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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

A public radio show with Christopher Lydon
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Cambridge, MA

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A public radio show with Christopher Lydon

Language:

English

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(617) 353-0692


Episodes

Unmasking Misogyny

12/7/2017
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The news in our scandal-sick USA is that a woman can complain of sexual oppression with some assurance that she will be heard. Toxic masculinity is now a firing offense, for a change. The women saying “no” ... The post Unmasking Misogyny appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:41:49


The Afterlife of Otis Redding

11/30/2017
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Otis Redding’s five magnificent years in showbiz transformed the sound of soul music. His grainy, growling, and “squawking” voice kept the music rooted in the older traditions of the black church and black life in America. Yet ... The post The Afterlife of Otis Redding appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:34:33


The Coming Crisis in Opioid Nation

11/23/2017
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This Thanksgiving, we’re replaying our episode on the issue of opioids. Their epidemic running rampant has a 30-year back story and a grisly punch-line for 2017: drug deaths this year alone are heading toward the US ... The post The Coming Crisis in Opioid Nation appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:58:25


The Future of Food

11/16/2017
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It’s Thanksgiving season again, and the double shadow on our great American food holiday is feast and famine, both. A bounteous industrial food system is wasting the land and leaving a billion of us humans ... The post The Future of Food appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:55:30


Democracy After Facebook

11/9/2017
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It’s Mark Zuckerberg’s world, and we are just scrolling through it: 2 billion of us now, a quarter of all humanity. We’re the unpaid production staff of the fourth most valuable company in Silicon Valley, ... The post Democracy After Facebook appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:43:15


Trump Goes to China

11/2/2017
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President Trump is on tour in Asia this weekend: relieved maybe to be “getting out of Dodge” as his campaign team is getting indicted in D.C. But it’s awkward, and unprecedented over there, too, that our ... The post Trump Goes to China appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:42:52


The Scramble for Amazon

10/26/2017
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Amazon, the online everything store with the arrow-headed smile in its logo, is ready to build its second headquarters (outside Seattle this time) in a post-industrial urban dreamscape. And there’s barely an American city out ... The post The Scramble for Amazon appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:41:52


Intelligence By Design

10/19/2017
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The “intelligence explosion” foretold 50 years ago, could be here any minute. Artificial intelligence has now survived the “AI winter” — and is back in public conversation. It’s not just a Silicon Valley buzzword or a subject ... The post Intelligence By Design appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:05:38


Thelonious Monk at 100

10/12/2017
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Robin Kelley’s superb biography brings the Thelonious Monk story back from the ragged edge to the creative center of American music. And, on the pianist’s 100th birthday, it brings my reading year to a blessedly loving, ... The post Thelonious Monk at 100 appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:58:59


Adapting to Disaster

10/5/2017
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An eerie suspense hangs over this Post-Puerto Rico moment. Seas rising, spirits falling. Awareness dawning, self-destruction by carbon, full-steaming ahead. This week, we’re staring down climate dystopias with a motley crew of imaginative thinkers.The “cli-fi” novelist ... The post Adapting to Disaster appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:38:37


Karl Ove Knausgaard on Art and Loneliness

10/3/2017
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Karl Ove Knausgaard wrote a 6-volume selfie that a lot of us can’t stop reading. My Struggle he called it, looking inward and talking to himself for thousands of pages. Autumn, his new book, is ... The post Karl Ove Knausgaard on Art and Loneliness appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:30:33


Unnatural Disaster

9/28/2017
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Puerto Rico, a territory of three-and-a-half million US citizens, is unplugged, de-sheltered and desperate for months to come. This tiny little island in the Caribbean, with more people than the Dakotas, Wyoming, Alaska and Vermont ... The post Unnatural Disaster appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:38:15


Rethinking Schools in the DeVos Era

9/21/2017
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Betsy Devos’s “Rethinking School” tour can feel like a mission to dismantle the whole system, public schools first. Choice, charters and change are DeVos’s keynotes, along with a call for more and more crushing competition. ... The post Rethinking Schools in the DeVos Era appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:05:37


Claire Messud: Best Friends…For Now

9/20/2017
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Claire Messud is a novelist of social nuance, especially concerning the crushable inner lives of girls. You could say her new book The Burning Girl, is a suburban Boston version of Elena Ferrante’s Linu and Lena ... The post Claire Messud: Best Friends…For Now appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:18:23


Mutually Assured Madness

9/14/2017
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At the brink of who knows what with North Korea, we seem to be back on the scary ledge as in the old Cold War cartoon: enemy rock-climbers hanging off a cliff by the same ... The post Mutually Assured Madness appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:03:45


John Ashbery Is You

9/7/2017
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John Ashbery seemed to lower, not raise, his voice when he spoke his poems. “Hammer and tongs, as it were, tended to drive ideas and meanings away,” he thought. “They only come back in when ... The post John Ashbery Is You appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 01:01:37


Amiri Baraka: Ennobled by Coltrane

8/31/2017
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Amiri Baraka‘s death prompts me to repost a conversation we had about the music of John Coltrane, which inspired Baraka and ennobled the ambitions of his Black Arts movement. “Trane was our flag,” Baraka remembered ... The post Amiri Baraka: Ennobled by Coltrane appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:19:23


Akhil Sharma’s Life of Adventure and Delight

8/23/2017
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Akhil Sharma is a magician with language, on the page and in what feels for me anyway like instantly intimate conversation. He walks into my living room and immediately he’s teaching me something about myself. ... The post Akhil Sharma’s Life of Adventure and Delight appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:29:26


The Plague of Fascism in America

8/17/2017
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It’s plague time in America. We’ve reacquainted ourselves with the wannabe centurions of white supremacy: their faces, their weapons, their torches. We have a new notion of what homegrown American fascism could look like in the ... The post The Plague of Fascism in America appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:49:54


Harder, Better, Faster, CRISPR

8/10/2017
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The dawn of a new age flashed across the news this summer – dateline Oregon: scientists from the US, China and South Korea together had tweaked the genes of a living human embryo to correct ... The post Harder, Better, Faster, CRISPR appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration: 00:42:54

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