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Interchange – We, Robots: Curtis White on the Delusional Tales of Technologists

We, Robots

We’re told intelligent machines and big data will free us from work, educate our children, transform our environment, and even make religion more user-friendly. At least that’s the story we’re told by pundits, journalists and economists: Stop Worrying and Learn to Love Your Robot! Curtis White, author of We, Robots, joins us to share his skeptical view of the voices …

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Interchange – Marching the Alcotts: “We Really Lived Most of It”


Our guest is Pulitzer Prize winning biographer John Matteson whose The Annotated Little Women was published last month. Since its first publication in the 1860s, Little Women has been translated into more than fifty languages and inspired six films, four television shows, a Broadway musical, an opera, and a web series. Through numerous photographs taken in the Alcott family home …

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Interchange – George Kateb: Accentuate the Negative

George Kateb on Thinking Aloud (www.thinkingaloud.com)

With our guest, George Kateb, who has been called “the most interesting and important philosopher of liberalism alive today,”* we’ll focus on oppression and resistance. Our texts for this conversation will center on three essays from Kateb’s 2006 collection of essays, Patriotism and Other Mistakes: “Is Patriotism a Mistake,” “Socratic Integrity,” and “Wildness and Conscience: Thoreau and Emerson,” as well …

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Interchange – Recommended Listening: The Best of Interchange 2013


Recommended Listening: “The Best of Interchange 2013” Hosts and producers of Interchange chose their favorite shows out forty-Eight original programs produced by Interchange staff and volunteers last year. Programs highlighted tonight: W. Kamau Bell: Jokester Without Borders The Airbrushed Woman: Feminism and Women’s Magazines Kand McQueen: Boys, Girls, and Beyond Christoph Irmscher: Against Complacency: Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” Rahaf Safi and …

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