Richard Heffner's Open Mind
Richard Heffner's Open Mind

Richard Heffner's Open Mind

2010 - 2014, Chat, News
Interview series.
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Episode Guide

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Black Republicans (Episode 240)

    The Black Republicans

    Professor Leah Wright, Harvard Kennedy School.

    Sunday 28th December 6:30am EST - WNJN (PBS)

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Social Media President? (Episode 239)

    A Social Media President?

    James Kats, Feld Professor of Emerging Media at Boston University's College of Communication.

    Sunday 21st December 6:30am EST - WNJN (PBS)

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Reflections of a Wikimaniac, (Part II) (Episode 238)

    Reflections of a Wikimaniac, (Part II)

    Sue Gardner, former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation, talks about the Internet.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Mayor and His City (Episode 235)

    A Mayor and His City

    Guest: David Dinkins, the 106th New York City Mayor.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Truth From Tehran to America (Episode 234)

    Truth From Tehran to America

    British-Iranian journalist Ramita Navai.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Mayor and His City (Episode 233)

    A Mayor and His City

    David Dinkins reflects on his experience as mayor of New York.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Our Digital Future (Episode 232)

    Our Digital Future

    Mitchell Baker, Chairwoman of the Mozilla Foundation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Reflections of a Wikimaniac, Part II (Episode 231)

    Reflections of a Wikimaniac, Part II

    Sue Gardner, former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Congress ... and Its Discontents (Episode 230)

    Congress ... and Its Discontents

    Journalist Wesley Lowery, The Washington Post.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The End of Copycat China (Episode 229)

    The End of Copycat China

    Shaun Rein, founder of the China Market Research Group.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Master Actress (Episode 228)

    Master Actress

    Guest: Joanna Gleason, Tony Award-winning actress and founder of the Master Class Acting Workshop.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Freedom from Religion (Episode 227)

    Freedom from Religion

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Reflections of a Wikimaniac (Episode 223)

    Reflections of a Wikimaniac

    Sue Gardner, former executive director of the Wikimedia Foundation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Reporter's Notebook (Episode 222)

    A Reporter's Notebook

    Journalist Wesley Lowery reflects on his coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Patriot's Patriot (Episode 221)

    A Patriot's Patriot

    Paul Rieckhoff, founder and CEO of Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Soul Man (Episode 220)

    The Soul Man

    Guest: Aloe Blacc, singer/songwriter.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Soul Man (Episode 219)

    The Soul Man

    Guest: Michael Roth, pres., Wesleyan Univ.

    Sunday 28th December 9:30am EST - CUNY

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Why Liberal Education Matters (Episode 218)

    Why Liberal Education Matters

    President Michael Roth, Wesleyan University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - History's Double Standard (Episode 217)

    History's Double Standard

    Professor Annette Gordon-Reed, Harvard University, discusses the public view of Thomas Jefferson.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Race and the Fourth Estate (Episode 216)

    Race and the Fourth Estate

    Guest: Eric Deggans, TV critic, NPR. Award-winning media writer.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Race & the Fourth Estate (Episode 215)

    Race & the Fourth Estate

    Writer and NPR television critic Eric Deggans talks about social inequality and citizen journalists.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Not Your Father's Electorate (Episode 214)

    Not Your Father's Electorate

    Columnist Carrie Sheffield talks about gender imbalance in the 113th Congress.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Reporter's Notebook (Episode 213)

    A Reporter's Notebook

    Journalist Wesley Lowery discusses the Boston Globe coverage of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Marshall Project (Episode 212)

    The Marshall Project

    Editor-in-Chief Bill Keller, the Marshall Project.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Cultivating Wit (Episode 211)

    Cultivating Wit

    Comic and author Baratunde Thurston.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Digital Natives (Episode 210)

    Digital Natives

    John Palfrey, chairman of the Digital Public Library of America.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Devil That Never Dies (Episode 209)

    The Devil That Never Dies

    Guest: Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, author, 'The Devil That Never Dies: The Rise and Threat of Global Anti-Semitism'.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time (Episode 201)

