Debate Show Goes Weekly


“Intelligence Squared U.S.” show is now being offered weekly. The program will feature new debates and conversations furthering Intelligence Squared U.S.’s mission of combating extreme polarization by exposing audiences to smart arguments across a range of timely issues.

“In our increasingly divided world, Americans deserve a contempt-free zone for hearing both sides of the issues,” said Clea Conner, CEO of Intelligence Squared U.S. “We are thrilled to offer our program on a weekly basis to help expose public radio listeners to a range of ideas on some of the most important questions of our time.”

The program was made possible in part by a grant from the Laura and Gary Lauder Family Venture Philanthropy Fund, contributing up to $1.25 million over four years to initiate the Debate for Understanding program.

The current list of stations that will air the weekly show include: WNYC (New York), WLRN and WGCU (Miami), KVPR (Central California), WBHM (Birmingham), WYSO (Southern Ohio), and Wyoming Public Radio. The weekly programs are offered on Fridays.


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