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Classical 89 is pleased to bring you thoughtful, educated voices in our radio interview program Thinking Aloud. As a service to the community at large, we offer regular interviews with scholars, students, and campus guests, on a broad range of topics.

Classical 89 is pleased to bring you thoughtful, educated voices in our radio interview program Thinking Aloud. As a service to the community at large, we offer regular interviews with scholars, students, and campus guests, on a broad range of topics.
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Provo, UT

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Classical 89 is pleased to bring you thoughtful, educated voices in our radio interview program Thinking Aloud. As a service to the community at large, we offer regular interviews with scholars, students, and campus guests, on a broad range of topics.

Language:

English

Contact:

BYU Broadcasting Brigham Young University Provo, UT 84602 800-298-5298


Episodes

Trebbe Johnson: Encountering the Environment

4/23/2018
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Trebbe Johnson, writer and founder of Radical Joy for Hard Times, discusses our fractured relationship with the environment and how to find joy and connection in damaged places.

Duration:00:28:00

Aubrey Streit Krug: Grounded

4/20/2018
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Aubrey Streit Krug from The Land Institute in Salina, Kansas talks about the ground—soil, plants, roots—and the practical and metaphorical dimensions of its role in preserving a human future.

Duration:00:28:49

Kieran Setiya: Philosophy for Midlife

4/19/2018
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MIT philosophy professor Kieran Setiya, author of "Midlife: A Philosophical Guide," shares his wisdom for dealing with the questions that surround a midlife crisis.

Duration:00:28:58

Nathan Devir: Emerging Jewish Communities Around the World

4/16/2018
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Marcus Smith visits with an expert in Judaism about new Jewish communities sprouting up around the world in places like Cameroon, Ghana and India.

Duration:00:28:53

Henrik Syse: Finding Connection through Memory

4/12/2018
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Philosopher Henrik Syse shares his thoughts about using the memory of trauma to form universal connections rather than fuel conflict.

Duration:00:28:30

Brent Rogers: Unpopular Sovereignty and the Utah War

4/11/2018
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Historian Brent Rogers discusses the controversial federal management of the Utah Territory in the 18th century and how it relates current controversies about national sovereignty and jurisdiction.

Duration:00:28:46

Daniel Stone: David Fairchild, the Globetrotting Botanist (rebroadcast)

4/9/2018
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We have dozens of fruits and grains and vegetables available to us every day, but have you ever thought about where it's come from? No, I'm not talking about if your avocado came from a local or Californian farmer, I mean have you thought about where avocados *really* come from. For Americans to enjoy avocados today means that at some point in history and American had to hike down to Peru and decide to bring avocados back to the states. We're joined by author Daniel Stone to talk about...

Duration:00:28:30

Sam Rosenfeld: How Our Political Parties Became So Polarized (rebroadcast)

4/5/2018
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Marcus Smith speaks with a political scientist who explains the deliberate polarization of the political parties. —Original Airdate: 2/9/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:29:01

George Yancy: The Reality of Racism in America

4/4/2018
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Philosopher George Yancy shares his experience dealing with the backlash that followed the publication of his 2015 New York Times article "Dear White America." He chronicles his experiences and discusses the ongoing problem of racism in his book "Backlash: What Happens When We Talk Honestly About Racism in America."

Duration:00:28:44

Jeanne Theoharis: The Misuses of Civil Rights History

4/2/2018
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Political science professor Jeanne Theoharis, author of "A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History," joins the show to look at the ways we often misrepresent civil rights history and discusses how those misconceptions affect our present.

Duration:00:28:19

Kori Schake: The Transition from British to American Hegemony (rebroadcast)

3/30/2018
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Kori Schake discusses why the transition from British toAmerican hegemony was so peaceful, and why we probably can't expect thenext transition to follow that example. —Original Airdate: 2/22/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:36

Nancy Wallace: Ocean Garbage--How Plastic Junk is Filling and Killing Our Seas (rebroadcast)

3/26/2018
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Tonight on Thinking Aloud we have an interview about marine debris, otherwise called ocean garbage, otherwise called the watery graveyard for plastic. Whether you know it or not, human debris is accumulating scarily fast in all the world's oceans. Because it degrades on the scale of millenia, most of that junk is leftover plastic. The most famous example of this is The Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a huge gathering of non-oceanic stuff that is the size of the continental U.S. It is a very...

Duration:00:28:56

Secret Lives of Color: The Histories of Hues (rebroadcast)

3/23/2018
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We rarely think about how every man-made objects, from our cars to our phones to our clothing, is colored with a pigment that had to be invented or manipulated by someone at some point. Color is made. We’re joined by Kassia St Clair, author of "The Secret Lives of Color." St Clair’s surveys 75 shades that range all over the color wheel, unlocking their unique histories and stories. —Original Airdate: 2/16/2018 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:31

Joel Best: The Rhetoric of Social Problems

3/21/2018
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Sociologist Joel Best discusses his new book, "American Nightmares: Social Problems in an Anxious World" and examines how social problems are constructed and recreated throughout history.

Duration:00:27:01

Malcolm Evans on Torture Prevention (rebroadcast)

3/19/2018
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Malcolm Evans, chair of the United Nations Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Law in the University of Bristol, joins the show to discuss torture prevention and the promotion of religious freedom.nbsp; —Original Airdate: 10/30/2013 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:29:09

Zach Weinersmith: Emerging Technologies That Could Change Everything (rebroadcast)

3/16/2018
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You may have heard about or watched the recent launch of the new Elon Musk rocket, a launch that is continuing the forward progress of advancing technology in areas we could hardly have imagined even two hundred years ago. We're joined by Zach Weinersmith, co-author of "Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve or Ruin Everything," we'll be talking about some other technologies like Musk's space programs that could be changing our future for the better, the worse, or perhaps...

Duration:00:28:21

Kristin Matthews: The Role of Reading in Times of Crisis (rebroadcast)

3/14/2018
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Kristin Matthews, an English professor at BYU, joins the show to discuss the frenzied culture of reading during the Cold War and other times of national uncertainty. —Original Airdate: 11/3/2017 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:30

Kory Stamper: The Secret Life of Lexicographers (rebroadcast)

3/12/2018
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Kory Stamper, a lexicographer and editor with Merriam-Webster dictionaries, gives us a behind-the-scenes look into what it's like to be the person writing definitions for words like God, fact, and on fleek. —Original Airdate: 8/16/2017 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:35

Wendy Rouse: Her Own Hero—Tracing the Origins of Women's Self Defense (rebroadcast)

3/8/2018
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Wendy Rouse, author of Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self-Defense Movement, joins us to talk about how women during the Progressive Era took it upon themselves to become their own protectors and fight against gendered notions of inherent feminine weakness. —Original Airdate: 10/16/2017 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:40

Ross King: Mad Enchantment--Monet's Water Lilies (rebroadcast)

3/7/2018
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Ross King, author of Mad Enchantment: Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lilies, joins Marcus Smith to discuss Monet's later life and the psychological turmoil he experienced while painting his famous water lilies. —Original Airdate: 8/9/2017 8:00:00 PM

Duration:00:28:29

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