    The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

    Author Ira Katznelson.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - NU-Q: Northwestern University in Qatar (Episode 200)

    NU-Q: Northwestern University in Qatar

    Everette E. Dennis, dean of Northwestern University in Qatar.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Devil That Never Dies (Episode 199)

    The Devil That Never Dies

    Historian and author Daniel Jonah Goldhagen.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Up to Date With a PR Guru (Episode 198)

    Up to Date With a PR Guru

    Howard Rubenstein, president of Rubenstein Associates.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Be a Journalist, Part II (Episode 197)

    To Be a Journalist, Part II

    Steve Coll, dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Be a Journalist, Part I (Episode 196)

    To Be a Journalist, Part I

    Steve Coll, dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Election of 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh and Hitler (Episode 195)

    The Election of 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh and Hitler

    Historian Susan Dunn.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Mandatory Retirement -- An Age-old, or Just an Old Age Problem? (Episode 194)

    Mandatory Retirement -- An Age-old, or Just an Old Age Problem?

    Attorney Mark Zauderer.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Bringing Palliative Care Into Mainstream American Medicine, Part II (Episode 193)

    Bringing Palliative Care Into Mainstream American Medicine, Part II

    Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Bringing Palliative Care Into Mainstream American Medicine, Part I (Episode 192)

    Bringing Palliative Care Into Mainstream American Medicine, Part I

    Dr. Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Religion and Social Activism in Modern America, Part II (Episode 191)

    Religion and Social Activism in Modern America, Part II

    Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Journalism's Transition to the Digital Age (Episode 190)

    Journalism's Transition to the Digital Age

    Stephen Shepard, founding dean of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Paying It Forward (Episode 189)

    Paying It Forward

    Dr. Sandip Kapur discusses kidney transplants from living donors.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - America's Families Have Changed ... Its Workplaces Haven't (Episode 188)

    America's Families Have Changed ... Its Workplaces Haven't

    Kathleen Christensen discusses the realities of older Americans who continue to work.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - World War I as America's Greatest Blunder (Episode 187)

    World War I as America's Greatest Blunder

    Author Burton Yale Pines discusses his book 'America's Greatest Blunder: The Fateful Decision to Enter World War One.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - An Intimate Perspective on Obamacare (Episode 186)

    An Intimate Perspective on Obamacare

    Author David Blumenthal discusses health care in America.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office (Episode 185)

    The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office

    Author David Blumenthal discusses his book 'The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Achieving a Civil Society (Episode 184)

    Achieving a Civil Society

    John Sexton, president of New York University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Global University for the Future, Part II (Episode 183)

    A Global University for the Future, Part II

    John Sexton, president of New York University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Global University for the Future, Part I (Episode 182)

    A Global University for the Future, Part I

    John Sexton, president of New York University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Generation on a Tightrope (Episode 181)

    Generation on a Tightrope

    Dr. Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Saving Lives, Saving Knowledge (Episode 180)

    Saving Lives, Saving Knowledge

    Dr. Allan Goodman, Institute of International Education; attorney Mark Angelson.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - More About the Future of American Medicine (Episode 179)

    More About the Future of American Medicine

    Dr. Herbert Pardes, Executive Vice Chairman of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, talks about healthcare costs.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Proper Role of the American Corporation (Episode 178)

    The Proper Role of the American Corporation

    Research professor Ralph Gomory, New York University Stern School of Business.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - News in Bits and Bytes ... How Will the Kids Know What's Going On? (Episode 177)

    News in Bits and Bytes ... How Will the Kids Know What's Going On?

    Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Art of Controversy (Episode 176)

    The Art of Controversy

    Victor Navasky, publisher emeritus of The Nation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Fighting for the Press (Episode 175)

    Fighting for the Press

    Author James Goodale ('Fighting for the Press: The Inside Story of the Pentagon Papers and Other Battles').

