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Recorded:Aug 14    Posted:Aug 31, 2012
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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

The DMZ

A kinder, gentler Ted Cruz?

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Bill Scher and Matt Lewis consider whether Cruz will tone down his rhetoric.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Is ISIS “very Islamic”?

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Robert Wright and Graeme Wood, author of the Atlantic article “What ISIS Really Wants,” debate.   Play entire video

Science Faction

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

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

Culturally Determined

Defining lumbersexuality

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

Rational Actors

Israel’s swing voters

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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

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 Wright Show

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

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

The DMZ

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

Will the US stop protecting Israel at the UN?

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