Prairie Public Presents

~A variety of radio programs each Sunday at 5 pm CT~

May 21

Hosted by All Things Considered’s Kelly McEvers, “Embedded” will showcase the Embedded podcast’s in-depth reporting on videos of police encounters and how the proliferation of this kind of video has affected life in America.

May 14

whylifeHost Jack Russel Weinstein and his guest Otavio Bueno discuss “Can Ordinary People Understand Advanced Logic?”

May 7

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

 

April 30

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

April 23

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

April 16

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

April 9

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

April 2

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

March 26

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun!

 

March 19

wgr300Each week on With Good Reason scholars explore the worlds of literature, science, politics, history, and the arts, through lively discussion with host Sarah McConnell. From global warming and the history of jazz, to the unique worlds of comic books and wine-making, With Good Reason is always surprising, challenging and fun! This weekend: Working Class Histories.

 

March 12

whylifeHost Jack Russel Weinstein and his guest Ernest Sosa will discuss “How are virtue and knowledge related?”

 

March 5

awwwlogo.200x75A Way with Words is a public radio program about language examined through history, culture, and family.

 

February 19

HistoricallyBlack_FB_470x470_mediumObjects hold history. They evoke stories stamped in time. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover. The Washington Post invited people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. APM Reports teamed up with the Post to create a series spotlighting some of those objects and the stories behind them. Historically Black will be hosted by Michele Norris and will be narrated by Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, and Another Round podcast duo Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

 

February 12

whylifeOur 100th Episode! Host Jack Russell Weinstein, Gloria Steinem, and Suzanne Braun Levine discuss “Feminism as philosophy, politics, and friendship.” You can listen to past shows online here.

February 5

HistoricallyBlack_FB_470x470_mediumObjects hold history. They evoke stories stamped in time. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover. The Washington Post invited people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. APM Reports teamed up with the Post to create a series spotlighting some of those objects and the stories behind them. Historically Black will be hosted by Michele Norris and will be narrated by Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, and Another Round podcast duo Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

January 29

HistoricallyBlack_FB_470x470_mediumObjects hold history. They evoke stories stamped in time. The Smithsonian’s new National Museum of African American History and Culture has opened up a world of stories that visitors are flocking to discover. The Washington Post invited people across the country to submit photographs of family objects that connect them personally to black history. APM Reports teamed up with the Post to create a series spotlighting some of those objects and the stories behind them. Historically Black will be hosted by Michele Norris and will be narrated by Keegan-Michael Key, Roxane Gay, Issa Rae, and Another Round podcast duo Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton.

January 22

prxAmerica’s attempt to separate Native children from their families didn’t end with boarding schools. In the decades after World War II, the U.S. government created the Indian Adoption Project, an effort designed to place Native kids with white parents. In this one-hour documentary, producer Melissa Olson explores the personal and historical impact of this policy. Her Ojibwe mother, Judy Olson, was raised by a white family. So were the mothers of several friends. The emotional impact of the Indian Adoption Project — and similar state projects — continues today.

January 15

johnnycash300248Tune in to hear the Johnny Cash concert recorded live at the Fargo Theatre on November 5, 2016.

January 8

whylifeHost Jack Russell Weinstein and J. Kameron Carter discuss “Thinking Philosophically About the Black Church” You can listen to past shows online here.

 

January 1

unnamed2Best of the Best (part 2) presents the winners of their 16th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. From more than 500 entries, ten were meticulously crafted and lovingly produced.

December 25

71qapaqiwclIn keeping with a well-loved NPR holiday tradition, hear a collection of extraordinary stories that will transport you to unexpected places with Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites. Voices from NPR’s past and present will tell funny, touching, insightful, irreverent, and nostalgic stories of the season.

December 18
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein and Anita Silvers discuss “Philosophy and Disability.” You can listen to past shows online here.

December 11

unnamed2Best of the Best (part 2) presents the winners of their 16th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. From more than 500 entries, ten were meticulously crafted and lovingly produced.

December 4

unnamed2Best of the Best (part 1) presents the winners of their 16th annual Third Coast / Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Competition. From more than 500 entries, ten were meticulously crafted and lovingly produced.

