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Drug Reform
8:00 pm
Mon November 26, 2012

Debate: Should Drugs Be Legalized?

Medical marijuana is available in 18 states, and the vote on November 6 legalized the possession of pot in Colorado and Washington. With the highest incarceration rate in the world, and more than $2 trillion dedicated to fighting the "war on drugs," we continue to fill our prisons with drug offenders. Is it worth it? From the series Intelligence Squared U.S., the motion is Legalize Drugs.

Panelists:

Paul Butler, Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center

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Border Politics
8:00 pm
Mon November 19, 2012

State Of The Re:Union: The Borderland Of Tucson

Flickr Photo/Paul L McCord Jr.

Tucson sits in the borderlands, the desert landscape where America and Mexico meet. This place is crisscrossed by boundaries, visible and invisible — from the US border wall that cuts the Sonoran desert in half, to live-wire political divides in Tucson itself. In this episode, we tell stories about what happens when people cross borders, risking their lives and their reputations to take a chance on the other side.

Global Economy
8:00 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

America Abroad: American Entrepreneurship In A Global Economy

America Abroad
Credit PRI

There is bipartisan consensus that unleashing America's entrepreneurial potential is vital to reviving the economy. Yet, there are many challenges facing today’s entrepreneur, from local regulatory and tax burdens to federal visa restrictions. Explore the topic in depth in the first part of a new America Abroad series: American Entrepreneurship in a Global Economy.

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Environment
7:00 pm
Mon November 5, 2012

RISE: Climate Change and Coastal Communities, Part III

Chuey Cazares and his family live in the tiny coastal town of Alviso at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay .
Credit Jan Sturmann

Chuey Cazares has lived all of his 21 years in Alviso, a tiny hamlet jutting into the salt ponds at the southern tip of the San Francisco Bay. Chuey works as a deck hand on a shrimp boat off Alviso's shores.


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Electoral Politics
8:00 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

The Devil You Know: Election Year Horror Stories

The Truth

Just in time for Halloween and this year's election, The Truth offers a special hour of horror stories that take place within the world of electoral politics. The Truth is a podcast that makes movies for your ears. The stories are entirely fictional, created with rich sound and professional-level acting, from Peabody-award winning producers Jonathan Michell and Kerrie Hillman.

Energy Policy
8:00 pm
Mon October 22, 2012

The Power Of One Election And America’s Energy Future, Hour Two

In the next four years, the United States will have one fundamental energy policy challenge: How to make the country more self-sufficient. Listen to stories about the next frontiers of energy development and the fields of exploration that may help the US produce more energy at home and import less from abroad.

Energy Policy
8:00 pm
Mon October 15, 2012

The Power Of One Election And America’s Energy Future, Hour One

BURN: An Energy Journal

President Barack Obama and his opponent, Mitt Romney, share one broad policy goal: greater energy independence for the United States. They differ on how to achieve it.

In this hour of BURN, host Alex Chadwick goes to the sometime swing state of Pennsylvania to examine fracking, the politically volatile exploration technology that has made natural gas the single most important element remaking our energy economy.

Sociology
4:50 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

TED Radio Hour: The Power Of Crowds

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour asks if technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd. A new wave of collaborative consumption is transforming consumerism and the rules of engagement. What is the true potential of 21st century collaboration? Is this a new phenomenon--or have we seen this movie before?

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