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Floyd Abrams, Friend of the Court (Episode 174)

    Floyd Abrams, Friend of the Court

    Attorney Floyd Abrams discusses the First Amendment.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Be a Journalist, Part II (Episode 173)

    To Be a Journalist, Part II

    Writer Steve Coll, dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Be a Journalist, Part I (Episode 172)

    To Be a Journalist, Part I

    Writer Steve Coll, dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Up to Date With a PR Guru (Episode 171)

    Up to Date With a PR Guru

    Rubenstein Associates President Howard Rubenstein discusses issues important to Americans.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - FDR and the Jews (Episode 169)

    FDR and the Jews

    Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel discusses the book 'FDR and the Jews.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Religion and Social Activism in Modern America (Episode 168)

    Religion and Social Activism in Modern America

    Rabbi J. Rolando Matalon of Congregation B'nai Jeshurun in New York talks about social activism and religion.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - History as an Act of Faith ... or as Bunk, Part II (Episode 167)

    History as an Act of Faith ... or as Bunk, Part II

    Director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick discuss 'The Untold History of the United States.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - History as an Act of Faith ... or as Bunk, Part I (Episode 166)

    History as an Act of Faith ... or as Bunk, Part I

    Director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick discuss 'The Untold History of the United States.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality (Episode 165)

    Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

    Dr. Pauline W. Chen discusses the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver (Episode 164)

    A Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer discusses Alzheimer's disease.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Election of 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh and Hitler (Episode 163)

    The Election of 1940: FDR, Willkie, Lindbergh and Hitler

    Historian and author Susan Dunn.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Be a Journalist, Part II (Episode 162)

    To Be a Journalist, Part II

    Journalist Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Be a Journalist, Part I (Episode 161)

    To Be a Journalist, Part I

    Journalist Steve Coll, Dean of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Big to Jail, Part II (Episode 160)

    To Big to Jail, Part II

    Columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC's 'Squawk Box.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - To Big to Jail, Part I (Episode 159)

    To Big to Jail, Part I

    Columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin, co-anchor of CNBC's 'Squawk Box.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Does Media Violence Contribute to Real Life Violence? (Episode 158)

    Does Media Violence Contribute to Real Life Violence?

    Dr. Richard Friedman talks about how the psychiatric profession should publicly respond to mass killings in the U.S.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part III) (Episode 157)

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part III)

    Author Robert Caro.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part II) (Episode 156)

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part II)

    Author Robert Caro.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part I) (Episode 155)

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part I)

    Author Robert Caro.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Bill Keller, Man for All Times (Part II) (Episode 154)

    Bill Keller, Man for All Times (Part II)

    Columnist Bill Keller.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Bill Keller, Man for All Times (Part 1) (Episode 153)

    Bill Keller, Man for All Times (Part 1)

    Columnist Bill Keller.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Steven Brill on the American Medical Marketplace (Episode 152)

    Steven Brill on the American Medical Marketplace

    Investigative journalist Steven Brill.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam ... Mike Wallace ... 1918 -- 2012 (Episode 151)

    In Memoriam ... Mike Wallace ... 1918 -- 2012

    A 1984 interview with broadcast journalist Mike Wallace.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam ... Tom Wicker ... 1926 -- 2011 (Episode 150)

    In Memoriam ... Tom Wicker ... 1926 -- 2011

    A 1984 interview with columnist Tom Wicker.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Good Girls Revolt (Episode 149)

    The Good Girls Revolt

    Journalist Lynn Povich.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Washington's Culture of Secrets, Sources and Leaks (Episode 148)

    Washington's Culture of Secrets, Sources and Leaks

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Max Frankel.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - goodenoughmothering: The Best of the Blog (Episode 147)

    goodenoughmothering: The Best of the Blog

    Dr. Elaine Heffner talks about parenting.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Achieving a Civil Society (Episode 146)

    Achieving a Civil Society

    President John Sexton, New York University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Baseball as a Road to God (Episode 145)

    Baseball as a Road to God

    President John Sexton, New York University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Critic at Large, Part II (Episode 144)

    A Critic at Large, Part II

    Critic Edward Rothstein.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Critic at Large, Part I (Episode 143)

    A Critic at Large, Part I

    Critic Edward Rothstein.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver (Episode 142)

    A Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer discusses her book about caring for people with Alzheimer's.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part III) (Episode 141)

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part III)

    Author Robert Caro.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part II) (Episode 140)