November 27

militaryfamilyinthepark-copyPrairie Public is working in collaboration with North Dakota State University on Project Unpack, an effort to establish an ongoing oral history archive that features veterans and their families.

November 20

militaryfamilyinthepark-copyPrairie Public is working in collaboration with North Dakota State University on Project Unpack, an effort to establish an ongoing oral history archive that features veterans and their families.

November 13
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Host Jack Russell Weinstein and John McDermott discuss “What do we mean when we talk about American Philosophy?” You can listen to past shows online here.

 

November 6

bannerIn Healing the Trauma of War, we hear the deeply moving stories of numerous veterans who served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam. And who are trying to put their lives back together at home.

 

October 30

political_conversation_mediumWe believe in civil discourse, so here are ideas that just might lighten the political polarization at your dinner table, in your neighborhood, your state, and around the country. Peace Around Political Polarization offers ideas that could close the gap, even a little bit.

October 23

14713679_10154109514093022_3077040643851472665_nNeed relief from all the juvenile antics of campaign season? Here’s your antidote to the political tantrums: Mortified’s Totally Juvenile Election Special is an offbeat, hour-long celebration of the politics of adolescence (and the adolescence of politics).

October 16

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-24-49-amLike A Rolling Stone – The Music of Bob Dylan 

October 9

whylifeHost Jack Russell Weinstein and David B. Wong discussed “An Argument for Moral Relativism.” You can listen to past shows online here.

October 2

screen-shot-2016-10-19-at-11-21-21-amHamilton:  A Story of UsHamilton’s reach spreads beyond Broadway. Since the musical opened in 2015, it’s won almost every possible theatre award, including 11 Tonys and the Pulitzer Prize. Its cast recording has gone platinum and hit No. 1 on the rap chart.

September 25

militaryfamilyinthepark-copyPrairie Public is working in collaboration with North Dakota State University on Project Unpack, an effort to establish an ongoing oral history archive that features veterans and their families.

September 18

3-1-2Out of the Blue: 50 Years After the UT Tower Shooting

September 11

whylifeHost Jack Russell Weinstein and Deborah Tannen discussed “Women and Men: Talking, Arguing, Loving, and Politicking.” You can listen to past shows online here.

 

September 4

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

August 28

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

August 21

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

August 14

whylifeHost Jack Russell Weinstein and Peter de Marneffe discussed “Should Prostitution be Legal?” You can listen to past shows online here.

 

 

August 7

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

July 31

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

July 24

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

July 17

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia (Latin for invisible things) is about the invisible forces that control human behavior – ideas, beliefs, assumptions and emotions. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller, Hanna Rosin and Alix Spiegel, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling with scientific research that will ultimately make you see your own life differently.

July 10

whylifeOn July 10, host Jack Russell Weinstein and Tommie Shelby discussed “how to think philosophically about black identity”? You can listen to past shows online here.

July 3

capitolsteps2This Independence Day, celebrate the birthday of the United States by helping the Capitol Steps make fun of it. You don’t need to be your own publicist to proclaim laughter is exactly what this election needs. The Capitol Steps: Politics Takes a Holiday airs Sunday, July 3, at 5 pm CT.

June 26

Fargo_woodchipper_Richard_Melby(1).1We Don’t Talk Like That: Fargo and the Midwest Psyche … radio producers Diane Richard and Todd Melby have produced an hour-long radio documentary exploring all things “Fargo.” Tune in  Sunday, June 26, at 5 pm CT.

June 19

whylifeTune in June 19 at 5pm CT as host Jack Russell Weinstein and Robert Audi discuss “Why is Religious Commitment Important?” You can listen to past shows online here.

June 12

mothradiohr-whitelogoThe Moth Radio Hour features our most beloved tales and the stories behind the stories. The series debuted in 2009 and is now airing on more than 400 stations nationwide. The Moth Radio Hour is co-produced by Jay Allison at Atlantic Public Media and presented by PRX.

June 5

trafficking-3Advocates for kids are pushing for a new approach to combating underage prostitution: treating young people caught up in sex trafficking as victims, not delinquents. “Bought and Sold” examines how police and lawmakers are increasingly turning to a public health approach to help vulnerable young people break free of sex trafficking.

May 29

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The “New Yorker Radio Hour” is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick and produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.

