February Programs

Feb 2, 2018

February 24, 2018

Truth, Politics and Power: Gun Rights and Gun Control

As the mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, reignites the debate on guns, we've updated our “Gun Rights and Gun Control” episode of Truth Politics and Power.  The program was produced after a gunman murdered dozens in Las Vegas last fall.  Host Neal Conan delves into the history of the debate between gun rights and gun control with UCLA constitutional law specialist Adam Winkler, author of “Gun Fight: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America.”  The Founding Fathers required every adult white male to own a musket, and bring it to musters where it was inspected and registered.  On the next Truth Politics and Power, how a duty for community self defense evolved into an individual right to bear arms and how the laws changed with both weapons technology and the rise of the National Rifle Association.  Plus a conversation on restrictions on research into guns and gun deaths.

February 17, 2018

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Have Dating Apps Killed Romance?

Every day millions of people turn to dating apps to find love. More than 49 million Americans have given digital dating a try, and the companies facilitating these matches are raking in billions. But are dating apps really designed to promote long-lasting romance? Some argue that dating apps ultimately create a culture that prioritizes sex over committed and lasting love. After all, why settle on one match when there may be someone better just a swipe away? The debaters are Eric Klinenberg, Helen Fisher, Manoush Zomorodi, and Tom Jacques, with special guest, Daniel Jones.

February 10, 2018

Climate One: EPA Then and Now

It was in 1970, under a Republican president, that the Environmental Protection Agency was founded. While the Agency enjoyed tremendous bipartisan support for decades, the last 9 years have seen a decline in support from Republicans in Congress. Recently, former EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, explained that she is not worried about protections being rolled back—she thinks they will withstand the assault—but rather about the budget cuts because, “They’re targeting our scientists, and EPA is a science agency that’s what we do for a living...and I think that's a serious threat.”

February 3, 2018

The Pulse: Making Cities Work

By 2030 about 60 percent of people will live in urban centers. We flock to cities for their energy and opportunity, but that bustle can take a toll on our health. City dwellers often deal with more pollution, noise, crime and social isolation. And those uniquely urban problems mess with our ability to breathe, sleep and relax. On this episode of The Pulse — ways to make modern cities work for people. And, don’t miss our story on the surprising ways animals make cities work for them.