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part II)

    Author Robert Caro.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part I) (Episode 139)

    The Years of Lyndon Johnson: The Passage of Power (Part I)

    Author Robert Caro.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Future of American Medicine (Episode 138)

    The Future of American Medicine

    Dr. Herbert Pardes, New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Open Heart by Elie Wiesel (Episode 137)

    Open Heart by Elie Wiesel

    Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Elie Wiesel discusses his emergency open-heart surgery.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Doctor and Patient (Episode 136)

    Doctor and Patient

    Dr. Pauline W. Chen examines the traditional roles of doctors and patients.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality (Episode 135)

    A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality

    Dr. Pauline W. Chen talks about the doctor-patient relationship.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Price of Everything (Episode 134)

    The Price of Everything

    Columnist Eduardo Porter.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Does the Doctor Know Best? (Episode 133)

    Does the Doctor Know Best?

    Dr. Peter Bach, director of the Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In the Name of the Law (Episode 132)

    In the Name of the Law

    Attorney Mark C. Zauderer.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Successful Aging (Episode 131)

    Successful Aging

    Dr. John Rowe discusses aging.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest Part II (Episode 130)

    Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest Part II

    PBS CEO Paula Kerger.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest (Episode 129)

    Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest

    PBS CEO Paula Kerger.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Immortal Bird (Episode 128)

    Immortal Bird

    Author Doron Weber talks about his son's life and death.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Lincoln Center's Mr. President (Episode 127)

    Lincoln Center's Mr. President

    Reynold Levy, president of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver (Episode 126)

    A Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer discusses 'Guide for the Alzheimer's Caregiver.'

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - An Extraordinary Woman (Episode 125)

    An Extraordinary Woman

    Dr. Ruth Westheimer is the subject of a one-woman play and BBC documentary.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Young American Voters and the Coming Presidential Election, Part II (Episode 124)

    Young American Voters and the Coming Presidential Election, Part II

    Journalist Alexander Heffner examines the significance of younger voters in the 2012 presidential election.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Serious Evil, Serious Injury and Citizens United (Episode 123)

    Serious Evil, Serious Injury and Citizens United

    Attorney Floyd Abrams discusses the Supreme Court's decision in the Citizens United case.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (Episode 122)

    The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park

    William J. vanden Heuvel, founder of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, celebrates the opening of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Americans' Health Care -- Seen With 20/20 Vision, Part II (Episode 121)

    Americans' Health Care -- Seen With 20/20 Vision, Part II

    Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Americans' Health Care -- Seen With 20/20 Vision (Episode 120)

    Americans' Health Care -- Seen With 20/20 Vision

    Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Once Again ... in Conversation With Elie Wiesel (Episode 119)

    Once Again ... in Conversation With Elie Wiesel

    Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal (Episode 118)

    The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal

    Historian Kim Phillips-Fein, New York University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Nation Working Longer ... Perhaps Doing Better, Part III (Episode 117)

    A Nation Working Longer ... Perhaps Doing Better, Part III

    Nicole Maestas, RAND Center for Disability Research.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Nation Working Longer ... Perhaps Doing Better, Part II (Episode 116)

    A Nation Working Longer ... Perhaps Doing Better, Part II

    Nicole Maestas, RAND Center for Disability Research.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Great Emancipator (Episode 115)

    The Great Emancipator

    Historian Harold Holzer.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Vast Wasteland ... a Half Century Later (Episode 114)

    The Vast Wasteland ... a Half Century Later

    Newton Minow, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Search of Leadership (Episode 113)

    In Search of Leadership

    Frances Hesselbein, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Lemon of Illness and the Demand for Lemonade (Episode 112)

    The Lemon of Illness and the Demand for Lemonade

    Dr. Jessie Gruman, Center for Advancing Health.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A New York Times Editorial, 5/7/2012: The Cautionary Tale of Dewey & LeBoeuf (Episode 111)

    A New York Times Editorial, 5/7/2012: The Cautionary Tale of Dewey & LeBoeuf

    Attorney Mark C. Zauderer.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Immortal Bird (Episode 110)

    Immortal Bird

    Doron Weber, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Top Cop (Episode 109)

    Top Cop

    Ray Kelly, New York City Police commissioner, discusses crime, terrorism and police technology.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest, Part II (Episode 108)

    Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest, Part II

    PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest (Episode 107)

    Public Broadcasting in the Public Interest

    PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Rule and Ruin (Episode 106)

    Rule and Ruin

    Editor Sam Tanenhaus, the Sunday New York Times Book Review.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Will the Tea Get Cold? (Episode 105)

    Will the Tea Get Cold?

