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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

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English

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(617) 353-0692


Episodes

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 Algorithmic Age

2/8/2018
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Consider the algorithm—the snippets of computer code which all too often seem to stand in for higher authority in our secular age, a sort of god. Algorithms are provoking a backlash, too, against the very ... The post The Algorithmic Age appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:35

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

Billy Bragg’s Guide to the Music of Dissent (rebroadcast)

12/28/2017
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We’re ringing in the new year with a rerun of our conversation with Billy Bragg, a troubadour for British radicalism for more than thirty years as well as a democratic guitar-playing socialist with a steadfast ... The post Billy Bragg’s Guide to the Music of Dissent (rebroadcast) appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:35:07

American Socrates: The Life and Mind of Noam Chomsky (rebroadcast)

12/21/2017
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Noam Chomsky for 50 years has been America’s Socrates, our public pest with questions that sting … not the city-square of Athens but a vast global village in pain and now, it seems, in danger. ... The post American Socrates: The Life and Mind of Noam Chomsky (rebroadcast) appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:43:23

The Doomsday Machine in 2017

12/14/2017
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Nukes are on people’s nerves again, for good reason. Our tremors, though, could be a symptom of sanity. What do you mean: fire and fury, the incineration of nations, on one man’s decision? What they ... The post The Doomsday Machine in 2017 appeared first on Open Source with Christopher Lydon.

Duration:00:41:53

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

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