Walter Isaacson's Recipe for Innovation09/12/14
English major? Thats no excuse not to learn the language of code, says Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute.
Keeping Humanities Alive in a STEM World
Are Chaucer and Milton destined to disappear? As college students increasingly gravitate towards STEM fields, fewer are majoring in the humanities. Pulitzer Prize winners and Harvard professors Stephen Greenblatt and Louis Menand discuss evolving...
Why Think Tanks Really Matter
Think tanks are a quiet, powerful player that continue to shape American government and public opinion. We look at where they come from - and how they get their money - with Andrew Seele of The Wilson Center.
The Women in Tech Problem
90% of Twitters technical employees are men. Apple, Google, and Facebook arent much different. Venture capitalist Eurie Kim and SupportPay CEO Sheri Atwood give us an honest look into the tech world - and explain what can be done to balance the...
9.6.14 - The Whole Design Show
Innovation Hub is all about design and redesign. Sasha Frere-Jones, pop critic for The New Yorker, talks about how technology has made it easier than ever to produce musicand why the results can be surprising. Then we have a discussion about the maker...
The End of the Pop Star
Forget recording studios and mega-endorsement deals. Would-be pop stars can record music in their basements and find fame through an online following.
Why the Maker Movement Matters
Making things - from gadgets to jam to furniture - is becoming more mainstream. And it may be about to change our economy, according to Chris Anderson, author of "Makers: The New Industrial Revolution," former editor of Wired Magazine, and co-founder...
8.30.14 - Work, Interrupted - The Whole Labor Day Special
How are jobs - and workers - changing? Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee discuss which robots we should fear, and which we shouldnt. New York Times columnist Tom Friedman weighs in on the future of work. Plus, we may be heading for a 32-hour work...
White Collar Jobs - Automated Out of Existence?
Automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence are fundamentally changing all jobs, not just those in manufacturing, according to Andrew McAfee and Erik Brynjolfsson, authors of "The Second Machine Age."
Without the Right Workers, American Industries Could Vanish
There are millions of good jobs available, but the American education system leaves graduates unprepared to fill them, say Elizabeth Reynolds, executive director of the Industrial Performance Center at MIT, and Rosabeth Moss Kanter, a professor at...
Marissa Mayer Says Balance Isn't Always Good
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer talks about finding a rhythm in work and life and the benefit of being off balance.
Forget the Raise?
When it comes to money - whether in the form of a bonus, new car, or the latest gadget - more is not always better, according to Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, authors of "Happy Money."
Sal Khan: Education for All
Sal Khan has been asking some tough questions about education, and hes bent on re-inventing our system, one student at a time.
An Unconventional Education Toolbox
Dr. Roberta Ness, author of Genius Unmasked talks about Maria Montessori, one educational pioneer who may have figured out a way to nurture childrens natural inquisitiveness.
Fighting the Nerd Stereotype
Our future depends on rethinking nerdiness, according to David Anderegg, author of Nerds: How Dorks, Dweebs, Techies, and Trekkies Can Save America.
A Dip Into History: Scholastic Aptitude
In the 1930s, the president of Harvard devised a military-inspired way to bring in middle and lower income scholarship students. What did he come up with?
The Team That Gave America Twister
The twisted tale of a game that youve probably played, thanks to Johnny Carson.
For Creativity, Two is Better Than One
Is the stereotypical lone genius just a myth? There would be no Beatles without Lennon and McCartney, no Google without Page and Brin, no Apple without Jobs and Wozniak.
The gambling industry has made serious money by manipulating the science of human behavior, according to Natasha Dow Schull, a cultural anthropologist at MIT.
Building a Mini Silicon Valley
How do states with smaller populations grab young talent? We look at Vermonts strategy - and why its so tough to lure millennials away from New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.
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