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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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Intelligence Squared U.S. is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan, each episode brings together world thinkers, policy makers and journalists, two on two, arguing the pros and cons of cultural, domestic and foreign policy issues. Listeners weigh in and vote for a winning team. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs. One-hour programs, monthly. 

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Caption: Should College Athletes Be Paid? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
College sports is a big-money business, with football and basketball programs generating millions of dollars in revenue every year. While coaches a...

Bought by Prairie Public and KFCF FM


  • Added: Nov 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Is Western Democracy in Danger? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do populist and nationalist uprisings signal Western democracy’s certain decline? Or can recent events be seen as part of a healthy and regenerativ...

Bought by KCPW and WGCU


  • Added: Oct 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Is the U.S. Healthcare System Terminally Broken?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Criticized by patients, providers, and politicians alike, the United States healthcare system is hardly a crowd-pleaser. Is the most expensive heal...

Bought by WGCU and Prairie Public


  • Added: Oct 03, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Against the backdrop of North Korea's nuclear advances and escalating regional tensions, we ask: How should the U.S. respond to its most urgent nat...

Bought by KCPW and WGCU


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Your Private Data: Can Tech Companies Keep it from the Law? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Do you have a secret that no one else knows? Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes. But should that promise yield to law ...

Bought by WGCU, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, and KCPW


  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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As video games gain prominence, some game creators are turning to global issues, such as poverty alleviation, international diplomacy, and combatin...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Boise State Public Radio, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Walmart has long been a target for critics of corporate expansion. They say that the big-box retailer pushes out locally-owned businesses and mistr...

Bought by KCPW and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Imagine getting a check from the government every month. $600 guaranteed. It’s happening in Finland, where a pilot program is being launched to tes...

Bought by KCPW, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and WCPN


  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, e...

Bought by KCPW, WOSU, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Since 1945, the U.S. and Saudi Arabia have maintained a close relationship, with oil and military and intelligence cooperation at its foundation. B...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Feb 15, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Donald Trump’s opponents argue that his unpredictable, autocratic style is a threat to both democratic ideals at home, and stability abroad. But ot...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WSKG, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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In 2014, the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, set off a wave of protests and sparked a movement targeting racial disparities in cri...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
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Almost everyone can think of something they would like to change in the U.S. Constitution. Some would like to update it to fit new technologies and...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio and WQCS


  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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For many, Obama’s presidency will be defined by its accomplishments. Taking out Osama bin Laden, disengaging from fights in the Middle East that Am...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WOSU, and WQCS


  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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It is alleged that the practice of gerrymandering—dividing election districts into units to favor a particular group—subverts democracy by making c...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WSKG, WOSU, and KCPW


  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States, and the question of what to do with them has sparked years of fierc...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WSKG, KCPW, WOSU, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Caption: BigPharma Debate, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Health care costs in the U.S. are some 18 percent of GNP, nearly double what other rich countries spend. We read of drug therapies that cost $100,0...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WSKG, WQCS, WMUU-LP, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Oct 18, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: DEBATE: Are the elites to blame for the Trump phenomenon?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
The elites of both parties have expressed contempt for Donald Trump, and Trump has succeeded in part by channeling his voters’ contempt for the eli...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, KUNM, WMUU-LP, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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Reducing carbon emissions is clearly good for the environment but often imposes substantial costs. The costs are most obvious when coal companies g...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KSUT, KCPW, WMUU-LP, and WSKG


  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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The Constitution provides that "All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States," and it goes on to grant ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WSKG, KCPW, Louisville Public Media, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6