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April Programs

Apr 16, 2018

April 21, 2018

The Pulse
Shades Of Green: An Earth Day Special

As Kermit the frog once said — it’s not easy being green. Amid challenges like pollution, deforestation and climate change, engaging with environmental problems can feel like an overwhelming task. To mark Earth Day, we explore some of the ways, big and small, people are working to do just that.

Season 6, Episode 24: Fish for the Timid

Mar 18, 2018

As another gesture of conceptual cruelty, this episode title is slickly ambiguous. Is “Fish” a verb, referring to baiting and hooking the timid to yank them out of the stream? Or is “Fish” a noun, suggesting that bags of ripe fillets will be dumped on the porches of those too timid to venture out of doors? Too many options, right? So let’s just get to the episode, which is the first of three trilogic parts:

Season 6, Episode 23: A Time-Share Life!

Mar 11, 2018

Tony and Kevin are distracted from exploring the nuances, as well as the very substance, of this episode’s title because two cast members (we’ll call them “Liz” and “Luke”) had to be let back inside the studio because the rain was pouring hard and cold, and their noses had been pressed flat against the window for over an hour. After our hosts light Liz and Luke a little trash fire to stay warm in the station lobby, they’re able to proceed with the episode.

Season 6, Episode 22: Fortune Favors the Mold!

Mar 4, 2018

In this unfortunately titled episode, Kevin and Tony explain why, however bold the Bold are, Mold always wins out in the end because it’s, well, mold. Whether the mold has a shiny green sheen or a crumbly black quality, even the boldest get moldy. But we don’t want to give away the ending. The show’s first segment is “Tony and Kevin Invite Your Mom to Breakfast” because breakfast is the most important meal of the day if you want to start the day bloated.

March Programs

Feb 28, 2018

March 31, 2018

Intelligence Squared U.S.
Does Humanitarian Intervention Do More Harm Than Good?

The international community currently faces a global refugee crisis and mass atrocities in Iraq, Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, and beyond. How should the West respond? Proponents of humanitarian intervention – the use of force to halt human rights abuses – argue that the world’s most powerful militaries have a responsibility to protect innocent civilians around the world. But opponents argue that military intervention is a form of imperialism, and that it often worsens the conflicts it sets out to solve. The debaters are Frank Ledwidge, Bernard Kouchner, Rajan Menon, and Kori Schake.

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