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The Open Mind

The Open Mind

Hosted by Alexander Heffner, The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across politics, media, technology, the arts, and all realms of civic life. First broadcast in 1956, it explores challenges of the digital age, American politics and emerging issues. These conversations are a primary resource to the public, students, teachers, researchers, and archivists.

Latest Episodes

GUEST: J.B. Smoove. J.B. Smoove of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Four Courses explains why the comic will never be extinct.

Guest: Bill Adair. Bill Adair, creator of Politifact and Knight Professor of Journalism at Duke University, talks about whether truth is still informing public discourse.

WGBY World
Sun Jun 2nd, 7:30am
Sun Jun 2nd, 3:00pm
Mon Jun 3rd, 6:30am

Guests: Kian Tajbakhsh and Arien Mack. New University in Exile Consortium founder Arien Mack and Iranian-American scholar Kian Tajbakhsh of the Committee on Global Thought discuss the assault on intellectual freedom.

GUEST: Guy Davis. Musician Guy Davis talks about the political activism of his newest album Kokomo Kidd.

Guests: Emily Bell and Jay Rosen. Emily Bell of the Tow Center and Jay Rosen of PressThink talk about social media's influence on the press and mass movements.

GUEST: Ben Rattray. Ben Rattray, founder of Change.org, talks about empowering people to participate in politics

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