    Editor Sam Tanenhaus, the Sunday New York Times Book Review.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - There Are Not All That Many People Who Can Really Move the Needle (Episode 104)

    There Are Not All That Many People Who Can Really Move the Needle

    Paul Nurse, president of England's Royal Society.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Have Scientists Earned the Trust of Their Paymasters ... the Public? (Episode 103)

    Have Scientists Earned the Trust of Their Paymasters ... the Public?

    Paul Nurse, president of England's Royal Society.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Living Better ... and Longer ... Thanks to Jane Brody (Episode 102)

    Living Better ... and Longer ... Thanks to Jane Brody

    Columnist Jane Brody.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Robber Barons ... or Industrial Giants? (Episode 101)

    Robber Barons ... or Industrial Giants?

    Historian David Nasaw discusses Andrew Carnegie.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In the Land of Books (Episode 100)

    In the Land of Books

    Editor Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Deaths of Others (Episode 99)

    The Deaths of Others

    John Tirman, Center for International Studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Do We Waste Money on Terminal Patients?, Part II (Episode 98)

    Do We Waste Money on Terminal Patients?, Part II

    Dr. Peter Bach, director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Do We Waste Money on Terminal Patients?, Part I (Episode 97)

    Do We Waste Money on Terminal Patients?, Part I

    Dr. Peter Bach, director, Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Broadcasting in America ... in the Public Interest, Part II (Episode 96)

    Broadcasting in America ... in the Public Interest, Part II

    Michael J. Copps, retiring FCC commissioner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Broadcasting in America ... in the Public Interest (Part I) (Episode 95)

    Broadcasting in America ... in the Public Interest (Part I)

    Michael J. Copps, retiring FCC commissioner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Conversation With a Reporter (Episode 94)

    In Conversation With a Reporter

    Reporter David Segal, The New York Times.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal (Episode 93)

    The Businessmen's Crusade Against the New Deal

    Historian Kim Phillips-Fein.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... An Exchange of Views, Part II (Episode 92)

    Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... An Exchange of Views, Part II

    Attorneys Floyd Abrams and Burt Neuborne.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... An Exchange of Views, Part I (Episode 91)

    Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... An Exchange of Views, Part I

    Attorneys Floyd Abrams and Burt Neuborne.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Google's Loss: The Public's Gain (Episode 90)

    Google's Loss: The Public's Gain

    Robert Darnton, Harvard University Library.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Back at The New Yorker With Hendrik Hertzberg and a National Popular Vote (Episode 89)

    Back at The New Yorker With Hendrik Hertzberg and a National Popular Vote

    Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Back at The New Yorker With Hendrik Hertzberg (Episode 88)

    Back at The New Yorker With Hendrik Hertzberg

    Hendrik Hertzberg, The New Yorker.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Search of Leadership (Episode 87)

    In Search of Leadership

    Frances Hesselbein, Frances Hesselbein Leadership Institute.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Young American Voters and the Coming Presidential Election (Episode 86)

    Young American Voters and the Coming Presidential Election

    Journalist Alexander Heffner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Critic at Large (Episode 85)

    A Critic at Large

    Critic Edward Rothstein, The New York Times.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Critic at Large (Episode 84)

    A Critic at Large

    Critic Edward Rothstein, The New York Times.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Vast Wasteland ... a Half Century Later (Episode 83)

    The Vast Wasteland ... a Half Century Later

    Newton Minow, former Federal Communications Commission chairman.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - At Yale: The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression (Episode 82)

    At Yale: The Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression

    Attorney Floyd Abrams.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam: Andy Rooney 1919-2011 (Episode 81)

