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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Eric Deggans explores the intersection of race and today's media culture.
Carrie Sheffield and Taylor Jo Isenberg discuss the gender imbalance in the 113th Congress
Wesley Lowery reflects on his and colleagues' coverage of the 2013 marathon massacre.
Former New York Times journalist Bill Keller discusses his new venture.
Baratunde Thurston examines the identity politics, social attitudes and moral conscience.
John Palfrey discusses the uses, misuses and distractions of the new technological age.
In Memoriam to Richard D. Heffner
Ira Katznelson discusses his new book about the age of Franklin Roosevelt and Harry Truman
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