May 22

TNY_RadioHour.1400x1400_x6JAAdv copyThe “New Yorker Radio Hour” is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick and produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.

 

May 15

TNY_RadioHour.1400x1400_x6JAAdv copyThe “New Yorker Radio Hour” is a weekly program presented by the magazine’s editor, David Remnick and produced by The New Yorker and WNYC Studios.

May 8

whylife Why: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life host Jack Russell Weinstein will discuss Do We Still Need The Eighteenth Century?” with his guest Ryan Patrick Hanley.

 

April 24

Is free speech threatened on campus? Protests have erupted on university campuses across the country. To many, these students are speaking out against racial injustice that has long been manifested in unwelcoming, sometimes hostile environments. But to critics, their demands have gone too far, creating an atmosphere of intolerance for opposing or unpopular points of view. Panelists include Wendy Kaminer, John McWhorter, Shaun Harper, and Jason Stanley.

April 17

lifesentenceA life sentence: victims, offenders, justice, and my mother. This is a story about a terrible crime and everything that followed. It’s an intensely personal documentary, but it extends into public life and into the heart of our political and correctional systems.

 

April 10

whylifeWhy: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life host Jack Russell Weinstein will discuss “How To Think Philosophically About Aging” with his guest Sharona Hoffman, who is an Edgar A. Hahn professor of law, professor of bioethics, and co-director of the Case Western Reserve University’s Law-Medicine Center.

April 3

Dylan 300x248DylanFest II was a tremendous success! Prairie Public was there to record it, and will air an edited version of the concert highlights.

 

March 27

Closer-to-Truth-logo Why does it “feel like something” to see, hear, taste and think? What’s our private, inner experience all about? Why is Consciousness So Mysterious? Some scientists claim that the mind is simply a product of the brain – but many philosophers disagree. Can Brain Explain Mind?

 

March 20

Are Lifespans Long Enough? What if we didn’t have to grow old and die? What are the ethical and social consequences of radically increasing lifespans? Should we accept a “natural” end, or should we find a cure to aging? The debaters are Ian Ground, Aubrey de Grey, Paul Root Wolpe, and Brian Kennedy.

 

March 13

whylife Why: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “Why Philosophy Won’t Go Away” with his guest,
Rebecca Newberger Goldstein

 

March 6

Closer-to-Truth-logoCan Science Deal with God? Are Science and Religion they compatible? Are they at war? Can Science Deal With God? Both Science and Religion pursue big truths and offer total solutions – but is there any common ground? Do Science and Religion Conflict?

February 28

“Talking With The Wind: The Mystery of Opal Whiteley,” a half-hour documentary about Opal Whiteley who caused an international scandal in 1920 when she published a childhood diary that was later decried a hoax. And…
Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is the rare American novel that can be discovered with excitement in adolescence and reread into adulthood without fear of disappointment.  Featuring commentary by actor Robert Duvall, playwright Horton Foote, NEA Jazz Master David Baker, and Former Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, among others

February 21

The Space Age began when America was going through a wrenching battle over Civil Rights.  And because the heart of the old Confederacy was chosen as its base, NASA  played an unintended role in Civil Rights history.  In this program, we hear how this happened and we hear the stories of the people who broke the color line at NASA.  Their stories of frustration and their stories of perseverance.  Produced by Richard Paul with Soundprint and narrated by Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in Space, “Race and the Space Race” tells the unlikely story of Civil Rights and the Space Program.

February 14

whylifeWhy: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “are sports destroying universities?” with his guest, Murray Sperber.

 

February 7

SOTRU_Logo_120x120During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. In this hour, State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History, deconstructing the popular perception of certain celebrated moments.

January 31

“Still Winter,” a compilation of wintertime material.

January 24

prxThe winter holiday tradition continues as the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in “Best of the Best,” hosted by award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai.

January 17

prxThe winter holiday tradition continues as the Third Coast International Audio Festival brings the best new documentaries produced worldwide to the national airwaves in “Best of the Best,” hosted by award-winning writer, producer and humorist Gwen Macsai.

January 10

whylifeWhy: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “Buddhism and an African American.”

January 3

  A debate on the gas tax.

