May 26, 2018
The Pulse: The Difference a Gun Makes
A gun can change a moment, a life, a family, an entire neighborhood. Like a catalyst in a chemical reaction, guns have a unique ability to transform the calculus of a situation. A gun can make you feel safe. Sometimes it’s symbol of cultural identity. It also has the power to destroy. On this episode of The Pulse, a look at the difference a gun makes. We find out what a smart gun is — and why some people hate it. We meet an emergency doctor who says it’s time for her colleagues to get more comfortable with guns. We learn about Trigger Warning, an LGBTQ gun club founded by a former pacifist. And we hear the ways a gun changes a life — from a young man shot on the streets of Philadelphia, to a domestic violence survivor escaping her abuser.
May 19, 2018
Intelligence Squared U.S.
Should Net Neutrality Be Saved?
What if a single policy could impact American democracy, culture, and competitiveness? The Federal Communications Commission’s decision to end net neutrality regulations has fueled a national debate about the future of the internet. Adopted in 2015, net neutrality promised to preserve the democratic spirit of the web by ensuring that all data would be treated equally, regardless of where it originated. Net neutrality opponents consider these regulations dangerous governmental overreach. The debaters are Mitchell Baker, Nick Gillespie, Tom Wheeler, and Michael Katz.
May 12, 2018
2018 Re:sound Specials from the Third Coast Audio Festival
The Mothers Show - This hour, Mothers in all their beautiful, complicated glory.
May 5, 2018
Climate One: The Population Bomb, 50 Years Later
A Conversation with Paul Ehrlich
In 1968, the best-seller “The Population Bomb” (written by Paul and Anne Ehrlich, but credited solely to Paul) warned of the perils of overpopulation: mass starvation, societal upheaval, environmental deterioration. The book was criticized at the time for painting an overly dark picture of the future. But while not all of the Ehrlich’s dire predictions have come to pass, the world’s population has doubled since then, to over seven billion, straining the planet’s resources and heating up our climate. Can the earth continue to support an ever-increasing number of humans? On its 50th anniversary, we revisit “The Population Bomb” with Paul Ehrlich.