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What’s keeping the Ferguson protests going?

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Betsy Woodruff and Daniel Strauss discuss what continues to fuel the unrest in Ferguson.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Is China a ticking time bomb?

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Richard Vague, author of The Next Economic Disaster, says China is exhibiting some of the symptoms that preceded the 2008 US economic collapse. Plus: The case for more debt relief.   Play entire video

Post-empirical science

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Physicists been working on string theory for a few decades, but they don’t have much to show for it. Dan Kaufman and Massimo Pigliucci discuss where science can go from here. Plus: Physicists vs. philosophers.   Play entire video

The Wright Show

Keeping the peace in Gaza

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Yousef Munayyer argues that Hamas deserves more credit than it’s gotten for maintaining the 2012 ceasefire. Plus: Does Hamas mean what it says?   Play entire video

The politics of Clinton’s hawkishness

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Daniel Larison and Zack Beauchamp discuss Hillary Clinton’s controversial Atlantic interview. Plus: Should we fear mission creep in Iraq?   Play entire video

The DMZ

Why the GOP should tank the midterms

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Bill Scher and Justin Green debate Bill’s controversial advice for Senate Republicans. Plus: Is Bernie Sanders a threat to Clinton?   Play entire video

The Glenn Show

Why there’s more criticism of Israel in Israel than in America

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Glenn Loury and Rajiv Sethi discuss the differences between debates within a group and debates in “mixed company.” Plus: The hidden importance of “tokenism.”   Play entire video

The cool/nauseating experience of virtual reality

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William Beutler and Cotton Delo describe wearing the Oculus Rift VR headset. Plus: Is virtual reality a novelty, or revolutionary?   Play entire video

Democracy in America

Can public media save journalism?

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As traditional media outlets cut staff, some investigative reporters are working with public media outfits. Greg Marx and Kevin Davis discuss. Plus: The rise of non-profit journalism.   Play entire video

Worldwise

Legalization in the heart of the Drug War

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Mark Leon Goldberg speaks with Mike McDonald, reporting from Guatemala, on President Otto Perez’s proposal to legalize drugs. Plus: Why Central American children are fleeing north.   Play entire video