In Plato’s Republic, he argues that when a democracy has ripened fully, a would-be tyrant often seizes the moment and takes over. Has the United States gotten to that point? And Republican presidential candidates have consistently grumbled about the state of the U.S. economy, but in California, unemployment is way down and the economic growth is outpacing the national economy. How will the candidates adjust their messaging for California voters? Then, it turns out that winning the Biggest Loser does not necessarily result in a happy ending. After that, we’ll explore great TV music in this golden age of television. And finally, Press Play producer Matt Holzman takes us to Cal State Fullerton where organ transplant recipients break a Guinness World Record.
Is America Too Democratic? And, the Golden Age of Television Music
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Is America Too Democratic?
In Plato’s Republic, he argues that when a democracy has ripened fully, a would-be tyrant often seizes the moment and takes over. Has the United States ripened to that point...
11 min, 53 sec
Do the Candidates Need to Change their Messaging for California Voters?
Donald Trump and the other two Republican candidates were in California over the weekend. In a speech at the GOP convention, Ted Cruz tailored his message to California...
7 min, 9 sec
Life and Health After ‘The Biggest Loser’
For more than a decade, contestants on The Biggest Loser have transformed their bodies – and bared their souls – for TV audiences. In season after season, they’ve competed...
8 min, 25 sec
The Golden Age of Television Music
The Game of Thrones theme has spawned a million earworms, and it’s just one theme indicative of the current golden age of original television music. As shows on the small...
13 min, 26 sec