The Open Mind

First broadcast in May, 1956 and now hosted by Alexander Heffner, The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas. Designed to elicit insights into contemporary areas of national concern, Open Mind explores challenges of the digital age, American politics and other emerging issues. These conversations are a primary resource available to students, teachers, researchers, archivists, librarians, historians, journalists and all who are interested in history, biography, media, communications, news, and public affairs.

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The Open Mind

Recipe for Resilience

Rockefeller Foundation's Claudia Juech talks about the meaning of well-being in a global s

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The Open Mind

Debating 2016

Co-Chairs of The Commission on Presidential Debates talk about the general election debate

27:41

The Open Mind

Moonshot to Cure Cancer

Weill Cornell Medical Dean Laurie Glimcher on scientific discoveries combating cancer.

28:28

The Open Mind

Information Champion

Ernest Wilson, Dean of the Annenberg School, on how to rejuvenate public broadcasting.

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