profile of Ben LaGuer
November 7, 2020

Ben LaGuer, 1963-2020. A self-made spirit in...

Hear the conversation below on SoundCloud, or at this link. Ben LaGuer died on Election Day this week — a man of spirit who chose...| More
November 5, 2020

The Soul of Care

This show originally broadcast February 20, 2020. Arthur Kleinman is a name that comes up again and again when you search around our big college...| More
October 29, 2020

COVID on the Ballot

COVID, COVID, COVID, all you hear is COVID, the man tweeted, but how could it not be tagged as the COVID election in the plague...| More
October 22, 2020

JFK in the American Century

A bold new life of JFK cues Emerson’s line: “there is no history, only biography,” particularly when the life of a man and the American...| More
October 15, 2020

The Upswing

Here’s the good news about the awful condition we’re in, from one of the great American people-watchers, Robert Putnam of Bowling Alone fame: it’s that...| More
October 8, 2020

Green New Generation

The other historic 2020 political contest began in a hallway outside Speaker Pelosi’s office just two years ago. Not along party lines, oddly enough. The...| More
October 1, 2020

The Confidence Man

From that food-fight of an un-presidential debate, the last month of the 2020 campaign is about democracy itself, in danger: reduced now to slanging between...| More
September 24, 2020

Warped Speed

The “warp speed” race for a COVID vaccine is a sort of lesson in bio-capitalism under pressure, as well as in pandemic politics. The vaccine...| More
September 17, 2020

Wagner and Wagnerism

Richard Wagner, man and musician, was the embodiment of excess—too much of a good thing if you loved him, something worse if you didn’t. Those...| More
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