change. Although with another summer of extreme heat in many parts of the world, those few are diminishing. ...

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  • Added: Jul 26, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Keri Blakinger
Oftentimes we can look at someone who is seemingly good at anything they do, and admire their talents. Perhaps envy them. Or, maybe even feel a twi...

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  • Added: Aug 02, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Suzanne Gordon
America’s military veterans face a number of issues when they return from foreign wars. Lingering physical and emotional problems are the ones we m...

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  • Added: Aug 09, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joshua Prager
One of the more consequential issues of the last 50-years has been a woman’s right of choice. Should women have the right to bodily autonomy, or sh...

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  • Added: Aug 16, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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It’s no coincident that our planet is on fire. Look more closely and you’ll find that our society, politics and bodies mirror the world. We, too, a...

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  • Added: Aug 22, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Raj Patel, Credit: TheStar.com
The network of systems that make up our bodies – respiratory, digestive and nervous system to name a few - is seen by conventional medicine as self...

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  • Added: Aug 29, 2022
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Phil Allen, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr. and Darnella Frazier captured images of injustice for the world to see. Like a professional cinematographer, King understoo...

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  • Added: Sep 06, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Eleanor Herman
Wherever you look in history, you’ll find misogyny. It’s equally rampant in the rumors surrounding Cleopatra during her reign and Kamala Harris bef...

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  • Added: Sep 12, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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