    In Memoriam: Andy Rooney 1919-2011

    A 2003 interview with Andy Rooney.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Idea and the Uses of a Foundation (Episode 80)

    The Idea and the Uses of a Foundation

    President Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Idea and the Uses of a Foundation (Episode 79)

    The Idea and the Uses of a Foundation

    President Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership (Episode 78)

    Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership

    Former British Foreign Secretary David Owen.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership (Episode 77)

    Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership

    Former British Foreign Secretary David Owen.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Mario Cuomo on the Death Penalty ... and More (Episode 76)

    Mario Cuomo on the Death Penalty ... and More

    Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo discusses why he opposes the death penalty.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Franklin D. Roosevelt and His Four Freedoms ... 70 Years Later (Episode 75)

    Franklin D. Roosevelt and His Four Freedoms ... 70 Years Later

    William J. vanden Heuvel discusses the relevance of the four freedoms.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Curse of Short-termism in America (Episode 74)

    The Curse of Short-termism in America

    Attorney Ira M. Millstein.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Curse of Short-termism in America (Episode 73)

    The Curse of Short-termism in America

    Attorney Ira M. Millstein.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Legal Brain-Scape: Neuroscience and the Law (Episode 72)

    The Legal Brain-Scape: Neuroscience and the Law

    Attorney Mark Zauderer talks about the aging brain.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - More About Print -- Books and Newspapers -- With Sam Tanenhaus (Episode 71)

    More About Print -- Books and Newspapers -- With Sam Tanenhaus

    Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Truth and Accuracy in Books ... Whose Responsibility? (Episode 70)

    Truth and Accuracy in Books ... Whose Responsibility?

    Sam Tanenhaus, The New York Times Book Review.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - What Is News? (Episode 69)

    What Is News?

    Historian Robert Darnton discusses history and news.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Google's Loss: The Public's Gain (Episode 68)

    Google's Loss: The Public's Gain

    Director Robert Darnton, Harvard University Library.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Julie Salamon and the Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein (Episode 67)

    Julie Salamon and the Uncommon Life of Wendy Wasserstein

    Author Julie Salamon.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Peculiar Institution -- America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition (Episode 66)

    Peculiar Institution -- America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition

    Sociology professor David Garland.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Television's Man for All Seasons (Episode 65)

    Television's Man for All Seasons

    Television producer Norman Lear.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Television's Man for All Seasons (Episode 64)

    Television's Man for All Seasons

    Television producer Norman Lear.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Doctors in America: Professionals or Providers (Episode 63)

    Doctors in America: Professionals or Providers

    Internist Richard P. Cohen.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Nation Working Longer ... Perhaps Doing Better (Episode 62)

    A Nation Working Longer ... Perhaps Doing Better

    Dr. Richard Johnson, the Urban Institute, discusses the benefits of retiring at a later age.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - There Are Not All That Many People Who Can Really Move the Needle (Episode 61)

    There Are Not All That Many People Who Can Really Move the Needle

    Paul Nurse, the Royal Society, discusses elitism in funding senior scientists.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Have Scientists Earned the Trust of Their Paymasters ... the Public? (Episode 60)

    Have Scientists Earned the Trust of Their Paymasters ... the Public?

    President Paul Nurse, the Royal Society.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Talk Therapy vs. Fewer Dollars and Less Time (Episode 59)

    Talk Therapy vs. Fewer Dollars and Less Time

    Dr. Robert Michaels discusses treating patients more with medication than with talk time.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Joe Nocera's Good Guys & Bad Guys (Episode 58)

    Joe Nocera's Good Guys & Bad Guys

    Columnist Joe Nocera discusses his book.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Bill Moyers JOURNAL: The Conversation Continues (Episode 57)

    Bill Moyers JOURNAL: The Conversation Continues

    Journalist Bill Moyers discusses his book.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Bill Moyers JOURNAL: The Conversation Continues (Episode 56)

    Bill Moyers JOURNAL: The Conversation Continues

    Journalist Bill Moyers discusses his book.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Howard Gardner on Truth, Beauty and Goodness (Episode 55)

