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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William Deresiewicz elaborates on his critique of the Ivy League and higher education.
Lan Samantha Chang considers the contemporary teaching of prose and poetry.
Bill Bradley discusses his prescient past and future advocacy.
Taylor argues that media hierarchies are hijacking the populist promise of the Internet.
Newton Minow recounts the history of public television's origins.
Leah Wright Rigueur discusses her new book "The Loneliness of the Black Republican."
James Katz assesses President Obama's use of new technology.
Ramita Navi discusses the hidden lives of modern Tehran.
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