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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Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Awakening the Rustbelt

The Open Mind

Awakening the Rustbelt

W.K. Kellogg Community Philanthropy Chair Jason Franklin on how to reverse inequality.

27:52

Awakening the Rustbelt

27:52

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The Open Mind

A Peaceful Worldly Islam

Ambassador of the UAE to Russia Omar Saif Ghobash on his book "Letters to a Young Muslim"

28:33

A Peaceful Worldly Islam

28:33

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The Open Mind

Constitutionalism vs. Trumpism

Former presidential candidate Evan McMullin talks about his conservative manifesto.

28:33

Constitutionalism vs. Trumpism

28:33

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The Open Mind

Encryption and Liberty

Cindy Cohn of the Electronic Frontier Foundation on safeguarding rights in a digital world

28:12

Encryption and Liberty

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