IdeaSphere

Mondays, 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM

This weekly show, produced and hosted by Guy Rathbun, is devoted to political, social, economic, ecological, philosophical and religious ideas.

The series has been broadcast on KCBX, and podcast on NPR.org for the past 10 years. It has included such luminaries as Robert Reich, Chris Hedges, Michael K. Hudson, Vincent Buligosi, Richard Heinberg, and many more.

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Education
9:09 am
Mon June 23, 2014

Reforming Education

Educator and author, John Kuhn, articulates the need funding equality throughout the education system.

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finance
12:27 pm
Tue June 17, 2014

Rogue Traders

A Wall Street trader who sees stock activity a millisecond in advance has a distinct advantage.  Securities finance expert, Scott Skyrm, examines the plethora of scam stock marketers over the last 40-years in his book, Rogue Traders.

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author
3:38 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Resister

Resister:  When Bruce Dancis enrolled at Cornell University in 1965, he had no idea he’d become a national figure by becoming the first student to destroy his draft card.  His book titled “Resister,” tells the story of his exploits from serving 19-months in prison to respected professional journalist.

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Science & Technology
3:40 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Red Devil 4

In our quest to link the human brain with computers, neurosurgeon Eric Leuthhardt provides a cautionary tale.

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History
1:34 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

A Higher Call

This Memorial Day special centers on the story of one of World War II’s most unusual encounters.  Nearly 50-years later, an American B-17 pilot and an ace German fighter pilot would bond as brothers.

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Community
2:01 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Heed Your Call

Entrepreneur and author David Howitt provides a modern day manifesto for those who feel disconnected and unfulfilled.

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Drought
1:57 pm
Fri May 9, 2014

Water Revolution

California is going dry.  Professor Wade Graham laments that it’s not just the availability of water, it’s the wasteful way we use it.

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Politics
1:08 pm
Fri May 2, 2014

Citizens Congress

The first national meeting of Citizens Congress 2014 is set for early June in San Luis Obispo County.  Director William Ostrander details the groups effort to remove the influence of money in politics.

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Community
2:55 pm
Thu April 24, 2014

Missing Class

An awareness of social class within any group is a key to effectively bridging class differences, according to Dr. Betsy Leondar-Wright.  She is the Program Director of Class Action.

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Science & Technology
1:04 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

The Age of Radiance

In his latest book, bestselling author Craig Nelson provides the first full history of the Atomic Age.  He takes his readers through the discovery of the X-ray to the nuclear plant meltdown in Japan.

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Animals
3:14 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Flying Blind

This is more than a story of saving endangered species.  By studying the Indiana bat, author Don Williams discovers his relationship with wildlife, the land, and himself.

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history
3:11 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Proving History

In his in-depth research into the New Testament, Dr. Richard Carrier addresses the challenges of history as a whole.

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Environment
1:27 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Flying Blind

This is more than a story of saving endangered species.  By studying the Indiana bat, author Don Williams discovers his relationship with wildlife, the land, and himself.

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Environment
2:19 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

Lessons from Fukushima

In the book, Fukushima: The Story of a Nuclear Disaster, Director of the Union of Concerned Scientists David Lochbaum, and colleagues Edwin Lyman and Susan Q. Stranahan, examine the lessons learned from the Fukushima meltdown.

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Community
6:15 pm
Tue March 25, 2014

Ideasphere March 24, 2014

Ideasphere with Guy Rathbun is a weekly cultural affairs program for the furthering of ideas across the social spectrum through interviews with leading thinkers and social innovators.

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