November 29

reveal-square-logo-black_prx_mediumThis month on Reveal, we team up with New Hampshire Public Radio’s health and science reporter Jack Rodolico to unveil 40 years of abuse and neglect of people with disabilities at specialty rehabs across the U.S.

 

November 22

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 2.41.07 PMFrom Sporkful: “Thanksgiving is for Eaters” is an entertaining, informative, and personal radio special with Dan Pashman, host of The Sporkful podcast. Featuring Mo Rocca, Amy Sedaris, Sam Sifton, Robert Krulwich and Brooke Gladstone.

November 15

LorraineDaviesNarratives from Native Americans who live in the Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan area provide intriguing glimpses into Native American culture, philosophy, and psychology, and reflect personal successes, high-point experiences, and dreams for the future on Native American Stories of Resilience.

November 8

whylifeWhy host Jack Russell Weinstein will discuss “Courage” with his guest Ryan Balot.

November 1

Screen Shot 2015-10-28 at 2.14.46 PMBreaking Ground with Kavitha Cardoza is a documentary series dedicated to unearthing the stories you don’t hear anywhere else, and giving voice to people whose perspectives are often unheard or ignored. On November 1, tune in for Lower Income, Higher Ed.

 

October 25

neil gaimanYou know how your taste buds seem to like those savory/sweet combinations, like chocolate-covered pretzels, and salted caramel? Well, spooky stories work the same way—when they are also funny, the pack double the wallop. “Selected Shorts: Funny/Scary: Halloween”, hosted by fantasy writer and illustrator Neil Gaiman, offers four creepy stories with a hint of laughter.

October 18

prxTeaching Teachers: What it would take to improve American teaching on a wide scale? We meet researchers who are trying to understand what makes teaching complex, and how to determine whether someone is ready to be a teacher. We also visit U.S. schools that are taking a page from Japan and radically rethinking the way they approach the idea of teacher improvement.

August 30

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Stories of Resilience: Interviews with Dakota Goodhouse and Russell Gillette, Native American humanities scholars.

August 23

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August 16

reveal-square-logo-black_prx_mediumOn this Reveal, an investigation into the culture of secrecy within the Jehovah’s Witnesses leads us to the story of one woman who was ostracized after she accused an elder of abusing her.

August 9

whylife Why: Philosophical Discussions about Everyday Life host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “Why don’t people believe science?” with his guest, Dan M. Kahan.

August 2

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June 28

prxRe:Sound: The Tight Spaces Show … This hour we look at the ups and downs of confinement.

June 21

reveal-square-logo-black_prx_mediumFrom North Dakota to Oklahoma, Texas and Washington, Reveal looks at how fracking has opened new realms of oil and gas production and examines some of the complex consequences.

June 14

whylifeOn this episode of Why?, host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “The Moral Argument for Revenge” with guest Thane Rosenbaum.

June 7

Great PerformancesPrairie Public Presents “DylanFest,” a variety of locals artists’ tribute to Bob Dylan–recorded at the historic Fargo Theatre in Fargo, ND.

May 31

(Note! Change in topic)  Smart technology grants us unprecedented, immediate access to knowledge and to each other — a ubiquitous and seamless presence in everyday life. But is there a downside to all of this connectivity? It’s been said that smart technology creates dependency on devices, narrows our world to echo chambers, and impairs cognitive skills through shortcuts and distraction. Are these concerns an overstatement of the negative effects of high-tech consumption? The debaters are Nicholas Carr, Genevieve Bell, Andrew Keen, and David Weinberger. (The originally scheduled debate, on same-sex marriage, will air later this summer.)

May 24

All wars are the same, it is said; only the scenery changes. And the repercussions are pretty much the same too. Over the course of five years, Adam Piore gathered the stories of the surviving members of Delta Company, a Vietnam-era paratrooper unit; Jay Allison joined him for the last two years when it turned from a book into a radio story. We’re proud now to feature the finished hour.

May 17

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May 10

whylifeOn this episode of Why?, host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “Dance and Philosophy” with guest Helanius Wilkins.

May 3

invisibilialogo_120x119The Power of Categories: Alix and Lulu examine how categories define us — how, if given a chance, humans will jump into one category or another. People need them, want them. This show looks at what categories provide for us.

