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

A Politics in Crisis

Host of MSNBC’s The Last Word, Lawrence O’Donnell on the condition of American politics.

28:46

A Politics in Crisis

28:46

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The Open Mind

Rust Belt Populism

John Fetterman, Mayor of Braddock, PA, discusses authentic solutions to serve the public.

28:27

Rust Belt Populism

28:27

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The Open Mind

Twitter and Tear Gas

Zeynep Tufekci on “Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest.”

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Twitter and Tear Gas

28:36

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The Open Mind

United to Protect Democracy

Ian Bassin of United to Protect Democracy on holding the Executive Branch accountable.

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United to Protect Democracy

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