IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices

Series produced by Guy Rathbun

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This weekly show is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

This series has been broadcast on public radio, and podcast on National Public Radio for the past 10 years, and has included such luminaries as Robert Reich, Chris Hedges, Michael K. Hudson, Vincent Buligosi, Richard Heinberg, and many more.


349 Pieces

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From Dutton Press: "Blood Feud is Kathleen Sharp's superbly reported, breathtakingly true story of big Pharma's power, the terrifying vulnerability...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Nov 24, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Bestselling author Joel Garreau shows in his book, Radical Evolution, that we are at a turning point in history. At this moment we are engineering...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
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Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin

  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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"Breaking the Cycle: Free Yourself From Sex Addiction, Porn Obsession and Shame" is a new book by counselor George N. Collins

  • Added: Dec 01, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: Karl Spurzem
Author, columnist and economics professor Robert H. Frank's new book, The Darwin Economy, describes what Darwin can teach us about building a bette...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Free Press, Credit: Cover design by Eric Fuentecilla
In his new book, former federal prosecutor Ken Ballen reveals the personal and emotional secrets of Islamic terrorists.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2011
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: Nation Books, Credit: Alyssa Stepien
Reports of the health of our planet appear dim. Our conditions are becoming worse as hunger increases, and the variety of species disappear. Autho...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Dec 19, 2011
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. L. Michael White
Dr. L. Michael White challenges us to read the gospels as they were originally intended -- as performed stories of faith rather than factual histor...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: dollarsandsense.org
Reclaiming Our Wealth, Our Liberty and Our Democracy is the subtitle of professor Gar Alperovitz's updated work centering the most recent developme...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 28:52
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As the world community tightens economic sanctions against Iran, many are questioning the possibility of unintended consequences.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Merle Hoffman
Merle Hoffman, founder, president and CEO of Choices Women's Medical Center, leads her readers through a personal story of raging political battles...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: Clay A. Johnson
This is not your average diet book. Author Clay Johnson challenges us to be more aware and selective of the information we digest.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Jo Comerford, Credit: National Priorities Project
On Monday, February 13, President Obama sent to Congress the 2013 U.S. Defense budget the includes funding for a shift in strategic focus to the As...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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The Movement to Overturn Citizens United: Common Cause spokesman Douglas Clopp provides a compelling overview of the efforts to wrest control of Am...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Nuclear Iran, Credit: By Daryl G. Kimball, Peter Crail, and Greg Thielmann
UN nuclear inspectors visited Iran to once again try to determine if Iran's civilian nuclear program is indeed a cover for weapons development, how...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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Capital Village near Sacramento is an ideal case study for future communities.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Michael Shuman
American's long-term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds and life insurance funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1% of th...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: United for a Fair Economy, Credit: Logo
If one truly believes that all wealth derives from the heroic efforts of job creators and individual business leaders, it follows that government c...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: Gary Dorrien
While attacks from the right on President Obama and his administration have been unrelenting, progressives have not shrunk from harsh words for a p...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: 1999 US Postage Stamp, Credit: Istock photo
Recent controversies surroundings reproductive health issues have sparked outrage among across the country. From the halls of Congress, to Richmon...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2012
  • Length: 28:54