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Scholars’ Circle-Islamic-State-Iraq-Syria-Nov. 23rd, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Scholars’ Circle -American Dream and Reality -/- Reaction-to-Terrorist Threat-/-Fundamentalism -Oct. 12th, 2014
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First, we look at the gap between the American Dream and reality, with Miles Corak, professor of economics with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Ottawa. [ dur: 13mins. ] Miles Corak is professor of economics with the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs at the University of [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Daniel Patrick Moynihan-Letters-/-Why-Some-Misdeeds-become-scandals -Oct. 5th, 2014
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First, we speak with Steven Weisman author of, Daniel Patrick Moynihan: A Portrait in Letters of an American Visionary, a book of Senator Moynahan’s correspondence. [ dur. 17 mins. ] Then, on the Scholars’ Circle panel, why some misdeeds become scandals and others don’t? Why is it that the same type of transgressions are treated [...]

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Scholars’ Circle -Domestic violence and violent sports -/- Global Warming Solutions -Sept. 28th, 2014
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Domestic violence is just one of the many problems of violent sports. We’ll take a close look at American Football and its discontents. We are joined by journalist Steve Almond author of Against Football: One Fan’s Reluctant Manifesto. Then, on the Scholar’s Circle panel, on the heels of the United Nations’ climate conference, we’ll revisit [...]

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Scholars’ Circle -Empathy-from-Powerful-/-Scotland’s-vote-for-Independence-Sept. 21st, 2014
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A new study suggests that the powerful feel less empathy. Does it have implications for society? [ dur: 18 mins. ] Michael Inzlicht, is Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto. Author of Stereotype Threat: Theory, Process, and Application and co-author of article Power Changes How the Brain Responds to Others Then, we compare [...]

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