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Wide Angle is a weekly interview show featuring guest authors and activists from the Arlington community and beyond. While we hope to give context to stories you might hear on the news, Wide Angle is by no means a “news show.” And although we explore issues from a political angle on occasion, neither are we a “political show.”

Instead, Wide Angle aspires to offer a quiet place to explore the big ideas not often addressed by our mainstream media: incarceration and income inequality, war and military recruitment, race and Israel/Palestine, as well as issues that underscore our common humanity, such as food, grief and hospice. And we endeavor to leave viewers of every episode with at least two things: energy borne of frustration or illumination, anger or hope, as well as the resources to pursue action and make change.

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Episodes

Wide Angle: Episode 45 – Gross National Happiness – Web Extra

Wide Angle: Episode 45 – Gross National Happiness – Web Extra

“Happiness,” said Aristotle, “is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.” The notion even made the final edit in one of this country’s founding documents, the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be...
Wide Angle: Episode 44 – Healing Power of Farming – Web Extra

Wide Angle: Episode 44 – Healing Power of Farming – Web Extra

Despite the obvious need to feed an expanding population, fifty acres of prime agricultural land is paved over and developed every hour in North America. This at the same time that opioid addiction and overdoses have reached epidemic proportions. Could answers to both...
Wide Angle: Episode 44 – Healing Power of Farming

Wide Angle: Episode 44 – Healing Power of Farming

Despite the obvious need to feed an expanding population, fifty acres of prime agricultural land is paved over and developed every hour in North America. This at the same time that opioid addiction and overdoses have reached epidemic proportions. Could answers to both...
Wide Angle: Episode 42 – Daring Democracy Pt. 2

Wide Angle: Episode 42 – Daring Democracy Pt. 2

Winston Churchill is quoted as having said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” Peter’s guests disagree. They think that democracy–a government of, by and for the people–is actually pretty...
Wide Angle: Episode 41 – Daring Democracy Pt. 1

Wide Angle: Episode 41 – Daring Democracy Pt. 1

Winston Churchill is quoted as having said: “Democracy is the worst form of government, except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” My guests today disagree. They think that democracy–a government of, by and for the people–is...