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The business of culture | The culture of business. Policy, media & tech, entrepreneurs, authors and more. Full Disclosure airs on NPR member station VPM.

    Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on 2020's Epidemics

    Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on 2020's Epidemics

    Before Covid-19, the U.S. was already facing a number of public health crises. Former Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joins the show to talk about the pandemic, the U.S. response, and the root cause of other American epidemics: loneliness.

    • 50 min
    Meanwhile, Election 2020...

    Meanwhile, Election 2020...

    A year that started with Pres. Trump riding a 50-year low in unemployment has devolved into a summer of pandemic, protests and the worst economy in a generation. The White House and Senate are up for grabs in November. Washington Week's Robert Costa and VOX's Jane Coaston discuss the many the moving parts.

    • 47 min
    Mythology and the Monuments

    Mythology and the Monuments

    For as long as Richmond’s Jim Crow-era Confederate monuments existed, there have been calls for their removal. The Atlantic's Adam Serwer and historian Dr. Julian Hayter join the show to talk about how the myths behind the monuments and the movement to bring them down.

    • 52 min
    Superpower Showdown: The U.S. vs China

    Superpower Showdown: The U.S. vs China

    Bob Davis and Lingling Wei of the Wall Street Journal on their new book, Superpower Showdown: How the Battle Between Trump and Xi Threatens a New Cold War

    • 53 min
    Disinformation and 2020

    Disinformation and 2020

    In this time of pandemic, protests, and a presidential election, how can civil society protect itself from the spread of disinformation on social media? We're joined by Siva Vaidhynathan, Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship at the University of Virginia and author of Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy, and Celeste Headlee, public radio journalist and author of We Need to Talk: How to Have Conversations that Matter.

    • 53 min
    Food Disclosure

    Food Disclosure

    While the pandemic has exposed the shortcomings of the industrial-agricultural supply chain, could the buy-local food and farms movement offer a promising future for our food supply?

    • 53 min

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