    Howard Gardner on Truth, Beauty and Goodness

    Harvard University professor Howard Gardner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Memories of a Newsman (Episode 54)

    Memories of a Newsman

    Journalist John Darnton discusses his father, a correspondent killed in World War II.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - For the Old Men of the Class of '46 (Episode 53)

    For the Old Men of the Class of '46

    Columbia College Dean Michele Moody-Adams.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Historian as Public Intellectual (Episode 52)

    The Historian as Public Intellectual

    Columbia University professor Eric Foner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Great Emancipator (Episode 51)

    The Great Emancipator

    Columbia University professor Eric Foner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam: Dr. Fred Plum 1924-2010 (Episode 50)

    In Memoriam: Dr. Fred Plum 1924-2010

    From 1994: Dr. Fred Plum, New York Hospital chief of neurology.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - There Are Not All That Many People Who Can Really Move the Needle (Episode 49)

    There Are Not All That Many People Who Can Really Move the Needle

    President Paul Nurse, the Royal Society.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Have Scientists Earned the Trust of Their Paymasters ... the Public? (Episode 48)

    Have Scientists Earned the Trust of Their Paymasters ... the Public?

    President Paul Nurse, the Royal Society.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Farewell to Gutenberg? (Episode 47)

    Farewell to Gutenberg?

    Editor-in-Chief Michael Korda, Simon & Schuster.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama (Episode 46)

    Paranoid Politics in the Age of Obama

    Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Will Bunch.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Growing Up Digital ... Good for the Kids, or Bad? (Episode 45)

    Growing Up Digital ... Good for the Kids, or Bad?

    Dr. Michael Levine, executive director of the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Peculiar Institution -- America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition (Episode 44)

    Peculiar Institution -- America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition

    Author David Garland.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America (Episode 43)

    The Rise of the Liberal Rich and the Remaking of America

    David Callahan, co-founder of Demos.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership (Episode 42)

    Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership

    David Owen, former British Foreign Secretary.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership (Episode 41)

    Medicalizing Poor Political Leadership

    David Owen, former British Foreign Secretary.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Democracy in America (Episode 40)

    Democracy in America

    President Vartan Gregorian, Carnegie Corporation of New York.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Web Means the End of Forgetting (Episode 39)

    The Web Means the End of Forgetting

    Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Web Means the End of Forgetting (Episode 38)

    The Web Means the End of Forgetting

    Jeffrey Rosen, The New Republic.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Palliative Medicine: Care vs. Cure? (Episode 37)

    Palliative Medicine: Care vs. Cure?

    Dr. Diane Meier discusses palliative care and serious illness.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Obama Agenda ... for a New Deal (Episode 36)

    The Obama Agenda ... for a New Deal

    Harvard University political scientist Theda Skocpol.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Obama Agenda ... for a New Deal (Episode 35)

    The Obama Agenda ... for a New Deal

    Harvard University political scientist Theda Skocpol.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Bully Pulpit (Episode 34)

    The Bully Pulpit

    Executive Director Michael Waldman, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Historian as Public Intellectual (Episode 33)

    The Historian as Public Intellectual

    Professor and historian Eric Foner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Great Emancipator (Episode 32)

    The Great Emancipator

    Columbia University professor Eric Foner.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Times, Its Readers, and Their Advocate, Chapter 3 (Episode 31)

    The Times, Its Readers, and Their Advocate, Chapter 3

    Retired editor Clark Hoyt discusses his tenure at The New York Times.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Times, Its Readers, and Their Advocate, Chapter 3 (Episode 30)

    The Times, Its Readers, and Their Advocate, Chapter 3

    Retired editor Clark Hoyt discusses his tenure at The New York Times.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Palliative Medicine: Care vs. Cure? (Episode 29)

    Palliative Medicine: Care vs. Cure?

