Archives of "Ideas and Issues"
WETS-FM  (89.5)   |   Former host: Hugh LaFollette  |  email him


Audio Versions of Select Shows

1995 - 2002

Lists of Shows

1999 - 2002


"I don't know of any other radio program that invests so much time in serious ideas or makes them so accessible to listeners. It's a great public service. And Hugh LaFollette is a wonderful interviewer. His questions are intelligent and well-formed, he has a sure sense of what matters, and he has an easy, gentle style that would coax the best from any guest. Both the show and the interviewer are a credit to public radio."
Charles Beitz, Politics, Princeton University

"LaFollette is a wonderful interviewer: extremely thoughtful and well-prepared, exceedingly well organized. He is fun to talk to: he relaxes the interviewee. We got to the issues that would be of greatest interest to a curious and reflective audience, and he keeps the discussion from going off on tangents that would be of merely academic interest. 'Ideas and Issues' is a first-rate show that would engage a wide and enthusiastic audience if it were to become more broadly available."
Martha Nussbaum, Law and Philosophy, University of Chicago

"Hugh LaFollette does serious public service broadcasting. He treats guests like adults, and he treats the audience like citizens. This entitles him to more and more listeners." 
Michael Ignatieff, President, Central European University

"His choice of subjects, guests, and questions makes "Ideas and Issues" a model of intelligent dialogue. Dr. LaFollette is aware he has a responsibility to inform and educate his audience. At the same time, his informal style and warm good humor assures his listeners that he respects them. I hope those responsible for public programming will make this engaging program accessible to the nation's listeners."
Alan Kraut, History, American University

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