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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

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Glenn Loury invites guests from the worlds of academia, journalism and public affairs to share insights on economic, political and social issues.

    The Dark Matter of Developmental Psychology (Glenn Loury & James Heckman)

    The Dark Matter of Developmental Psychology (Glenn Loury & James Heckman)

    The political landscape in Chicago in 2020 ... How do you improve a human being? ... What "The Bell Curve" missed about human development ... How teaching and empowering parents positively impacts children ... The taboo of family-focused anti-poverty efforts ... What is the source of implicit bias? ... James: Politicians on both sides cultivate and exploit racial turmoil ...

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    Calling Out Ibram X. Kendi (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    Calling Out Ibram X. Kendi (Glenn Loury & John McWhorter)

    Welcome to the Glenn Show 2.0 ... A path to forgiveness for the canceled ... John’s upcoming book and wokeism after Trump ... Why is it so easy to get away with junk sociology today? ... John speaks his mind on Ibram X. Kendi ... The mass delusion of the anti-racism movement ... What is required of public intellectuals? ...

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    'Liberties,' a New Journal (Glenn Loury & Leon Wieseltier)

    'Liberties,' a New Journal (Glenn Loury & Leon Wieseltier)

    Leon's new journal Liberties and the current political climate ... Leon: Art "should not be subjected to a political standard" ... Glenn and Leon disagree on Trump ... Leon, an “unrepentant interventionist,” discusses foreign policy ... What's inside the first edition of Liberties? ... Leon defends the idea of Zionism ... America and Israel: two experiments in moving past anti-Semitism ... Thoughts on America's moment of racial reckoning ...

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    The Creators of "What Killed Michael Brown?" (Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Eli Steele, and Shelby Steele)

    The Creators of "What Killed Michael Brown?" (Glenn Loury, John McWhorter, Eli Steele, and Shelby Steele)

    Glenn announces a new version of The Glenn Show ... Eli and Shelby's new documentary, What Killed Michael Brown? ... "Why is it so hard to see the truth here?" ... Shelby: Post-'60s liberalism is the culprit ... What changed in black communities between 1950 and 1980? ... White guilt as a drug ... Eli: BLM had an agenda and was waiting for a tragedy to exploit ... Shelby: The solutions lie in old-fashioned values ... A father and son collaboration ...

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    Trump's Democrats (Glenn Loury & Jon Shields)

    Trump's Democrats (Glenn Loury & Jon Shields)

    Jon's new book, Trump's Democrats ... Doing ethnography in the Rust Belt, an Italian-American suburb, and Appalachia ... Jon: Trump is a familiar figure to these voters ... How Trump embodies honor culture ... Trump's flouting of the norms of the professional class ... Why this style works better locally than nationally ... Jon: Race is not as important as place ... Will Trump's Democrats defect to Biden? ...

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    Free Speech in Academia (Glenn Loury, Carlos Carvalho, and Richard Lowery)

    Free Speech in Academia (Glenn Loury, Carlos Carvalho, and Richard Lowery)

    Glenn critiques attempts to make race a part of academic hiring ... "Optics equality" and the denial of group differences ... Improving low-income primary schools ... Topics on which you can't challenge the consensus ... Glenn's letter denouncing his own university's president over BLM ... Can academics "cite inclusively"? ... Will online education disrupt colleges? ... Advice for a nontenured professor with heterodox views ... What should a university administrator do? ... ...

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