First broadcast in May, 1956 and now hosted by Alexander Heffner, The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas. Designed to elicit insights into contemporary areas of national concern, Open Mind explores challenges of the digital age, American politics and other emerging issues. These conversations are a primary resource available to students, teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, historians, journalists and all who are interested in history, biography, media, communications, news, and public affairs.Visit The Open Mind Website
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Neal Katyal explains how the Supreme Court is forging a new era of compromise.
Allen discusses her reinterpretation of our founding document as a defense of equality.
Howard Tullman defines his principles of a data-driven economy.
Mandvi explores the virtues of satirical news as well as recollections from his memoir.
Senator Bernie Sanders discusses his blueprint for a populist reform agenda.
Interview with Executive Director of the Innocence Project Maddy deLone
Karpovsky considers whether information overload has deprived young Americans of meaning.
Blanco narrates the bilingual immersion from which his unique American identity emerged.
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