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Open Source with Christopher Lydon

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An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon.

An American conversation with global attitude - on the arts, humanities, and global affairs, hosted by Christopher Lydon

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198 Pieces

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The Democrats’ revolt against President Obama’s Trans Pacific Partnership has everything to do with the “giant sucking sound” of job loss echoing o...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: May 19, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle is sweeping the world in six volumes and 3,600 pages. It’s the novelized memory of a mostly ordinary Scandinavian...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: May 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Seymour Hersh, Noam Chomsky, and Christian Appy on the legacy of Vietnam.

Bought by KPIP-LP and KZYX


  • Added: May 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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The People’s Republic has arrived and is applying for co-trusteeship of the globe. We got a good look at the co-trustee, China’s enigmatic presiden...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KZYX


  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Our guest David Blight reminds us that Americans are re-fighting the Civil War 150 years after it ended. Historians, he said, “buried the questions...

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  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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From the great Bach’s hand, two masterpieces of church theater survive. Both tell the trial and crucifixion of Jesus, one from the gospel of Matthe...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WABE, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 06, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 3
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We're asking the $64,000 question: can we build a more crash-proof, less leveraged, more equitable financial system? Our guest Jeremy Allaire would...

Bought by KPIP-LP and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 31, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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As a scholar and a father, Harvard sociologist Orlando Patterson has spent his career puzzling over the “immutable force” in American race relation...

Bought by WUFT and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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We’re revisiting the Attica prison revolt in 1971. It began as a civil rights protest and ended in a massacre when Governor Nelson Rockefeller orde...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KZYX


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Next Wednesday the White House is convening a summit on ‘countering violent extremism.’ The details are sketchy — a press release announces that th...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we’re taking the measure of the mystery known as LBJ at the Selma moment: not the cinema bully caught dragging his heels in movie theater...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM and KZYX


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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We’re continuing our “money machine” series on the cost of carbon capitalism. Gas gets cheaper, the weather gets warmer, and for our guests the env...

Bought by KMXT, KZYX, and WRPI


  • Added: Jan 31, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 3
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On this Kickstarter-launch week we’re diagnosing America’s healthcare woes with the meta-journalist and heart patient, Steve Brill.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
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The story of the massacre at Charlie Hebdo has gone everywhere in the past week: into meditations on free speech and blasphemy, into declarations o...

Bought by KZYX and KWIT


  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Starting last month, the American freeze-out of Communist Cuba, which long outlasted the Cold War, began to come to an end. It may have been a smal...

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  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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"As volcanic was the man’s painful life and descent into deafness, so his musical production was miraculously steady, virtually flawless, endlessly...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WCAI / WNAN, and WABE


  • Added: Dec 26, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 3
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The protests chanting “Black Lives Matter” and “I Can’t Breathe” in the wake of the police killings in Missouri, New York, and elsewhere, will draw...

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The protests carry on and for now, as the protestors say, Ferguson is everywhere — not just in the news, but in our institutions, our interactions,...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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The Boston Symphony’s new maestro Andris Nelsons is a boisterous young athlete in an old man’s job – one of the rising 30-somethings in front of th...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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The news from the big-money midterm is: meh! Democrats are out, the Republicans are in, and the country’s feeling bluer than ever. Six years after...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:37