The Challengers: Ai Weiwei (primary)

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The Challengers is a series of dynamic speeches and interviews by uncommon people whose voices are challenging perspectives and offering unique insights into global issues. Upcoming guests include author Amy Chua, Harvard lecturer Yascha Mounk, Berkeley professor Robert Reich and political commentator Sally Kohn.

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Yascha Mounk - People Versus Democracy

Drawing on vivid stories and original research, Yascha Mounk identifies three key drivers of voters’ discontent: stagnating living standards, fears of multiethnic democracy and the rise of social media. To avoid giving up on either individual rights or the popular will, the author of "The People Vs. Democracy" believes politicians need to enact reforms that benefit the many, not just the few.

Francis Fukuyama: Identity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama, best-selling author and renowned political scientist, addresses the issues of identity politics. Fukuyama argues that our connection to personal identities has disconnected us from universal understandings of human dignity.

Left, Right and Center Live: Decisions, Decisions

KCRW take their "Left, Right & Center (LRC)" show on the road—just in time for the 2018 midterm elections that will decide which party controls Congress. Join host Josh Barro and a slate of luminaries from across the political spectrum for a rollicking examination of the issues confounding our country. Imagine the most intensive, in-depth political analysis you've ever experienced—only more fun! LRC Live—because you have decisions to make.

Robert Reich - Fighting for the Common Good

Robert Reich is one of the most beloved and influential voices in progressive politics today. In his new book, "The Common Good," the former Secretary of Labor, and professor of Public Policy at UC Berkeley contends that America has trapped itself in a vicious cycle of whatever it takes that has left us more divided than ever.

 

The Opposite Of Hate: Repairing Our Humanity With Sally Kohn

Whether on social media or television screens, there's increasing divisiveness, hate, vitriol, and more as people discuss their perspectives in public forums. As a progressive commentator on Fox News and CNN, Sally Kohn has earned a reputation as someone who can build bridges across party lines - but even she has her limits. Through conversations across America, the Middle East and Rwanda with scientists, white supremacists and even some of her own Twitter trolls, Kohn will help us understand how hate develops and what we can do to stop it from growing and consuming us.