Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate discuss Amazon’s pushback against Elizabeth Warren’s threats to break up the company. Recorded April 7, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPDwn9GCvkw Photo by Christian Wiediger on Unsplash
Elan Journo and Agustina Vergara Cid analyze the calls to ban doctors and other health care workers from developing countries to come work in the United States. Recorded March 31, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFRORMv4HbM Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Elan Journo interviews Dr. Amesh Adalja, an expert on pandemic preparedness, about the Covid-19 vaccine rollout and other pandemic updates. Recorded February 19, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xjhOjxTzxbo Photo by Hakan Nural on Unsplash
Imagine being torn away from your husband and son, brutally arrested, and tossed into solitary confinement. Imagine being prevented from calling your family or even speaking to your lawyer. Imagine having to go on a hunger strike to get attention. This was the actual experience of one Iranian woman, Shaparak Shajarizadeh. Her “crime”? Protesting the Iranian … Continue reading Western Apathy Toward Iran’s Religious Dictatorship
Elan Journo interviews Onkar Ghate and Robert Mayhew about the enduring relevance of Ayn Rand's novel We the Living. Recorded February 2, 2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k90gaHMg4Bg Photo by David Gavi on Unsplash
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJTRDSTa8D0 Every so often, the debate over “hate speech” moves to the foreground, and we hear urgent calls for the United States to enact laws banning it. Many claim that such laws would have beneficial outcomes, curtailing speech that belittles, demeans, offends, or discriminates. Canada, the United Kingdom, France and many other Western countries have … Continue reading Nadine Strossen on ‘Hate Speech’ Laws vs. Free Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vZuFiGwJtUg Elan Journo and Onkar Ghate talk with Prof. Glenn Loury of Brown University about the "woke" culture and racism in America today. Jan. 20, 2021.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ-l3JX4Mgo Martin Luther King famously dreamed of a future in which his children “will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” Today that dream is far from realized, and the idea of being “colorblind” is increasingly regarded as entrenching racism. Instead, we’re urged to regard people … Continue reading Racism, ‘Color Blindness,’ and Tribalism