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Scholars’ Circle-New-Deal-History-/-War-In-Our-Times-Dec. 21st, 2014
admin - Dec - 20th

First, Michael Hiltzik author of, The New Deal: A Modern History, discusses the politics of the new deal, and what can we learn from the program that reshaped the country. [ dur: 27 mins. ] Michael Hiltzik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author who has covered business, technology, and public policy for the Los [...]

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Scholars’ Circle-Free-Speech-in-USA-/-Tortured-Dec. 13th, 2014
admin - Dec - 13th

First, we continue to trace the birth of free speech in the US, a country that for decades prosecuted dissenters. What caused the radical turn around by the Supreme Court to support free speech? [ dur: 29 mins. ] Thomas Healy is Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. Author of The Great Dissent: [...]

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Scholars’ Circle-Free-Speech-in-USA-/-Influencers-of-American-Congress-Dec. 7th, 2014
admin - Dec - 6th

First, after years of allowing censorship and criminal prosecution of dissent, what caused the radical turnaround by the Supreme Court to then support free speech and dissent? Part one of a two part discussion with Thomas Healy. Thomas Healy is Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. Author of The Great Dissent: How Oliver [...]

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Scholars’ Circle-Homelessness-in-United-States-Nov. 30th, 2014
admin - Nov - 29th

This week on The Scholars’ Circle we spend the hour addressing homelessness in America: First, the economic crisis is pushing more people into homelessness, an already pervasive epidemic in America. We’ll look at one duo’s efforts to rescue some of the most vulnerable homeless men and women, one by one, and explore the system’s workings [...]

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Scholars’ Circle-Islamic-State-Iraq-Syria-Nov. 23rd, 2014
admin - Nov - 22nd

We spend the hour analyzing the emergence of the Islamic State also known as ISIS or ISIL, with two experts. [ dur: 58 mins. ] Fred H. Lawson is a Professor and Department Head of Government at Mills College; Author of Global Security Watch – Syria, Demystifying Syria, Why Syria Goes to War: Thirty Years [...]

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Scholars’ Circle-US-Supreme-Court-/-Russia-and-the-West-Nov. 16th, 2014
admin - Nov - 16th

First, one of the country’s preeminent law scholars makes his case against the supreme court. We are joined by Erwin Chemerinsky author of, The Case Against the Supreme Court. Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Irvine Dean School of Law. Author of The Case Against the Supreme Court Then, Russian war planes over Europe and war ships near [...]

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Scholars’ Circle-US-Midterm-Election-/-Ukraine-Crisis-Nov. 9th, 2014
admin - Nov - 8th

First, what might the Republican sweep mean for everything from the climate, to the economy, to US foreign policy, to democracy in the US? [ dur: 21 mins. ] Peter Hanson, is a Professor of Political Science at University of Denver. Author of  Too Weak to Govern: Majority Party Power and Appropriations in the U.S. [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Organ Trafficking -/- Climate Change 2047 -/- Immigration US-Mexico – Nov. 2nd, 2014
admin - Nov - 1st

First, the underworld of organ trafficking. [ dur: 10 mins. ] Nancy Scheper-Hughes, is Professor of anthropology at University of California, Berkeley, editor of Commodifying Bodies and author of Violence in War and Peace: An Anthology. Art Caplan, is Professor and head of the division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center and [...]

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Scholars’ Circle -US-Financial-Crisis-was-a-Political-Crisis- Oct. 26th, 2014
admin - Oct - 25th

We look at how the financial crisis, like those that came before it, was a political crisis. We spend the hour analyzing the failures of democracy that allowed it to happen, and what reforms are necessary to prevent it from happening again. We are joined by the authors of Political Bubbles: Financial Crisis and the [...]

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Scholars’ Circle -The-Gingrich-Senators-/-Politics-Of-Humor-Oct. 19th, 2014
admin - Oct - 18th

First, is the former US Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich responsible for damaging the culture and productivity of the US Senate? An interview with Sean Theriault author of, The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress. [ dur: 29 mins. ] Sean Theriault is a Professor in the Department of Government at [...]

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