Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates

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Intelligence Squared U.S. is the program for listeners who crave a clear view of the big questions that divide Americans. Moderated by ABC News correspondent John Donvan, each episode brings together world thinkers, policy makers and journalists, two on two, arguing the pros and cons of cultural, domestic and foreign policy issues. Listeners weigh in and vote for a winning team. Expect ear-catching, provocative radio that enlightens, entertains and informs. One-hour programs, monthly. 

Series

Caption: Discourse Disrupters, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
6 Pieces

Host John Donvan engages some of the sharpest minds shaping our national discourse today as part of the new Intelligence Squared U.S. radio series: Discourse Disrupters. From the academy to the media to the world of politics, these top thinkers are disrupting American discourse in bold new ways.

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82 Pieces

Rethink your point of view with Intelligence Squared U.S. (IQ2US), Oxford-style debates on the day’s most pressing issues. This award-winning series has produced more than 100 debates with topics ranging from the death penalty and GM foods, to the Middle East and same-sex marriage.


Pieces

Caption: Ten Years After The Global Financial Crisis, Is The System Safer? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In 2008, the world witnessed one of the worst financial crises in global history. Ten years later, has the world learned its lesson? Panelists deba...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KRWG, WGCU, NPR Illinois, Interlochen Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Has Silicon Valley Lost Its Soul? , Credit: In
Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scr...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, Troy Public Radio, WSKG, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Silicon Valley once promised to solve many of the world’s problems with a technological revolution. But now, the tech hub is the center of much scr...

Bought by KTOO, WGCU, Troy Public Radio, KUNM, NPR Illinois and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Will Progressive Populism Save the Democratic Party? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Is embracing progressive populism the key to leading the Democratic party out of the political wilderness? Or should the left champion centrist pol...

Bought by WGCU and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What will save, U.S. health care? Some argue that the bargaining power and data competencies of retailers entering into the healthcare business wil...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, KTSW 89.9, KUNM, and WUTC


  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Unresolved: Trump & U.S. National Security, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
For the United States, tensions are rising with both allies and adversaries. Rogue states are racing to master new technologies and create weapons ...

Bought by WGCU, Prairie Public, and KCPW


  • Added: Sep 28, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Has Globalization Undermined the American Working Class?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
In the U.S., jobs are disappearing. From construction zones to clerical offices to coal mines, the American working class is losing ground. Is glob...

Bought by WGCU, Prairie Public, KCPW, Interlochen Public Radio, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Aug 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Is Social Media Good For Democracy?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Critics argue that social media deepens political divisions and erodes trust in the democratic process. Will the power of social media be used as a...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WGCU, Prairie Public, Interlochen Public Radio, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Are Safe Spaces Dangerous?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Deeply rooted in social justice movements of the past, safe spaces promise a reprieve from bigotry and oppression by allowing today’s students – th...

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  • Added: Jul 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Around the world, technology is disrupting the workforce, with automation poised to displace humans in the fields of medicine, agriculture, and bey...

Bought by NPR Illinois, WGCU, Prairie Public, WNYC, and KUNM


  • Added: May 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5