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 The Challenge of Speech

The Open Mind

The Challenge of Speech

Suzanne Nossel and Trevor Timm talk about a free press and free expression.

28:09

The Challenge of Speech

28:09

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The Open Mind

A Post-Factual Democracy?

Bill Adair of Duke U. and Politifact on whether truth is informing public discourse.

27:11

A Post-Factual Democracy?

27:11

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The Open Mind

Death by Algorithm

Cathy O’Neil on her new book Weapons of Math Destruction.

28:25

Death by Algorithm

28:25

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The Open Mind

Cannibals of News

Emily Bell and Jay Rosen talk about social media’s influence.

28:23

Cannibals of News

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