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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 29 – Basic Income WEB EXTRA

Wide Angle: Episode 29 – Basic Income WEB EXTRA

Does a democracy have a vested interest in ensuring that none of its citizens live in poverty? That a permanent underclass not form? Would not a people free from worry about food and rent, for instance, be more available to the work of remaining informed and...
Wide Angle: Episode 29 – Basic Income

Wide Angle: Episode 29 – Basic Income

Does a democracy have a vested interest in ensuring that none of its citizens live in poverty? That a permanent underclass not form? Would not a people free from worry about food and rent, for instance, be more available to the work of remaining informed and...
Wide Angle: Episode 26 – Teeth

Wide Angle: Episode 26 – Teeth

Many know that the growth rings of trees reveal volumes to a knowledgable observer, including much beyond a tree’s age. Droughts, fire, pest damage: they’re all in there to be read like a book. Turns out our teeth serve much the same function for we humans, providing...
Wide Angle: Episode 25 – Vanishing Bees

Wide Angle: Episode 25 – Vanishing Bees

Our environment, and the countless creatures who inhabit it, face many challenges and affronts–most of which are likely invisible to we humans. One crisis we have been witness to, however, is colony collapse disorder–a phenomenon impacting honeybees and,...
Wide Angle: Episode 24 – LGBTQ+ Web Extra

Wide Angle: Episode 24 – LGBTQ+ Web Extra

In ancient Greece and Rome, cultures from which our own borrowed heavily, homosexuality was a fixture. The Talmud refers to six different sexes, not just the two many note today. Still other societies regard variations in gender expression as commonplace. Yet we in...