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Cambridge, MA

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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

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English

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(617) 353-0692


Episodes

The Split Screen View in Jerusalem and Gaza

5/17/2018
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One split screen wasn’t really enough for the asymmetries we’re looking at now, but there it was: Ivanka unveiling the Trump embassy plaque in Jerusalem, and 40 miles away, the massacre at Gaza, Israeli soldiers ... The post The Split Screen View in Jerusalem and Gaza appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:30

Trump Goes Rogue In Iran

5/10/2018
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Dropping out of the Iran nuclear deal has the feel of dropping into the John Bolton phase of the Trump era. Trump in Full. Trump Extra. The theme is No More Mr. Nice Guy, or ... The post Trump Goes Rogue In Iran appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:02:29

Lisa Halliday’s ‘Asymmetry’

5/8/2018
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The writer Zadie Smith first clued us into the work of debut novelist Lisa Halliday, who spoke with us recently about her fantastic new book, and which we present here as a special podcast. Here’s ... The post Lisa Halliday’s ‘Asymmetry’ appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:29:54

Marx at 200

5/3/2018
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A specter is haunting human affairs these days: it’s the thought that Karl Marx (on his 200th birthday this week) may have been more right than wrong about rich-get-richer bourgeois economics. He may have been ... The post Marx at 200 appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:30

The Secret Life of Trees

4/26/2018
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Henry David Thoreau founded our literature of trees, glorying in the Eastern White Pine as the “emblem of my life,” to stand for “the West, the wild.” His friend Emerson, one step closer, felt an ... The post The Secret Life of Trees appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:02:30

The Trump Doctrine in the Middle East

4/19/2018
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What President Trump said he wanted was to get US firepower out of Syria. “Let the other people take care of it now,” in his words. What he settled for with his own generals was ... The post The Trump Doctrine in the Middle East appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:48:05

Barbara Ehrenreich on the Cult of Wellness

4/17/2018
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This is an unlocked, bonus segment of Open Source. You can hear weekly conversations and extended interviews like this one by subscribing and supporting our work on Patreon. In her new book, Natural Causes: An ... The post Barbara Ehrenreich on the Cult of Wellness appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:22:35

Facebook & the Reign of Surveillance Capitalism

4/12/2018
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Three questions they didn’t get Mark Zuckerberg to consider. For openers: that leak of 87 million identities to Cambridge Analytica: was it a bug in the system, or a feature of it? Facebook’s core business ... The post Facebook & the Reign of Surveillance Capitalism appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:01:42

The Teachers’ Revolt

4/5/2018
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There’s a quick, strange turn in our weather and it’s not just springtime. Public school classrooms, oddly enough, are the source of the storm winds: first the take-charge teenagers of the Parkland generation, ready to ... The post The Teachers’ Revolt appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:39

Van Morrison’s Cosmic Accident

3/29/2018
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In the annals of rock music albums, Van Morrison’s Astral Weeks is one of a kind. In an earthy medium, it’s a masterpiece of abstraction. Indecipherable. Irresistible. Influential. Accidental, it seemed, from the first licks ... The post Van Morrison’s Cosmic Accident appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:35

Reviving the King

3/15/2018
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Martin Luther King Jr. comes to seem larger in his absence these last 50 years, himself a cosmos, in Walt Whitman speak, containing multitudes—and not contradictions so much as multiples. He was a midnight-oil Ph.D. ... The post Reviving the King appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:53

Books Not Bars

3/8/2018
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The case for prison education is alive again, in the land of mass incarceration, the case for reimagining prisons as colleges and universities of life. Malcolm X in his Autobiography gave the classic example: when ... The post Books Not Bars appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:03:07

The World of Wakanda

3/1/2018
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Black Panther, the movie, is heading toward $1-billion at the box office on just its third weekend. Already it seems that commercial success is likely not what Black Panther will be remembered for. It is ... The post The World of Wakanda appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:49:30

Call Me André Aciman

2/22/2018
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“Call me by your name,” the lovers say, “and I’ll call you by mine.” In the movie running strong for Oscar honors, the breathless word play is all about self-discovery in mad love for the ... The post Call Me André Aciman appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:05:03

The Struggle for Syria’s Future

2/15/2018
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The Syrian war is not over, meaning the war of the Assad regime to crush large swaths of its population. Syria, the proxy war of great powers and close neighbors, may in fact be getting ... The post The Struggle for Syria’s Future appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:01:17

The State of Disunion

2/1/2018
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Despite what the president might say—the state of the union is: “divided,” “mixed,” “fractured,” and maybe “headed towards oblivion.” These were some of the reports we heard from the citizens of Greater Boston this week, ... The post The State of Disunion appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:03:37

The Fog of Vietnam

1/25/2018
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We’re beginning our series of 50th anniversary programs this week with one of the great shocks of 1968: the Tet Offensive. When the Vietnamese insurrection broke all over the map in late January, the CBS ... The post The Fog of Vietnam appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:50:33

Gimme Shelter

1/18/2018
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In cities across the country, working and middle-class Americans are struggling to keep their homes, pay their rent, and fight off eviction and foreclosure. Somerville, Massachusetts has an acute case of a national dilemma—call it ... The post Gimme Shelter appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:01:59

An Inconsistent Truth

1/11/2018
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The election of Donald Trump supposedly ushered in a new era of “fake news” and “post-truth” politics. Democracy would die in darkness, we were told, unless we renewed our subscriptions to the traditional organs of ... The post An Inconsistent Truth appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:01:04:20

Mark Blyth’s State of the Union

1/4/2018
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The people’s economist Mark Blyth is a perpetual fan favorite for Open Source listeners. The Brown University professor, who never left behind his working-class Scottish roots, brings a vernacular wisdom and wit to his deep ... The post Mark Blyth’s State of the Union appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:45:51

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