BhTV

2 September 2014

bloggingheads.tv

Conor Friedersdorf (The Atlantic, Byliner) and Sommer Mathis (Atlantic Cities)

On Friedersdorf, Conor and Sommer kick things off by revisiting the devastating earthquake in Christchurch, New Zealand and the recovery efforts presently afoot in the city. Conor argues that Portland, Oregon is similarly vulnerable to a catastrophic earthquake. Sommer discusses how urban planners are reacting to Hurricane Sandy. They discuss whether localities or the federal government are better at responding to natural disasters. Finally, they discuss the success (or lack thereof) that New Orleans and other cities have had preparing for future disasters.

Recorded:Dec 12    Posted:Dec 14, 2012
Download:   wmv | mp4 | mp3 | fast mp3
Friedersdorf | Dec 14, 2012 | Conor Friedersdorf & Sommer Mathis

The Wright Show

Buying and spying

playBhTV video

Robert Wright talks to Ethan Zuckerman about the insidious symbiosis of advertising and surveillance.   Play entire video

A cold peace in the culture war

playBhTV video

Timothy Noah says that liberals have won the culture wars, but Matthew Schmitz isn’t sure conservatives will go quietly. Plus: The case against first ladies.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Irrational fear of Ebola

playBhTV video

Mark Leon Goldberg speaks with Jina Moore, who recently reported from Liberia, about unnecessarily canceled air flights to the region. Plus: Can the Liberian health system survive Ebola?   Play entire video

The Posner Show

Is liberal Zionism dead?

playBhTV video

Or is that the wrong question to ask? Sarah Posner and Brent Sasley consider. Plus: Is the Gaza war a turning point for American Jews?   Play entire video

Drezburt

Is ISIS a real threat to America?

playBhTV video

Heather Hurlburt and Dan Drezner consider. Plus: “The US will be hitting targets in Syria within a month”   Play entire video

When libertarians out-liberal the Democrats

playBhTV video

Mark Schmitt and Katherine Mangu-Ward discuss the politics of police militarization. Plus: The libertarian polling controversy.   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Militarized police and the Second Amendment

playBhTV video

Does a well-armed public require a better-armed police force? Harold Pollack and Glenn Loury draw some connections. Plus: Does Ferguson need more black cops?   Play entire video

Rational Actors

Coffee with Congress

playBhTV video

Should Obama spend more time wooing Democrats in Congress? Kevin Glass and Mike Grunwald debate. Plus: How blocking Obama worked for Republicans.   Play entire video

Worldwise

“Imitated suicide” in Ukraine

playBhTV video

Robert Wright speaks with Kiev-based journalist Volodymyr Yermolenko about Vladimir Putin’s strategy in Ukraine. Plus: Who is really leading the Ukrainian rebels?   Play entire video