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***NOTE WE ARE ON VACATION FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS. NEW CONTENT FRIDAY, JAN. 6***

An American conversation with global attitude — on the arts, humanities, and global affairs — with your host, Christopher Lydon.

Consider adding us to your weekly schedule; we post regular broadcast hours for public radio Friday afternoons.

For shorter stand-alone radio stories and podcasts: check out our series "Open Source Shorts."

Full-length conversations are also available via podcast or at radioopensource.org

Ask us to make your station a custom promo! Contact us at info@radioopensource.org.

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100 days of Donald Trump in the White House, 100 days of Democrats in the wilderness, 100 dumbfounded days of dismay at the New York Times, 100 day...

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Robert Lowell was the last of his kind: a New England aristocrat of Olympian thunder and civic weight, dead-set from boyhood on artistic greatness,...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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With Barack out of the White House, Obamacare now looks something like a 7-year-old orphan: the unwanted child of yesterday’s Washington; a needy p...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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This week on Open Source, Christopher Lydon and others ask: Is American history a cyclical thing; a series of concentric circles endlessly repeating?

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  • Added: Apr 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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For many Americans, Russia once more is the name of the riddle: a mystery wrapped in an enigma that may or may not be deciphered in an FBI investig...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Christopher Lydon interviews professors Roberto Unger and Cornel West regarding the current American condition on this episode of Open Source.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Christopher Lydon interviews a cast of public thinkers on their definition of a world commonly used on Open Source: neoliberalism.

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  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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It wasn’t a war of ideas that produced Donald Trump, but his election surprise has produced a war of ideas to define Trumpism.

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Immigration under the new "ICE age."

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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His words have become rallying cries for a rising generation.

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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The darkest truth about the squalling Trump administration is that nobody knows what’s happening.

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  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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The battle over the travel ban echoes our history from the founding.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Two political players from outside Establishment lines help us watch the game unfolding so far in the Trump White House.

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  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Millions of people have demonstrated outlines of a global, feminist, anti-racist, anti-Trump resistance.

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  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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Re-reading Obama with Marilynne Robinson and David Bromwich.

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  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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The parallels between Donald Trump and former Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi are as striking as they are frightening.

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  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:30
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In transition time, pre-inauguration, was there ever a clearer cue for Gospel music?

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  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
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How will American democracy survive the election of Donald Trump?

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  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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Bob Dylan has been singing more than 50 years. But have you ever really stopped to listen to the words?

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
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We're searching for The Donald Doctrine.

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  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
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