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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 32 – PCFF Web Extra

Wide Angle: Episode 32 – PCFF Web Extra

The Middle East peace process–which has fitfully started and stopped, though mostly stalled, since the mid-1970s–is an enterprise largely conducted by diplomats intent on gaining an upper hand. But what would the dialogue sound like if the people negotiating where...
Wide Angle: Episode 31 – Town Day 2017 Smorgasbord

Wide Angle: Episode 31 – Town Day 2017 Smorgasbord

Every September, Arlington celebrates itself with Town Day. This year was no different, and Wide Angle took the opportunity to meet with leaders from four local organizations that aim to support members of the Arlington community and beyond: the Housing Corporation of...
Wide Angle: Episode 30 – Hawaii’s Senate Bill 2

Wide Angle: Episode 30 – Hawaii’s Senate Bill 2

Most of us consider homelessness a social, or perhaps an economic problem. But a medical condition? Hawaii’s Senate Bill 2 (SB2) seeks to classify chronic homelessness as a medical condition, and empower doctors to write a prescription for housing. Joining host Peter...
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...