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,

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The Open Mind

Literacy and Fake News

Wikimedia Foundation’s Katherine Maher on preserving truth in a post-factual democracy

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Literacy and Fake News

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The Open Mind

The Audacity of News

HBO VICE correspondent Isobel Yeung on reporting from the frontlines of Syria and Sudan.

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The Audacity of News

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The Open Mind

Dreams of the Heartland

Mayor Peter Buttigieg of South Bend, Indiana on democratic values of the American Midwest

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Dreams of the Heartland

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The Open Mind

Intelligence of Imagination

Author Hesh Kestin on U.S.-Israel relations; moving from foreign correspondent to novelist

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Intelligence of Imagination

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