democracy http://kalw.org en Philosophy Talk asks: Is Democracy a Universal Value? http://kalw.org/post/philosophy-talk-asks-democracy-universal-value <p>Americans value democracy, and expect others to value it. But is it a universal value? Does God, or rationality, or something very basic about human sensibility, dictate that states should be organized democratically? What if there were empirical evidence that some non-democratic form of government is more likely to produce human happiness, cultural achievement, and sound money? Fri, 23 May 2014 18:10:37 +0000 Devon Strolovitch 44226 at http://kalw.org Philosophy Talk asks: Is Democracy a Universal Value? Newcomer Eric Swalwell unseats incumbent Pete Stark http://kalw.org/post/newcomer-eric-swalwell-unseats-incumbent-pete-stark <p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px;">California’s </span>15th<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px;"> District race featured young newcomer and </span><a href="http://www.facebook.com/Swalwellforcongress" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px;">Democrat Eric</a><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px;"> </span><a href="https://twitter.com/SwalwellForCA15" style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 15px;"> Wed, 07 Nov 2012 20:33:58 +0000 Hana Baba 19080 at http://kalw.org Newcomer Eric Swalwell unseats incumbent Pete Stark What's Jazz got to do with democracy? http://kalw.org/post/whats-jazz-got-do-democracy <p>Dr. Wes Watkins, IV has built his whole life&rsquo;s work around the idea that there&rsquo;s no better example of democracy than a Jazz ensemble. Dr. Watkins is the founder of the Bay Area-based <a href="http://www.jazzanddemocracy.com/bio.php">Jazz &amp; Democracy Project</a>. He devised a curriculum that teaches schoolchildren lessons in jazz alongside American history and the democratic process.</p> Tue, 08 May 2012 22:39:03 +0000 Hana Baba 10277 at http://kalw.org What's Jazz got to do with democracy? Today on Your Call: What would real reform look like in Burma? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-would-real-reform-look-burma <p>On the next Your Call, we&#39;ll have a conversation about the state of the opposition movement inside Burma, where elections are taking place on April 1. Opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi recently gave her first campaign speech, saying the reform process has yet to deliver democratic gains. It&#39;s been almost five years since the massive uprising in Burma. What do you want to know about the struggle for democracy there? It&rsquo;s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Thu, 15 Mar 2012 14:00:32 +0000 Matt Martin 7528 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What would real reform look like in Burma? Tonight: Philosophy Talk Live with Russ Feingold at Stanford http://kalw.org/post/tonight-philosophy-talk-live-russ-feingold-stanford <p><a href="http://philosophytalk.org/events/march-15-stanford-former-senator-russ-feingold">Former US Senator Russell Feingold joins John Perry and Ken Taylor for a conversation about <strong>Corporations and the Future of Democracy.</strong></a></p><p>It&#39;s free and open to the public Thursday, March 15th at 7pm at Cubberly Auditorium on the Stanford campus.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 04:15:00 +0000 Matt Martin 7249 at http://kalw.org Tonight: Philosophy Talk Live with Russ Feingold at Stanford