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Open Mind

Next Airing: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV

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A half hour weekly public affairs broadcast, THE OPEN MIND is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas, exploring issues of national and public concern with the most compelling minds of our times. Hosted by Alexander Heffner.


  • Rescuing The Soul of the Presidency

    Guest: Stephen Knott. Historian Stephen Knott discusses his forthcoming book "The Lost Soul of the American Presidency: The Decline into Demagoguery and the Prospects for Renewal."

    Next Airing: Mon, Aug 26th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/26/2019 to 2/25/2020
  • A Popular Electoral College

    Guest: Ed Lopez. Republican political strategist Ed Lopez discusses the federalist argument for the National Popular Vote.

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 2nd, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 9/2/2019 to 3/1/2020
  • Program TBA

    Next Airing: Mon, Sep 9th, 2019 at 11:00 PM on UEN-TV
    Length: 00:28:45
    Usage rights: Fair Use
  • Authoritarian Past and Future

    Guest: Jason Stanley. Yale University professor of philosophy Jason Stanley discusses his book "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them."

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 8/5/2019 to 2/4/2020
  • A Vote Against Life Expectancy

    Guest: Jonathan Metzl. Vanderbilt University Center for Medicine, Health, and Society director Jonathan Metzl discusses his new book "Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics of Racial Resentment is Killing America's Heartland."

    Length: 00:27:44
    Usage rights: 8/19/2019 to 2/18/2020
  • Deferred Dreams of Brown and Grutter

    Guests: Ronald Crutcher and Lorelle Espinosa. University of Richmond president Ronald Crutcher and American Council on Education vice president Lorelle Espinosa discuss race and higher education.

    Length: 00:27:29
    Usage rights: 7/22/2019 to 1/21/2020
  • Geopolitical Chess Or Checkers?

    Guest: Richard Nephew. Former State Department officer and Columbia University Center for Energy Policy scholar Richard Nephew discusses sanctions, tariffs, and U.S. foreign policy.

    Length: 00:29:00
    Usage rights: 7/8/2019 to 1/7/2020
  • Impeachment and the Righteous Republicans

    Guest: Brenda Wineapple. Historian Brenda Wineapple discusses her new book "The Impeachers: The Trial of Andrew Johnson and the Dream of a New Nation."

    Length: 00:28:47
    Usage rights: 7/15/2019 to 1/14/2020
  • Our Civic Trust

    Guest: John Bracken. John Bracken, executive director of the Digital Public Library of America, discusses the vital role of libraries to preserve democracy in the digital age.

    Length: 00:27:59
    Usage rights: 7/1/2019 to 12/31/2019
  • Super State Strategy

    Guests: Ethan Todras-Whitehill and Catherine Vaughan. Grassroots organizers Ethan Todras-Whitehill and Catherine Vaughan of Swing Left (and formerly Flippable) discuss their plans to restore democratic accountability.

    Length: 00:28:46
    Usage rights: 8/12/2019 to 2/11/2020
  • The Story of Climate

    Guest: Jon Gertner. Science journalist Jon Gertner discusses his new book "The Ice at the End of the World: An Epic Journey into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future."

    Length: 00:28:09
    Usage rights: 7/29/2019 to 1/28/2020