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: Thomas Geoghengan
End the filibuster. Abolish the Senate. Make everyone vote. Only if we do this, and a little bit more, says labor lawyer and former candidate for A...

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  • Added: Sep 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Phil Allen, Jr.
This program is a second in a conversation with author Phil Allen, Jr., in which he highlights the prophetic potential of the camera. Its imagery p...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: John R. Vile, Credit: newschannel5
The first clause of the First Amendment forbids Congress from adopting any laws tending to the establishment religion. Even with that definitive ve...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ed Burmila
The Democrats have lost their footing since the New Deal. That’s how Ed Burmila sees it. Now, he says, they haven’t been able to grasp that they ne...

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  • Added: Oct 18, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Gregory Mitchell
“Zombie Statistics” is what professor Gregory Mitchell calls them. Those are the chunks of data officials use to prove there is a rise in sex-traff...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Michael Webster
When it comes to climate change, it’s easy to feel like a deer caught in the headlights. Temperatures are rising to unsustainable levels. Larger an...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Mat Simon, Credit: Wired magazine
Our world is surrounded by microplastic pollution. It’s in the air we breathe. It’s in the food we eat. Our homes are among the most polluted place...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dennis Baron
History shows us that freedom of speech is a fluid and evolving concept that requires continual defense. It’s always under threat. And it’s never a...

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  • Added: Nov 28, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1