Impeachment: This Time and the Next Time

This program will probe our current impeachment crisis but go further. We will begin by exploring today’s urgent questions about impeachment such as its role in our constitutional scheme, its background, and history, whether impeachment is a legal or political…

Fossil Fuel Trains

Fossil fuels, depending on where they are extracted, may need to travel across long distances. There are real risks associated with the transportation of fossil fuels, whether by train, truck, or boat, all have histories of spills, explosions, fatalities, and…

America Compromised

Money talks and special interest groups have bought their way into Washington, wielding a tremendous amount of influence over lawmakers. The government of “we the people” is under attack and equality for all compromised. How did this happen and can…

The Tyrant Next Time

The 45th president is a symptom of a political malady that afflicts America’s experiment in self-governance: the ability of malevolent forces to divide, manipulate and motivate millions of voters through the thousands of details collected from all of us through…

Know-It-All Society

According to The New Yorker’s Jill LePore, Michael Lynch, the philosopher of truth, describes with a clear-eyed timely critique of our culture’s narcissistic obsession with ”we” know and “they” don’t. Lynch will discuss the digital culture and its tendency to…

Are We Heading Into a New Financial Crisis?

The financial crisis of 2008 seriously impacted most Americans. For many, it was a debacle that exposed the policies and practices of Wall Street that were not in the public interest. The destruction was formidable and thought was given as…

Green New Deal: Exploring the Possible

The House and Senate Green New Deal Resolutions have provoked much contention and debate. The debates are heated, some see the Deal as a limit to economic growth – impossible to accomplish, while others have viewed it as a force…