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Program Description:

The Detour is a monthly show about people and ideas. Each 52-minute episode explores a single theme—such as democracy, land, war, climate change, vaccination, and marriage—through recordings from Oregon Humanities programs, articles from Oregon Humanities magazine, and new conversations with people working to address the challenges that face our communities and thinking about what it means to live together in this place.

The show takes its name from a passage by Hans Jonas in his essay “Tool, Image, and Grave”: “It is not only our relationship to the world that is indirect, but also our relationship to ourselves. We arrive at our own being only via the detour of ideas about it. Knowing of our mortality, we must live as a human being with a self-image that is by no means self-evident, but is the tentative result of questioning and speculation.”

The Detour is hosted by Adam Davis, executive director of Oregon Humanities, and produced by Keiren Bond. Oregon Humanities connects people and communities through conversation, storytelling, and participatory programs to inspire understanding and collaborative change.

Program Time Length: 52 minutes

Day and Time Available to Stations: Mondays 6pm

Program Frequency: Monthly

Program Contains Explicit Language/Content: No

Program is Doing Music Reporting for Syndication: Yes

Program Has Underwriting Announcements: Yes

Program Contains Sponsorship/Donation Information or Request: No

Program Website Has Products/Services for Sale or Accepts Donations: Yes

Program Has Pledge Drive Editions or Pitches Available: No

Program Has Pledge Drive Premiums Available: No

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