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The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.

The Open Mind, Hosted by Alexander Heffne‪r‬ WNET

    • News
    • 4.6 • 40 Ratings

The Open Mind is a thoughtful excursion into the world of ideas across media, politics, technology, the arts and all realms of civic life.

    Inventing and Reinventing the Po' boy

    Inventing and Reinventing the Po' boy

    Parkway Bakery chef and proprietor discusses the history, legacy, and future of the New Orleans born creation.

    • 26 min
    Impeachment Nullified

    Impeachment Nullified

    Constitutional scholar Kimberly Wehle discusses how Chief Justice Roberts and Republican Senators effectively nullified the second impeachment trial of Donald Trump and prevented conviction. 

    • 27 min
    Democratic Insecurity in America

    Democratic Insecurity in America

    “Hiding in Plain Sight” author Sarah Kendzior discusses how to reverse U.S. authoritarianism and prosecute treason. 

    • 27 min
    How to Confront Vaccine Hesitancy

    How to Confront Vaccine Hesitancy

    Columbia University Emergency Medicine Dr. Tsion Firew discusses the factors contributing to vaccine hesitancy and how to address them.

    • 20 min
    Cyber Crime, Failed Internet Governance, and Money-Equalizing Hacks

    Cyber Crime, Failed Internet Governance, and Money-Equalizing Hacks

    UpGuard director Chris Vickery discusses the state of cyber security, the failure to establish global virtual governance, and the future of money-equalizing hacks.

    • 35 min
    The Urgent Need for Genomic Surveillance

    The Urgent Need for Genomic Surveillance

    Ithaca College evolutionary ecologist Brooks Miner discusses his project tracking the COVID variants and the race to advance U.S. genomic sequencing.

    • 28 min

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40 Ratings

40 Ratings

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F Ing love this guy! Incredibly smart and pragmatic discussions

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Come back to the McLaughlin Group and bring some moderate sanity to the forum. Alexander for President!!!!

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Jan 7 episode

Is there a reason that your guest continually mispronounced Kamala Harris’ name and you let her get away with that?? Sad journalism.

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