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.


542 Pieces

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Caption: Denise Kiernan
In her new book, journalist Denise Kiernan shares the never before told story of the young women who played a crucial role in one of the most signi...

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  • Added: Jul 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Bill Powers
Not long ago, we were told that North America had entered a new era of energy abundance thanks to shale gas. Or, have we? If you’ve listened to ex...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Simon Anderson
We’ve all heard the stories of self-driving cars and 3D printers, but it’s the folks like futurists Simon Anderson and Jack Uldrich who make a care...

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  • Added: Jul 16, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Elizabeth Ü
Increasingly, food-based businesses are seen as key solutions to solve our social and environmental problems, and yet entrepreneurs report a surpri...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Beverly Bell
It’s referred to simply as douz. In Haitian it means twelve. January 12, 2010. A 7.0 magnitude earthquake strikes Haiti killing more the a quarter-...

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  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Daniel Hunter
David was looking for a slingshot. Goliath had money and power. This is the story of the fight against proposed and granted casinos in Philadelphia.

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Beverly Bell
Food Sovereignty is the fight for farmworker justice, sustainable practices, food accessibility and land reform. Although the idea is relatively ne...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Sara Farizan
A new novel by Sara Fraizan explores the issues of gender orientation. But, what sets this work apart from its predecessors is that it’s written fo...

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  • Added: Aug 20, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Professor Charles Seife
Numbers can be deceptive … we know this. Yet, in spite of how sophisticated we think we are, we still can be taken-in by numbers. Sometimes we’ll e...

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  • Added: Aug 26, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Said Dowlabani
This book is not your dry read about markets and stocks. It’s the “Next Big Think” according to the publisher, Select Books. Cultural Economist Sai...

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  • Added: Sep 05, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Katy Butler
In writing her book, Katy Butler set out to help others to avoid the pitfalls she faced during her father’s last years.

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Naomi Benaron
The novel, Running the Rift, follows the life of young Jean Patrick. He’s a gifted Rwandan boy. He knows that running will be his future. What he ...

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  • Added: Sep 16, 2013
  • Length: 19:35
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Caption: Sam Daley-Harris
With his new book, Sam Daley-Harris shares how he and the citizens advocacy organizations he has founded (RESULTS and the Microcredit Summit Campai...

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  • Added: Sep 23, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Carla Kaplan
White upper-class women seeking to become honorary blacks. Unheard of –right? That’s what began to happen during what became known as the Black Ren...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Denise Cerreta
As founder of One World Everybody Eats, Denise Cerreta is determined to change the way restaurants do business and to bring delicious, healthful fo...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 20:58
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Caption: Dr. Azarm Ghareman
Clinical psychologist Azarm Ghareman brings the teachings of Carl Jung into post-modern analysis. Dr. Ghareman sees the need for a better understan...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Kids Cancer Research Foundation, Credit: foundation logo
Pediatric cancer strikes a relatively small number of victims, and market incentives do not provide clear financial motivation for investors to fun...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Paul Kivel
Christianity has provided many positive events: assisting the underprivileged, supported education and promoted social justice, however, its also f...

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  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Alan Weisman
Journalist and author Alan Weisman traveled to 21 countries to ask four questions that experts agreed were probably the most important on Earth. Hi...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Andrew Soloman
Andrew Soloman's proposal, in his recent book, is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition. Our differences are what unite us.

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2