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Friday, September 26, 2014

With the American History Guys

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On Being

Ursula King, Andrew Revkin, and David Sloan Wilson — Teilhard de Chardin's "Planetary Mind" and Our Spiritual Evolution [remix]

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Ursula King with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] Andrew Revkin with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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On Being

[Unedited] David Sloan Wilson with Krista Tippett

Thursday, January 23, 2014

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reza Aslan; Humans of New York; Astronaut Chris Hadfield

Friday, December 27, 2013

Reza Aslan, author of Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth, talks about his interfaith scholarship and the ties between monotheism and polytheism. Then, a look at how the US Constitution feeds the partisan gridlock in Washington. Plus: Brandon Stanton of Humans of New York explains the hugely popular project to create a photographic census of New York City’s residents; and the astronaut Chris Hadfield talks about his experience in space and what it taught him about life on earth.

The Leonard Lopate Show

The Age of Insight

Monday, April 02, 2012

Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel traces the ideas and advances made by the intellectual pioneers in Vienna in 1900–Freud, Schnitzler, Klimt, Kokoschka, and Schiele. His new book The Age of Insight places these five innovators in the context of today’s cutting-edge science, and gives us a new understanding of modernist art and a foundation for future work in neuroscience and the humanities.

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Features

New Yorkers Receive Presidential Arts and Humanities Medals

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

President Barack Obama presented 20 individuals with national arts and humanities awards on Wednesday afternoon in the East Room of the White House.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Anthropology: Science or Humanity?

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The American Anthropological Association has stirred controversy by removing the word "science" from its long-term mission statement. Peter Peregrine, president of the Society for Anthropological Sciences, and Hugh Gusterson, executive boardmember of the American Antrhopological Association, discuss the decision, which has highlighted divisions between science-oriented anthropologists and those more focused on the humanities.

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