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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 23 – Honduras

Wide Angle: Episode 23 – Honduras

As the Trump administration clamors to seal off our borders to some–citing threats to wages, jobs and safety–there is a notable silence, and a stunning lack of curiosity if not concern, as to why so many take the desperate step of entering the US illegally...
Wide Angle: Episode 22 – War Tax Resistance – Web Extra

Wide Angle: Episode 22 – War Tax Resistance – Web Extra

There is no memory of any US president or presidential hopeful ever publicly stating that it makes good sense–business or otherwise–to pay as little in taxes as possible. Until this past Fall. With that example–and tax day approaching–it seemed...
Wide Angle: Episode 22 – War Tax Resistance

Wide Angle: Episode 22 – War Tax Resistance

There is no memory of any US president or presidential hopeful ever publicly stating that it makes good sense–business or otherwise–to pay as little in taxes as possible. Until this past Fall. With that example–and tax day approaching–it seemed...
Wide Angle: Episode 21 – Local Solutions to Global Challenges

Wide Angle: Episode 21 – Local Solutions to Global Challenges

In late August of 2015, Peter’s guest began a four-and-a-half month, 12,000-mile journey around the US. Her objective: to seek out ordinary people and communities who were tackling the challenges that confront us: climate change, racism, economic inequality to...
Wide Angle: Episode 19 – Japanese American Incarceration

Wide Angle: Episode 19 – Japanese American Incarceration

Today’s Wide Angle falls under the heading, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” For just as the Trump team attempts various iterations of a Muslim registry, we observe the 75th anniversary of one of this country’s darker hours: the...