Politics http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared U.S. - For Better or Worse, Live In a Red State. http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-better-or-worse-live-red-state <div><strong>Airs Sunday, December 29 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While gridlock and division in Washington make it difficult for either party or ideology to set the policy agenda, single-party government prevails in three-quarters of the states. In 24 states Republicans control the governorship and both houses of the legislature, and in 13 states Democrats enjoy one-party control. Comparing economic growth, education, health care, quality of life and environment, and the strength of civil society, do red or blue states win out? The debaters are Hugh Hewitt, Gray Davis, Stephen Moore, and&nbsp;</span></div><div>Michael Lind.</div><p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 37997 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. - For Better or Worse, Live In a Red State. What Was I Thinking for December 12, 2013 http://redriverradio.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-december-12-2013 <p>Commentator Brian&nbsp;O'Nuanain explores his views on guns and his fears spawned by the debate.</p><p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 37387 at http://redriverradio.org What Was I Thinking for December 12, 2013 The Mandela Tapes http://redriverradio.org/post/mandela-tapes <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs S</span>unday<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, December 8 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In this special program, you'll hear Nelson Mandela as you've never heard him before. This program draws on 50 hours of recorded conversations with Mandela, held for many years in&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Johannesburg by archivists at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory. The man chosen to record Mandela's life story was Rick </span>Stengel<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a young reporter working in South Africa for&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rolling Stone magazine. From 1992 to 1996, </span>Stengel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> shadowed Mandela, using his small cassette machine to record the stories which would help in the writing of Mandela's autobiography,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">'Long Walk to Freedom'. The program features extensive interviews with journalists and with Mandela himself, recounting growing up and his political activities, imprisonment and then&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ascent into the leadership of South Africa. The two other key voices in the documentary are the current managing editor of Time Magazine Rick </span>Stengel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and freelance radio producer Robin&nbsp;</span>Benger<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>CBC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio was the first radio network anywhere in the world to be given full access to these remarkable recordings.</span></div><p> Mon, 09 Dec 2013 00:00:00 +0000 37129 at http://redriverradio.org The Mandela Tapes What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 09/26/13 http://redriverradio.org/post/what-was-i-thinking-brian-onuanain-092613 <p>Commentator Brian O&#39;Nuanain is distraught and a little perplexed this morning over the plight of a close friend of his.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 12:35:00 +0000 Brian O' Nuanain 34017 at http://redriverradio.org What Was I Thinking with Brian O'Nuanain 09/26/13 Intelligence Squared U.S. - The GOP must seize the center or die? http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-gop-must-seize-center-or-die <div><strong>Airs Sunday, July 21 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">2012 was a disappointing year for Republicans. &nbsp;The failure to win key swing states in the presidential election and surprising losses in the House and Senate has prompted some reflection. &nbsp; &nbsp;Was their embrace of small government, low taxes, and a strong conservative stance on social issues at odds with shifting American demographics? &nbsp;Or did the GOP embrace the right platform, but the wrong candidates?<br><br>Arguing for the motion are David Brooks, Op-Ed Columnist for The New York Times and Mickey Edwards, Former US Congressman (R) from Oklahoma. Arguing against the motion are Laura Ingraham, Host of The Laura Ingraham Show and Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith &amp; Freedom Coalition. Sat, 20 Jul 2013 16:00:00 +0000 30571 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. - The GOP must seize the center or die?