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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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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
admin - Sep - 27th

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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Scholars’ Circle – Chile’s-toppled-democracy-in-1973-/-Just War-Theory- Sept. 14th, 2014
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First, this week marks the anniversary of the September 11th, 1973 coup in Chile that toppled democratically elected Salvador Alende and installed the dictator Augustin Pinoche. We’ll revisit what happened, explore that latest revelations and how Chileans are dealing with their past now. [ dur: 23 mins. ] John Dingus is Professor of Journalism at [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – plastics-in-ocean-/-democracy-in-Hong Kong-/-Ban Ki-Moon-speech- Sept. 7th, 2014
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First, tons of discarded plastic are choking off the ocean, killing wildlife, and building islands of garbage. How bad has it become and what can be done? [ dur: 21 mins. ] Captain Charles Moore is an environmental researcher, an internationally recognized pollution expert and activist, and founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation. He [...]

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Scholars’ Circle -Fritjof Capra-the-systems-view-of-life-:a-unifying-vision-Aug. 31st, 2014
admin - Aug - 30th

We spend the hour with Fritjof Capra about his book The Systems View of Life: A Unifying Vision. He is also the author of, The Tao of Physics, The Turning Point, The Web of Life, The Hidden Connections, The Science of Leonardo: Inside the Mind of the Great Genius of the Renaissance, and Learning from [...]

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Scholars’ Circle – Indonesia Election / Ferguson Missouri – Aug. 24th, 2014
admin - Aug - 23rd

First, Indonesia’s new political era–What the Court’s decision for Wiwodo really means. [ dur: 20 mins. ] Dr. Chris Wilson, Lecturer at University of Auckland, New Zealand. Author of Ethno-Religious Violence in Indonesia: From Soil to God Then, we look at the hidden structural problems that led to the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, [...]

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