Lee Urton

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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 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 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...