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Intelligence Squared Debates
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Is the FDA Too Cautious? Air date: 02-01-2014 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365234707/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The Food and Drug Administration, the oldest comprehensive consumer protection agency in the U.S. federal government, is charged with protecting the public health. Under this mandate, it regulates drugs and medical devices for their safety and effectiveness. But is it a failing mandate? /episodes/get/12535 /episode/12535 Intelligence Squared Debates: Is the FDA Too Cautious? /episode-player/12535
The GOP: Seize the Center or Die? Air date: 09-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365068742/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false 2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate have prompted some reflection. Was their embrace of small government, low taxes and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds... /episodes/get/10106 /episode/10106 Intelligence Squared Debates: The GOP: Seize the Center or Die? /episode-player/10106
Should Genetically Engineered Babies Be Prohibited? Air date: 07-01-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365064957/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false magine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring’s height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don’t fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our... /episodes/get/10028 /episode/10028 Intelligence Squared Debates: Should Genetically Engineered Babies Be Prohibited? /episode-player/10028
Should College Football Be Banned? Air date: 05-02-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365004001/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs’ millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? Do football’s inherent danger and violence have any place in institutions of higher learning? Or... /episodes/get/8692 /episode/8692 Intelligence Squared Debates: Should College Football Be Banned? /episode-player/8692
Does Science Refute God Air date: 03-22-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2354383687/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On a fundamental question — evolution or creation? — Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, but 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism. /episodes/get/8296 /episode/8296 Intelligence Squared Debates: Does Science Refute God /episode-player/8296
Should Drugs Be Legalized? Air date: 02-07-2013 Watch
http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332457503/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a “war on drugs.” $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs, and America has the highest... /episodes/get/8032 /episode/8032 Intelligence Squared Debates: Should Drugs Be Legalized? /episode-player/8032
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Are Elected Islamists Better Than Dictators?
The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have left a leadership void that Islamist parties have been quick to fill. A longtime supporter of former strongmen like Egypt?s Mubarak and Tunisia?s Ben Ali, the U.S. now faces the uncomfortable result of Arab democracy ? the rise of Islamist parties that...
Air date: 01/17/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2325925038/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false The popular uprisings of the Arab Spring have left a leadership void that Islamist parties have been quick to fill. A longtime supporter of former strongmen like Egypt?s Mubarak and Tunisia?s Ben Ali, the U.S. now faces the uncomfortable result of Arab democracy ? the rise of Islamist parties that... /episodes/get/8031 /episode/8031 Intelligence Squared Debates: Are Elected Islamists Better Than Dictators? /episode-player/8031
Should Drugs Be Legalized?
It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a ?war on drugs.? $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs, and America has the highest...
Air date: 02/07/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2332457503/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false It was 1971 when President Richard Nixon declared a ?war on drugs.? $2.5 trillion dollars later, drug use is half of what it was 30 years ago and thousands of offenders are successfully diverted to treatment instead of jail. Still, 22 million Americans use illegal drugs, and America has the highest... /episodes/get/8032 /episode/8032 Intelligence Squared Debates: Should Drugs Be Legalized? /episode-player/8032
Does Science Refute God
On a fundamental question ? evolution or creation? ? Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, but 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism.
Air date: 03/22/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2354383687/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false On a fundamental question ? evolution or creation? ? Americans are on the fence. According to one survey, 61 percent of Americans believe we have evolved over time, but 22 percent believe this evolution was guided by a higher power, with another 31 percent on the side of creationism. /episodes/get/8296 /episode/8296 Intelligence Squared Debates: Does Science Refute God /episode-player/8296
Should College Football Be Banned?
Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs? millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? Do football?s inherent danger and violence have any place in institutions of higher learning? Or...
Air date: 05/02/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365004001/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false Corruption and a growing concern for head injury have put college football in the spotlight. Are football programs? millions in profits exploitation? Or are they still a celebration of amateur sport? Do football?s inherent danger and violence have any place in institutions of higher learning? Or... /episodes/get/8692 /episode/8692 Intelligence Squared Debates: Should College Football Be Banned? /episode-player/8692
Should Genetically Engineered Babies Be Prohibited?
magine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring?s height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don?t fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our...
Air date: 07/01/2013
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http://video.pbs.org/widget/partnerplayer/2365064957/?player=WGBY-PBS&w=512&h=288&chapterbar=true&autoplay=false magine a world free of genetic diseases, where parents control their offspring?s height, eye color and intelligence. The science may be closer than you think. Genes interact in ways that we don?t fully understand and there could be unintended consequences, new diseases that result from our... /episodes/get/10028 /episode/10028 Intelligence Squared Debates: Should Genetically Engineered Babies Be Prohibited? /episode-player/10028
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