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: Gene Sperling
COVID has put America in a health and economic tailspin. The loss of loved ones that is growing every day, jobs that may never return, evictions fo...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Michael Baran
Many have heard the term micro aggression, but not everyone fully understands what they are or how to recognize them. Not to mention how to stop th...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Joel Kotkin
Feudalism. Now that’s a word you don’t hear very often. It’s been a long time since we’ve had a structured society of that nature. But, even more c...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Dr. Diana Green Foster
After all of the debates there is finally a comprehensive study on the impact abortion has on a woman. Devoid of knowledge based information in the...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Marta Zaraska
Humankind seems to be on eternal search for an answer on how to live longer. Our efforts naturally lead us to spirituality. But then we take pills ...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: John Perkins
A chief economist for a large consulting firm began to question his work. Initially, the reward of his knowledge and labor was the belief that he w...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Simon Bowmaker
Imagine the challenges of advising a president … any president … of the United States. Even in the best of times, it can mean a great deal of press...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Shaun Richman
A myriad of issues have come to light as we deal with the COVID pandemic. We are discovering weaknesses in our health care and workforce. Neither i...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Larry Tye
On the evening of February 9, 1950, Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy dramatically announced that he had a list of over 200 members of the Communis...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Matthew Cobb
There is a lot we don’t know about the human body. We’re always learning. But, what about the part that is allowing us to learn: the brain? After u...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: E. Dorolas Johnson
Most of us wish to know our family history. Our ancestry. It’s part of understanding and coming to terms with our own identity. But, what if there ...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: J. Chester Johnson
Although the Tulsa, Oklahoma massacre in the summer of 1921 is now recognized as part of Americas ugly past, another similar act of carnage of equa...

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  • Added: Jun 16, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Pawan Dhingra
Parents and teachers would all agree that changes are necessary in the world of education. Inequality is embedded in the system. Today, parents who...

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  • Added: Jun 09, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Barbara Freese
Corporations have a very long history of denying wrongdoing. Think Wells Fargo, Volkswagen, Exxon Mobile. The list is lengthy. In fact ,the persist...

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  • Added: Jun 02, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: David Reynolds
The British and Americans have always had their similarities. More so now over the past four years. In 2016 The Brits voted to leave the European U...

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  • Added: May 26, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Shawn Rosenberg
Political historians see the last half of the 20th century as the golden age of democracy. In the last few years, however, there has been a remarka...

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  • Added: May 19, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Carolyn L. White
In late summer every year a full size city rises in the Nevada desert. Seventy-five thousand people take up residence. By population, it’s the 6th ...

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  • Added: May 12, 2020
  • Length: 28:59
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Caption: Deborah Wiles
On May 4, 1970, four Kent State University students were killed and nine were wounded by National Guardsmen. The students were unarmed. The Guard w...

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  • Added: May 05, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Helen Lee Bouygues
Americans are in a strange and unusual news cycle. For example, someone can state that hydroxychloroquine is a potential cure for COVID-19. Fox New...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2020
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Elaine Tyler May
Long before COVID-19, America emerged as the most armed, fortified, imprisoned and bunkered nation on the planet. Add to that, we’ve become tribal ...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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