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: Dr. Sara Richardson
Human Genomes are almost 100 percent identical. There is one prominent exception. Instead of a matching pair of X chromosomes, men carry a single X...

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Dr. Wendy Patrick
A judge's decision to give 16-year-old Ethan Couch 10 years of probation for the fatal accident sparked outrage from relatives of those killed, and...

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  • Added: Dec 30, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Ben Kilham
Benjamin Kilham has been researching and living with black bears for nearly twenty years. He has become an expert in black bear behavior, as well a...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Beth Buczynski
Consumption and consumerism – they are the cornerstones of American society. Many feel that that model is about to change. We either continue on th...

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Dr. Rick Hanson
Neuropsychologist Dr. Rick Hanson has a different way of looking at the functions of the brain. What he’s realized is that simply using positive th...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: David Laskin
Bestselling author David Laskin unfolds a sweeping epic that spans the three major upheavals the affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigratio...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
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Caption: Atheists United of SLO, Credit: Atheists United of SLO
The Pismo Beach City Council, San Luis Obispo, California, opens its weekly meetings with a prayer. Now they’re being asked to stop.

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  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Z.E.R.O.
Joseph Jaffe is the author of the bestsellers, Life After the 30-second Spot, Join the Conversation and Flip the Funnel. His latest is co-authored...

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  • Added: Nov 19, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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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
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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Purchases: 1