April 26

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April 19

BURN_avatar_01a_800This episode titled “The Adaptors”  chronicles how people are adapting to climate change: from the farmers and coastal-dwellers finding new ways to work, to the scientists thinking outside the box, to corporate leaders bringing new technologies to market, to the garage tinkerers and DIY inventors dreaming up the next big thing in green living. We want to introduce you to them, one story at a time.

April 12

whylifeOn this episode of Why?, host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “Cuisine and Empire: What does food tell us about culture?” with his guest Rachel Laudan.

April 5

invisibilialogo_120x119Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior. In this episode, titled “Entanglement,” you’ll meet a woman with Mirror Touch Synesthesia who can physically feel what she sees others feeling. And an exploration of the ways in which all of us are connected—more literally than you might realize.

March 29

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In our globalized world, it only takes a click to buy something from China and have it delivered right to your doorstep. In this episode of State of the Re:Union, we’ll step on board some of these ships and meet the sailors who work there. What’s it like to live for months at sea, isolated, with only your co-workers?

March 22

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Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio that showcases investigative stories, deep journalism with meaningful impact, and behind-the-scenes stories—told compellingly—and brought to you by The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.

March 8

whylifeOn this episode of Why?, host Jack Russell Weinstein discusses “The Internet and the Rise of Mass Writing” with his guest Deborah Brandt, professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, whose research focuses on the social contexts of mass literacy.

March 1

1524872_293390990834483_7949472946811048709_nThis special report is a compilation of the best pieces from Stand Up ND, a multimedia project from Prairie Public that showcases what educators and students are doing to create positive, caring environments in our schools. The special report will have commentary by producer Meg Luther Lindholm.

February 22

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In this episode, we track down secrets one powerful religious hierarchy was keeping under wraps; troops open up to Reveal about their experiences with torture and whether officers are being held accountable; and high-speed broadband is like electricity for the 21st century. Reveal examines why so many cities are left with poor service.

February 15

Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior—things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently.  This episode, What would happen if you could disappear fear? We’ll hear about the striking (and rare) case of a woman with no fear. The second half of the show explores how the rest of us might “turn off” fear.

February 8

In this episode of Why?, Jack Russell Weinstein (UND Philosophy Department) talks to Nel Noddings.  Do we continue to teach a specialized and standardized program or can we find a more integrated way to teach students about home and family, their future occupation, and civic life? We’ll discuss the future of education and what High Schools can do to education the whole person. Nel Noddings is Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, at Stanford University.

February 1

During a month selected to celebrate “history,” we certainly are treated to a lot of the same familiar stories: the battles won for Civil Rights, the glory of Martin Luther King Jr.’s words, the hardships endured by slaves. And as important as those narratives are for us to collectively remember, many others get lost in trumpeting the same heroic tales. In this hour, State of the Re:Union zeroes in some of those alternate narratives, ones edited out of the mainstream imagining of Black History, deconstructing the popular perception of certain celebrated moments.

January 25

Invisibilia is about the unseen forces that control human behavior—things like ideas, beliefs, assumptions, and thoughts. Co-hosted by Lulu Miller and Alix Spiegel, who helped create Radiolab and This American Life, Invisibilia interweaves narrative storytelling and fascinating new psychological and brain science, in a way that ultimately makes you see your own life differently. The Secret History of Thoughts ponders the question, “Are my thoughts related to my inner wishes, do they reveal who I really am?” The answer can have profound consequences for your life.

January 18

Intelligence Squared U.S. is debating the controversial than the Common Core State Standards—national academic standards in English and math. They were developed, in part, to address concerns that American students were falling behind their foreign counterparts and graduating high school without the necessary skills for college and the workforce. But is this the reform we’ve been looking for? Or will the Common Core raise the bar and improve the quality of our children’s education?.

January 11

In this episode of Why?, Jack Russell Weinstein (UND Philosophy Department) talks to Robert Paul Wolff, who is well known for his criticism of liberalism. Jack calls this month’s interview “Why Not Communism?”

January 4

 

SOTRU Travelogue Vol. 1, collection of stories and reflections from the road.  The State of the Re:Union team reflects on the show, some of their favorite stories mixed with unheard interviews and a story about a road-trip that  that completely shifted host Al Letson’s life.

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