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.


535 Pieces

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Caption: Department of Education logo
American and South Africa’s schools are similar. Both have fallen short of producing an educational system consistent with its national goals of e...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 14:46
Caption: National Fair Housing Alliance
Successful homeownership is a fundamental part of the American dream. Rebuilding that dream is in our national interest, and crucial to our economi...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Kurt Eichenwald
In his newest book, bestseller author Kurt Eichenwald chronicles the fast paced decisions, deceptions and delusions following the 9/11 attacks.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
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Security experts have concluded that attacks on Iran will serve neither US nor Israeli goals. That’s also the position of Greg Thielmann of the Arm...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 28:44
Caption: Jeremy D. Holden
In his new book, Jeremy D. Holden draws upon his deep and diverse background of 25 years in the highest levels of advertising education and politic...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Dr. Handel Reynolds
Three years ago an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammog...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Tova Andrea Wang
In her new book, Tova Andrea Wang examines the history of how US election reforms have been manipulated for partisan advantage and establishes a ne...

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  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Daniel Botkin
According to a recent Gallup Poll, 46 percent of Americans believe in creationism. Is this belief hurting our planet? In his new book, professor, ...

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  • Added: Oct 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Frederick Kaufman
In the last five years the world has seen two devastating spikes in the price of food, and according to journalist and professor Frederick Kaufman,...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Cesar Chavez
Professor Matt Garcia has written the most comprehensive history ever of the meteoric rise and precipitous decline of the United Farm Workers, the ...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Steve McIntosh
The debate around evolution is often misrepresented as a simple choice between science and creationism. A primary question posed by philosopher St...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Nuclear Roulette, Credit: cover design by Matthew Simmons
In his new book, Gar Smith dismantles the core arguments behind the nuclear industrial complex’s “Nuclear renaissance.” While some critiques are fa...

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  • Added: Nov 27, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Alexandre Montegu
“Intellectual property law impacts virtually all modern business,” says Alexandre Montagu. Several years ago he established MontaguLaw , focusing o...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Dr. Chrystal Louis
It’s estimated that every day 36 children and adolescents are diagnosed with cancer in the United States. It’s the leading cause of death by diseas...

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: James Gustave Speth
Average Americans are painfully aware of the challenges we face as a nation – joblessness, failing schools, declining health, intractable poverty, ...

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
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Caption: Robert Pollin
Achieving full employment has been at the center of the progressive project for more than a century. If work is available at decent wages for ever...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Professor William E. Halal
There are no crystal balls. No one really knows the direction technology is going to take us. But, there are always those best guesses.

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  • Added: Jan 08, 2013
  • Length: 28:55
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Caption: Professor Todd Pittinsky
Us versus them is the costly mindset in which organizations, communities, and entire nations too often find themselves trapped. In fact, recognizin...

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  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Alexandra Horowitz, Credit: Simon & Schuster
In her newest work, cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz turns her attention to humans with an investigation into human perception and a look int...

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Professor Beth E. Richie
In her new book, Professor Beth E. Richie addresses the issue of marginalized communities throughout America, and the unique risk they harbor for B...

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  • Added: Jan 28, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
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