Debate http://redriverradio.org en Intelligence Squared U.S.: The US Drone Program is Fatally Flawed http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-us-drone-program-fatally-flawed <div><strong>Airs Sunday, September 29 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Remotely piloted aircraft, or drones, have been the centerpiece of America&rsquo;s </span>counter terrorism<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> toolkit since the start of the Obama presidency, and the benefits have been clear. Their use&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">has significantly weakened al Qaeda and the Taliban while keeping American troops out of harm&rsquo;s way. But critics of drone strikes argue that the short-term gains do not outweigh the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">long-term consequences&mdash;among them, radicalization of a public outraged over civilian deaths. Is our drone program hurting, or helping, in the fight against terrorism?</span></div><p> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 23:00:00 +0000 33922 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared U.S.: The US Drone Program is Fatally Flawed Intelligence Squared US: China Does Capitalism Better than America http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-china-does-capitalism-better-america <p><strong>Airs Sunday, May 26 at 6 p.m.&nbsp; </strong>For all appearances, China has emerged unscathed from the global economic crisis, in stark contrast to its biggest debtor, America. China's admirers point to its ability to mobilize state resources, quick decision-making and business-friendly environment as reasons for its economic ascendency. But can its brand of state-directed capitalism overcome rampant corruption and the threat of growing inequality, or will the American model of innovation and free markets prevail? The debaters include Orville Schell, Peter Schiff, Ian Bremmer, and Minxin Pei. Sun, 26 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 28177 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: China Does Capitalism Better than America Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care http://redriverradio.org/post/intelligence-squared-us-ration-end-life-care <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Sunday, May 12 at 6 p.m.&nbsp;</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just because we can extend life, should we? The U.S. is expected to spend $2.8 trillion on health care in 2012. Medicare alone will cost taxpayers $590 billion, with over 25% going toward patients in their last year of life. If health care is a scarce resource, limited by its availability and our ability to pay for it, should government step in to ration care, deciding whose life is worth saving? In other words, how much is an extra month of life worth? The debaters are Dr. Art </span>Kellermann<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Peter Singer, Sally Pipes, and Ken Connor.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 12 May 2013 23:00:00 +0000 27185 at http://redriverradio.org Intelligence Squared US: Ration End of Life Care Wiley College student returns to Africa to forge partnerships http://redriverradio.org/post/wiley-college-student-returns-africa-forge-partnerships <p>Wiley College senior Chad Mossman of Houston&nbsp;is preparing for a three-week mission trip to&nbsp;Nairobi, Kenya.&nbsp;He&#39;s developing an internship that will create more&nbsp;connections between&nbsp;non-governmental&nbsp;organizations&nbsp;in rural Kenya and&nbsp;Wiley,&nbsp;a historically&nbsp;black college in&nbsp;Marshall, Texas. Tue, 01 May 2012 13:26:54 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 10555 at http://redriverradio.org Wiley College student returns to Africa to forge partnerships Wiley College debaters remake history http://redriverradio.org/post/wiley-college-debaters-remake-history <p>Wiley College&nbsp;will host University&nbsp;of Southern California in an exhibition debate,&nbsp;77 years after the two teams sparred&nbsp;in a&nbsp;segregated America&nbsp;with Wiley&nbsp;pulling out a victory.&nbsp;</p><p>The debate is&nbsp;Jan. 27, at&nbsp;7 p.m., at&nbsp;Wiley&#39;s&nbsp;Julius S.&nbsp;Scott Sr. Chapel.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 14:40:45 +0000 Kate Archer Kent 5806 at http://redriverradio.org Wiley College debaters remake history