Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson, together again!

PQED writer and WHY?'s host Jack Russell Weinstein is this week's guest on NPR's long-running show The Thomas Jefferson Hour. In the episode "Untrammeled Economy," Jack portrays Scottish philosopher and economist Adam Smith, and discusses morality and its connection to economics.

Click here to listen to online -- look for episode 938.
(Or, click here if you want to download the episode or subscribe to the TJ hour Podcast) 

And revisit the Thomas Jefferson Hour next week when Jack and the host Clay Jenkinson discuss the classic book Robinson Crusoe (and argue a lot!).


Jack’s first appearance as Adam Smith was in Thomas Jefferson Hour episode #766. Go to the TJ Hour Archives to listen.

Clay, by the way, was the guest on the most recent episode of WHY? "Philosophy of Water." Click here to listen.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Next Episode of WHY? "The Philosophy of Water" with Clay Jenkinson. Sunday, September 11, 5 p.m. Central



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WHY? Radio presents:

"Philosophy of Water"
with guest Clay Jenkinson.

Sunday, September 11 at 5 p.m. central


Water is a force for life and for destruction. We simultaneously take it for granted and infuse it with profound meanings. Some of the deepest political battles revolve around its access, yet for most of us, these debates are invisible or disregarded. What is the philosophy of water? How does it affect our lives, and what happens what we are denied it, face too much of it, and when it becomes our enemy? Join host Jack Russell Weinstein and his guest Clay Jenkinson as they swim though these questions, asking about the legacy of hurricane Katrina, the recent floods in Minot, North Dakota, and the struggle to supply clean, accessible water to the world.

Clay Jenkinson is the Director of The Dakota Institute through The Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Chief Consultant to The Theodore Roosevelt Center through Dickinson State University, Distinguished Humanities Scholar at Bismarck State College, and a columnist for the Bismarck Tribune. A cultural commentator who has devoted most of his professional career to public humanities programs, Clay is the host of public radio's The Thomas Jefferson Hour. He has been honored by two United States presidents for his work. On November 6, 1989, he received one of the first five Charles Frankel Prizes, the National Endowment for the Humanities' highest award (now called the National Humanities Medal), at the nomination of the NEH Chair, Lynne Cheney. Since his first work with the North Dakota Humanities Council in the late 1970s, including a pioneering first-person interpretation of Meriwether Lewis, Clay Jenkinson has made thousands of presentations throughout the United States and its territories, including Guam and the Northern Marianas. He is also the author of numerous books.


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