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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Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Tolerating Intolerance

The Open Mind

Tolerating Intolerance

Teresa Bejan of Oxford, on “Mere Civility: Disagreement and the Limits of Toleration.”

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Tolerating Intolerance

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Video thumbnail: The Open Mind The Story of Science

The Open Mind

The Story of Science

Doron Weber of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation on human understanding, science and the arts

28:25

The Story of Science

28:25

Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Taxation With Patriotism

The Open Mind

Taxation With Patriotism

Vanessa Williamson on her new book “Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes.”

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Taxation With Patriotism

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Video thumbnail: The Open Mind Literacy and Fake News

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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