Lee Urton

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Wide Angle: Episode 17 – Vaccination Not All Black and White

Wide Angle: Episode 17 – Vaccination Not All Black and White

Some two hundred years ago, philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer wrote presciently, “All truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.” Which begs the question: what truths of...
Wide Angle: Episode 14 – Media Then and Now

Wide Angle: Episode 14 – Media Then and Now

From its inception, our media has offered both promise and peril. In this encore presentation, Peter joins two previously separate interviews on this common theme: – In the first half, Penn communications professor Victor Pickard illuminates a period in our...
Wide Angle: Episode 13 – Spatializing Blackness

Wide Angle: Episode 13 – Spatializing Blackness

Most of us think of “geography” as the study of continents, the names of capitals, perhaps the impact of rivers on human cultures. And certainly geography is all of those. But what if its lens could also bring into focus how one’s place impacts identity, how housing...
Wide Angle: Episode 10 – Food Sovereignty

Wide Angle: Episode 10 – Food Sovereignty

In 1930, Mahatma Gandhi and a handful of supporters marched some 240 miles to the sea to “make salt.” That is to say, they gathered up and thereby claimed that life-sustaining mineral as their birth right, not a commodity controlled exclusively by their British...