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October Programs

October 29, 2016

Intelligence Squared U.S. 
Are the Elites to Blame for the Trump Phenomenon?


The elites of both parties have expressed contempt for Donald Trump, and Trump has succeeded in part by channeling his voters’ contempt for the elites. Does support for Trump reflect an uninformed populism and misplaced anger by a large swath of the American electorate? Or have the elites failed to empathize with their struggles, and failed to craft effective policies to help them cope? The debaters are Timothy Carney, Jennifer Rubin, Ben Domenech, and Bret Stephens. 


October 22, 2016

On Being: The Danforth Dialogues with David Brooks and E.J. Dionne,
part of On Being's Civil Conversations Project

This is a strange, tumultuous political moment. With columnists David Brooks and E.J. Dionne, we step back from the immediate political gamesmanship. We take public theology as a lens on the challenge and promise we will all be living as citizens, whoever our next president might be. This public conversation was convened by the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Graham Chapel at Washington University in St. Louis, the day before the second presidential debate on that campus.

October 15, 2016

The Best Medicine for Breast Cancer with Dr. Ken Miller

Every year, 230,000 women are told they have breast cancer and 40,000 will die.  In this hour-long look at this disease, Oncologist Ken Miller explores its treatment, it's history as a public policy issue, and it's direct impact on women. 

October 8, 2016

Political Junkie Special - Great Moments in Presidential Debates
Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin for a review of many great moments from the history of televised presidential debates, with commentary from several journalists and historians on how those moments may have helped pave the way for the winner to reach the White House.

October 1, 2016

America Abroad
US Foreign Policy & the Next President: Through the Eyes of the World

As Americans head to the polls next month, America Abroad teams up with The Takeaway for an in depth look at the foreign policy stances of both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.   This global town hall discussion involves a panel discussion in front of a live audience in New York with guests weighing in from Berlin and Cairo.


Brian is a Spokane native who has been interested in sound technology ever since playing with a reel-to-reel deck as a kid. He learned radio broadcasting on KSFC, before it was part of Spokane Public Radio but still was part of the broadcasting program at Spokane Falls Community College. Brian also studied radio at Clatsop Community College in Astoria, Oregon, where he featured new age and fusion jazz on his own show. He admits that at heart he is a news junkie, which fits in well with his work Saturday mornings as regional host for NPR's Morning Edition.
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