IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices

Series produced by Guy Rathbun

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This weekly show is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

This series has been broadcast on public radio, and podcast on National Public Radio for the past 10 years, and has included such luminaries as Robert Reich, Chris Hedges, Michael K. Hudson, Vincent Buligosi, Richard Heinberg, and many more.


323 Pieces

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Caption: Kurt Eichenwald
In his newest book, bestseller author Kurt Eichenwald chronicles the fast paced decisions, deceptions and delusions following the 9/11 attacks.

  • Added: Sep 18, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: National Fair Housing Alliance
Successful homeownership is a fundamental part of the American dream. Rebuilding that dream is in our national interest, and crucial to our economi...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Department of Education logo
American and South Africa’s schools are similar. Both have fallen short of producing an educational system consistent with its national goals of e...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 14:46
Caption: Golden Holocaust cover, Credit: jacket design by Jackie Drooker
The CIGARETTE is the deadliest artifact in the history of human civilization. Few discoveries have been so consequential. So begins the work by his...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
Caption: Shareholder Value Myth, Credit: Berrett-Koeler Publishers
The mantra is that corporations are required to maximize shareholder value. That’s a complete falsehood according to corporate and business law pr...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: Janisse Ray
Across the country, a renaissance of local food, local farming and place based culinary traditions is taking hold. Yet, something small, critically...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: jacket Cover, Credit: design by Kirk DouPonce
Hugh Sinclair traveled to several continents while working for numerous banks, agencies and institutions, and saw microfinance from the ground up. ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Dennis Marker
America’s middle class is in dramatic decline. But, what caused the downfall?

  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:54
Caption: Philip Warburg
In his book, Harvest the Wind: America’s Journey to Jobs, Energy Independence, and Climate Stability, Philip Warburg takes us behind the scenes of ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 28:48
Caption: You
Ask anyone. American's are divided along political lines. They've been that way for so long they've nearly forgotten how to listen carefully and di...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: Matti Friedman
In an age when physical books matter less and less, here is a THRILLING story about a book that meant everything. A thousand years ago the most per...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: New Society Publishers jacket, Credit: cover design by Diane McIntosh
Whatever your spiritual path, chances are that the primary tenets of your faith include universal love, acceptance and compassion. Yet three thousa...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2012
  • Length: 28:55
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Who were the mysterious Maya? Their predecessors were nomadic hunters. They followed game animals across the Bering Land Bridge, and populated the ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 27:00
Caption: Dr. Ross Koppell
Mention healthcare, and most folks think insurance. But, one of the lesser known crises is patient safety. On average, each hospital patient has on...

  • Added: Jun 12, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: Mohandas Gandhi, Credit: Orbis Book cover Roberta Savage
The Father of India was dead. Killed by a man he’d known for years. The year was 1948, the dawn of India’s independence from Great Britain. In his...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2012
  • Length: 28:52
Caption: Health Care for America Now logo
What are your feelings about the Affordable Health Care Act? “Obamacare” as it’s become known. Few issues are receiving more attention today than...

  • Added: May 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Arizona State Flag
What are your thoughts about immigration? After listening to this interview, leave me a comment. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in State of...

  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Mathew Barrett Gross
In the past dozen years, from Y2K to 2012, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 perce...

  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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While teaching at an all-black middle school in Atlanta, Associate Professor of Education Meira Levinson realized that her students’ were gong to h...

  • Added: May 08, 2012
  • Length: 27:51
Caption: David Healy
Pharmaceutical companies, according to Dr. David Healy, have hijacked healthcare in America, and the results are life threatening. Healy looks at t...

  • Added: May 01, 2012
  • Length: 29:00