    Dr. Diane Meier of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine talks about palliative care.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam: Neil Postman -- 1931-2003 (Episode 28)

    In Memoriam: Neil Postman -- 1931-2003

    A 1985 interview with author Neil Postman.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... an Exchange of Views (Episode 27)

    Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... an Exchange of Views

    Civil liberties attorneys Floyd Abrams and Burt Neuborne.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... an Exchange of Views (Episode 26)

    Big Money, Low Politics and the High Court ... an Exchange of Views

    Civil liberties attorneys Floyd Abrams and Burt Neuborne.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Your Personal Health ... With Jane Brody (Episode 25)

    Your Personal Health ... With Jane Brody

    The New York Times personal health columnist Jane Brody.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Health Care Reform and Personal Privacy (Episode 24)

    Health Care Reform and Personal Privacy

    Janlori Goldman, Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Hero: Lawrence of Arabia (Episode 23)

    Hero: Lawrence of Arabia

    Author Michael Korda.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers (Episode 22)

    A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers

    John Rowe, Columbia University; Lisa Berkman, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers (Episode 21)

    A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers

    John Rowe, Columbia University; James Jackson, University of Michigan.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers (Episode 20)

    A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers

    Dr. John Rowe and Dr. Linda Fried discuss MacArthur Foundation's Research Network on an Aging Society.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Nine Old (and Young) Men (and Women) (Episode 19)

    Nine Old (and Young) Men (and Women)

    Presidential speechwriter Jeff Shesol.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Nine Old (and Young) Men (and Women) (Episode 18)

    Nine Old (and Young) Men (and Women)

    Presidential speechwriter Jeff Shesol.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Web Means the End of Forgetting (Episode 17)

    The Web Means the End of Forgetting

    Law professor Jeffrey Rosen.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The Web Means the End of Forgetting (Episode 16)

    The Web Means the End of Forgetting

    Law professor Jeffrey Rosen.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and the Public Interest (Episode 15)

    Food, Drugs, Medical Devices and the Public Interest

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers (Episode 14)

    A Society With Many More Seniors With Walkers Than Youngsters in Strollers

    Columbia University professor John Rowe, discusses aging.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The OpEd Page (Episode 13)

    The OpEd Page

    David Shipley, The New York Times, discusses letters to the editor and Op-Ed pieces.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Charlie and Doc ... Goodbye Mr. Chips (Episode 12)

    Charlie and Doc ... Goodbye Mr. Chips

    New York University President John Sexton and Richard Heffner recall their high school teachers.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Media Matters (Episode 11)

    Media Matters

    Distinguished Professor Emeritus Jerome Aumente, Rutgers University.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam ... David Brown, 1916-2010 (Episode 10)

    In Memoriam ... David Brown, 1916-2010

    Archive interview from 1990 with journalist David Brown.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In Memoriam ... Arnold Forster, 1912-2010 (Episode 9)

    In Memoriam ... Arnold Forster, 1912-2010

    Archive interviews from 1956 and 1988 with Arnold Forster, former leader of the Anti-Defamation League.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Money Talks ... But Can It Claim the Right of Free Speech? (Episode 8)

    Money Talks ... But Can It Claim the Right of Free Speech?

    Burt Neuborne, legal director of New York University Law School's Brennan Center for Justice.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Money Talks ... But Can It Claim the Right of Free Speech? (Episode 7)

    Money Talks ... But Can It Claim the Right of Free Speech?

    Burt Neuborne, legal director of New York University Law School's Brennan Center for Justice.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Money Talks ... But Can It Claim the Right of Free Speech? (Episode 6)

    Money Talks ... But Can It Claim the Right of Free Speech?

    Burt Neuborne, legal director of New York University Law School's Brennan Center for Justice.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The War Lovers (Episode 5)

    The War Lovers

    Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - The War Lovers (Episode 4)

    The War Lovers

    Newsweek editor-at-large Evan Thomas.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Democracy in America (Episode 3)

    Democracy in America

    Carnegie Corporation of New York President Vartan Gregorian.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - Leon Botstein ... The Bard of Bard College (Episode 2)

    Leon Botstein ... The Bard of Bard College

    Bard College President Leon Botstein.

  • Richard Heffner's Open Mind - In the Public Interest (Episode 1)

    In the Public Interest

    Former Time Warner/AOL CEO Gerald Levin discusses American business and the public interest.

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