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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 'Moral Vocabulary' of Millennials

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Younger listeners: did your parents raise you to succeed -- financially or in your career -- or did they emphasize a sense of morality? And did they give you a moral vocabulary?

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The Takeaway

Moral Darwinism: The Surprising Evolution of Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

In his latest book, Ian Morris, a professor of classics at Stanford University, argues that our moral values are actually a function of the ways society organizes itself to get energy.

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The Takeaway

Today's Takeaways: ISIS Propaganda, Costly Gambles, and Evolving Human Values

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The Takeaway looks at new strategies being pursued by ISIS, an investigative report into Pentagon spending after 9/11, and the way our values change with the economy.

The Takeaway

Inside the World of Corporate Idealism

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Can you work for one of the world's largest oil companies and still advance the causes of climate change and human rights? Former BP Oil employee Christine Bader says yes. In fact, nowadays she says that there is a whole army of corporate idealists working to fight the good fight to prevent the next Deepwater Horizon explosion—all from within the corporate world. 

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On Being

Sherry Turkle — Alive Enough? Reflecting on Our Technology [remix]

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses — that we c

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On Being

[Unedited] Sherry Turkle with Krista Tippett

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sherry Turkle directs the MIT Initiative on Technology and Self. Her book, Alone Together, created a catchword for anxiety about the alienating potential of technology. But that's not really her message. We explore the real challenge she poses — that we c

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The Takeaway

Super Tuesday Results in Ohio, the Ultimate Electoral Bellwether

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Of all the states up for grabs on Super Tuesday, Ohio was the biggest prize. Ohio has long been considered a bellwether in presidential politics. Living in a rust belt state, Ohioans are more concerned about their economic future than ever before, but social issues like abortion and marriage are also near and dear to the Ohio conservatives who showed up at the polls yesterday. So what decided Ohio Republican votes on Super Tuesday this year? What do the Ohio results forecast for the general election? 

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The Takeaway

The Price of Everything

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Everyday, all of us spend money on things — things we need, and things we don’t. And in turn prices are put on those things. But where do those prices come from? How much has to do with supply and demand? And how much has to do with bigger forces at play? Finance writer Eduardo Porter has been researching these questions for years. His new book is called “The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do.” Porter joins us to talk about the nature of value in modern society, some of its mysteries and explanations.

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The Takeaway

Your Take: American Values

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Values" can be anything from a political soundbite to a religious belief. As we prepare for our series next week about the meaning of American values, we've already gotten some responses, and we're still looking for more. Our question to you: What do you consider to be "American values?" 

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On Being

Barbara Kingsolver — The Ethics of Eating [remix]

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves. As a citizen and mother more than an expert, she turned her life towards questions many of us are asking. Food, she says

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On Being

[Unedited] Barbara Kingsolver with Krista Tippett

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Kingsolver describes an adventure her family undertook to spend one year eating primarily what they could grow or raise themselves. As a citizen and mother more than an expert, she turned her life towards questions many of us are asking. Food, she says

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On Being

Steven Waldman — The Future of Moral Values

Thursday, January 20, 2005

We deconstruct the phrase "moral values," which has confused and divided Americans since November's election. As the second term of George W. Bush commences, political analyst Steven Waldman helps explore what these words do and do not convey to liberals

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