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THE CHASM AND THE PRISM: DEPLOYING MAGIC STRATEGIES IN THE SORTED-OUT CITY

Look at our city. What do you see? Who do you see? Mindy Thompson Fullilove, MD, psychiatrist and founder of the University of Orange, with University of Orange colleagues Molly Rose Kaufman and...

ISLAM & MUSIC: THE CASE OF IRAN

How did the newly established Islamic Republic regulate music following the 1979 revolution, and what have been the effects of those policies on music in contemporary Iran? Journalist and author,...

IS IMMIGRATION GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY? PRESENTED BY THE NEW ENGLAND NEWS COLLABORATIVE: NEXT

Executive Editor, New England News Collaborative's John Dankosky leads a lively discussion about the changing demographics of New England and the impact of immigration on our economy. Recorded for...

DESIGNING FOR THE 5 SENSES - STORYTELLING IN AN OVERSATURATED WORLD

A world oversaturated with noise and light and interruption takes an enormous toll on our sensory systems, impoverishing our experience, attention span and empathy for each other. Itamar Kubovy,...

DAR WILLIAMS - HOW TO MAKE YOUR TOWN SOMEWHERE EVERYONE WANTS TO LIVE

After more than 30 years touring the country, singer-songwriter Dar Williams has learned a lot about what makes a town great. She talks about her new book What I Found in a Thousand Towns and what...

NEW HAVEN 2040: LOOKING TOWARD THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS OF ART AND CULTURE

In June, Jock Reynolds ended his 20-year tenure as Henry J. Heinz II Director of the Yale University Art Gallery. In this talk he draws from his lifetime of experience to look forward, exploring what...

Timothy Snyder - THE ROAD TO UNFREEDOM: RUSSIA, EUROPE, AMERICA

In these uncertain times, what can Americans learn and how can we move forward to protect our most precious values? Timothy Snyder discusses his new book, exploring the lessons learned from the rise...

TALKING AROUND THE BACK PORCH: STORIES ON AUGUST WILSON

The late American playwright August Wilson, whose Tony and Pulitzer prize-winning play Fences premiered at the Yale Repertory Theatre, is legend for his depiction of the African-American experience...

Tim Snyder: On Tyranny

Author Tim Snyder discusses his guide to identifying and understanding the frightening parallels between our current reality and that of 20th century Europeans.

We thought it was about the economy?

Since the inauguration, we've seen executive orders on immigration, controversies surrounding Russia, and tweets about crowd size and wire tapping. But hold on—wasn't it supposed to be about the...

AMERICAN CUISINE, NEW ENGLAND CUISINE, NEW HAVEN CUISINE

Paul Freedman, author of Ten Restaurants That Changed America shares a history of American eating preferences and how we got to where we are. From New England’s culinary identity created by the myth-...

CITIZENSHIP: AN EXPLORATION

Citizenship has been the underlying theme of much of our national conversation in recent months. Beyond the legal sense of “membership in a particular nation state,” citizenship has broader meanings...

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