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

The Climate...In Your Backyard

James Hansen of Columbia University on preserving the planet for the next generation.

28:37

The Climate...In Your Backyard

28:37

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The Open Mind

A Disease of Free Will

Dr. Nora Volkow, talks about the science of opioid addiction and treatment.

28:36

A Disease of Free Will

28:36

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The Open Mind

The Internet as Art

Author Virginia Heffernan talks about her new book Magic & Loss

28:06

The Internet as Art

28:06

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The Open Mind

Gerardo Ceballos

Mexican conservationist Gerardo Ceballos talks about the dramatic decay of biodiversity.

28:17

Gerardo Ceballos

28:17

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