Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared U.S. - There is a constitutional right to unlimited political spending http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-there-constitutional-right-unlimited-political-spending <p><strong>Airs Sunday, Augu</strong>st 24 at 6 p.m. For democracy to work, some say, citizens (and corporations, and unions, and media outlets, and other voluntary organizations) must be allowed to spend as much money as they wish to express their views on the issues, candidates, and elections of the day. But others take the view that if everyone can spend as much money as they like to express their political views, then some voices will be amplified while others will be all but drowned out.<br /> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 23:00:00 +0000 47577 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. - There is a constitutional right to unlimited political spending Intelligence Squared US: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-millennials-dont-stand-chance-0 <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, August 17 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</span></strong>C<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Or have we let conventional wisdom blind us to their openness to change and innovation, and optimism in the face of uncertainty, which, in any generation, are qualities to be admired?<br /> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 23:00:00 +0000 Bill Beckett 47574 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance Intelligence Squared US: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-millennials-dont-stand-chance <div><strong>Airs Sunday, June 29 at 6 p.m. &nbsp;</strong>Millennials<span style="line-height: 1.5;">—growing up with revolutionary technology and entering adulthood in a time of recession—have recently been much maligned. Are their critics right? Is this generation uniquely coddled, narcissistic, and lazy? Sun, 29 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 46155 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: Millennials Don't Stand A Chance Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-debates-lecture-hall-obsolete <div><strong>Airs Sunday, June 22 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Is the college of the future online? With the popularity of </span>MOOCs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (massive open online courses) and the availability of online degree programs at a fraction of their on-campus price, we are experiencing an exciting experiment in higher education. Does the traditional classroom stand a chance? Will online education be the great equalizer, or is a campus-based college experience still necessary?</span></div><p> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 45814 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-debates-death-not-final <p>If consciousness is just the workings of neurons and synapses, how do we explain the phenomenon of near-death experience? By some accounts, about 3% of the U.S. population has had one: an out-of-body experience often characterized by remarkable visions and feelings of peace and joy, all while the physical body is close to death. To skeptics, there are more plausible, natural explanations, like oxygen deprivation. Is the prospect of an existence after death “real” and provable by science, or a construct of wishful thinking about our own mortality?<br /> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:00:00 +0000 45470 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S. Debates: Death Is Not Final