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 Gottfried
Despite what women are constantly told by their doctors and society – that weight gain, sleeplessness, diminished sex drive, hair loss and wrinkles...

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  • Added: Apr 10, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Eric Toensmeier
This first part of this half-hour is spent with author and professor Philip Ackerman-Leist. In his new book, he shows that people are turning to lo...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Suzanne Gordon
Lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork. This is the premise of Suzanne Go...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
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Caption: Mallory McDuff
Churches are taking diverse actions to address climate change through stewardship, advocacy, spirituality and justice. Contributions from leading C...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2013
  • Length: 19:57
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Caption: Professor Robin Bernstein
Professor Robin Bernstein: Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights.

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2013
  • Length: 19:59
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Caption: Emma Sokoloff-Rubin & friends
This is the story of a father-daughter research team who spent 10-years studying the Brazilian Women’s Movement of the 1980s.

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Marjorie Heins, Credit: photo by Catherine Boalch
In her new book, civil liberties lawyer Majorie Heins tells the stories of teachers and professors who resisted the communist witch hunt of the 195...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
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Caption: Jacqui Dunne & Bernard Lietaer
Our worldwide monetary system is outdated. That’s the claim from international monetary expert Bernard Lietaer and award winning journalist Jacqui ...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 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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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 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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