The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner

The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffner

The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.... Show More

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“Bottle of Lies” author Katherine Eban discusses the shortage of U.S. PPE, the outsourcing of drug manufacturing, and the breakdown of public health infrastructure.

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Journalist Ross Barkan discusses Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio’s responses to the pandemic.

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Politicalwire.com creator and editor Taegan Goddard discusses the presidential campaign.

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Political strategist and NYT bestselling author Rick Wilson discusses defending the Union and restoring America’s better angels to the presidency.

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Sarah Kendzior on her book “Hiding in Plain Sight” and the threat of authoritarianism.
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Jazz impresario and saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings discusses Shabaka and the Ancestor’s newest album and timely tracks.

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Sleeping Giants founder Matt Rivitz discusses social media monopolies of hate and the campaign to make bigotry and sexism less profitable.

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Rachel Graham on tracking COVID-19 from its inception to inform public health on Twitter.
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Texas-based writer, editor of theprepared.com, and lifelong prepper Jon Stokes discusses a country mentally, socially, and politically ill-prepared for a once-in-a-century pandemic.

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Researcher Caroline Tervo discusses her new book "Upending American Politics: Polarizing Parties, Ideological Elites, and Citizen Activists from the Tea Party to the Anti-Trump Resistance."

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Ira Shapiro, author of “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country,” discusses the decline of the "world’s greatest deliberative body” and its potential return to courage and statesmanship.

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May 18, 2020
Materials scientist Ainissa Ramirez on her new book “The Alchemy of Us.”
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Chris Arnade, author of Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, discusses if and how dignity can be salvaged in American life.

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Rep. Steve Israel discusses his advocacy of Congressional remote voting and modernizing governing and electoral processes ill prepared for the pandemic.

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Online News Association CEO Irving Washington on future of digital news.
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Disinformation expert and Wilson Center fellow Nina Jankowicz discusses her forthcoming book and how to combat disinformation in the pandemic era.

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Slate law and Supreme Court correspondent discusses the deliberations and reconciliation of the nine justices.

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Ned Foley, Director of Election Law and Chair in Constitutional Law at Ohio State University, discusses the history of and contingency for disputed American presidential elections.

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Nico Gendron of The Wall Street Journal on engaging rural youth in a Local News Fellowship
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New York Times Supreme Court correspondent Adam Liptak discusses the stakes of this term's High Court decisions

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