29 March 2015

Should liberals embrace the vocational track?

Glenn Loury and Robert Cherry consider whether poor young men of color should focus less on formal education. Play entire video

Don’t send ground troops to fight ISIS

Robert Wright and Graeme Wood, author of “What ISIS Really Wants,” discuss military strategy against the group. Plus: Is ISIS “very Islamic“?   Play entire video

Why you’ll never be able to “upload” your consciousness

John Horgan and the anonymous science writer Neuroskeptic discuss. Plus: How to reform scientific research.   Play entire video

Defining lumbersexuality

Scott Shaffer explains the Minnesota origins of a new male fashion trend. Plus: Where is Minnesota? North!   Play entire video

Israel’s swing voters

Kevin Glass and John Tabin talk about why it’s common for Israeli voters to remain undecided until election day. Plus: Is Netanyahu the leader Republicans wish they had?   Play entire video

Moving from “land for peace” to “rights for peace”

Yousef Munayyer argues that Palestinians should embrace a new strategy. Plus: Why Netanyahu’s win is good for Palestine.   Play entire video

Will the US stop protecting Israel at the UN?

Robert Wright and Lisa Goldman consider. Plus: How Netanyahu’s victory could be good for the left.   Play entire video

The end of college?

Kevin Carey discusses the vision of higher education laid out in his new book. Plus: The college doomsday machine.   Play entire video

How Wisconsin went right-to-work

Betsy Woodruff and Jessie Opoien discuss how the state, which was once a labor stronghold, passed a major law weakening unions. Plus: Does Scott Walker have national viability?   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Should college be a “safe space”?

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Robert Wright and Judith Shulevitz, author of the New York Times essay “In college and hiding from scary ideas,” debate a campus trend.   Play entire video


GOP primary game theory

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether a more moderate candidate could stand up to the conservative base. Plus: A kinder, gentler Ted Cruz?   Play entire video

Woodruff & Strauss

Political implications of Meerkat

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Daniel Strauss and Matt Fuller discuss the new video livestreaming app. Plus: Never tweet?   Play entire video


The NFL’s health crisis

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis discuss the retirement of 24-year old Chris Borland. Plus: Aaron Schock’s Downfall Abbey.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Yes, Iran has a right to enrich uranium

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Robert Wright and international law expert Tyler Cullis explain. Plus: Why Obama can cut an Iran deal without Congress.   Play entire video

Foreign Entanglements

Did Netanyahu’s speech backfire?

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Robert Farley and Matt Duss consider. Plus: Will the GOP Iran letter help Obama?   Play entire video