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Each week, Kara Miller talks to our most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy.

Each week, Kara Miller talks to our most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy.
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Boston, MA

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PRI

WGBH

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Each week, Kara Miller talks to our most innovative thinkers, examining new ideas and potential solutions to today’s many challenges. Topics range from education to health care to green energy.

Language:

English


Episodes

Full Show: Obsessing Over Obsession

10/13/2017
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What do compulsions, fandoms, and the Polaroid camera have in common? Find out this week on Innovation Hub, where we’re obsessing over obsessions.

Duration: 01:06:02


Full Show: All About Accountability

10/6/2017
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This week on Innovation Hub, we learn about different ways to keep track of the facts -- from cataloging the internet to broadcasting live from the Senate.

Duration: 01:05:36


The Psychology Behind A Divided America

9/29/2017
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Why does it seem like America’s more divided than ever? We turn to psychology for the answer.

Duration: 00:31:31


Searching For Meaning (and Medians)

9/29/2017
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Means and medians might induce flashbacks to junior high math class. But in a world awash in statistics, knowing the difference between the two is super useful.

Duration: 00:07:02


Is Bipartisanship Actually Dead?

9/29/2017
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Democrats and Republicans aren’t exactly known for their ability to set aside their differences. We take a look at whether bipartisanship is alive and well, floundering, or flatlining.

Duration: 00:19:32


Historic Innovation: Rebuilding The Furniture Game

9/29/2017
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We learn the story of Ingvar Kamprad who revolutionized the furniture business, going from selling matches to selling matching bedroom sets.

Duration: 00:04:17


Full Show: Can We Meet in the Middle?

9/29/2017
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This week on Innovation Hub, can we meet in the middle? We’re talking division, medians, and bipartisanship.

Duration: 01:07:45


The Questionable Health Benefits Of Artificial Sweeteners

9/22/2017
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On the surface, artificial sweeteners seem like a no-brainer for anyone trying to lose weight. But, before you reach for the Sweet’N Low, listen to the complex history, and possible negative health effects, of sugar substitutes.

Duration: 00:19:57


How Your Health Data Gets Sold

9/22/2017
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Medical information stays between a patient and their doctor, right? Author Adam Tanner tells us that may not be the case.

Duration: 00:12:07


How Math Can Help You Understand Your Fear Of Flying

9/22/2017
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Do you get nervous before every flight you take? This interview is for you.

Duration: 00:08:51


The Psychology Behind Popularity

9/15/2017
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Sorry nerds, popularity matters. Psychology professor Mitch Prinstein explains why.

Duration: 00:25:16


The Aspirational Economy

9/15/2017
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Turns out, being famous online doesn’t always translate into a stable income. Author Brooke Erin Duffy and Youtuber Gaby Dunn explain.

Duration: 00:19:35


No Rest For The Busy American

9/15/2017
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Too busy to listen to this podcast? In America, your unavailability is a status symbol.

Duration: 00:10:38


Historic Innovation: The Microwave

9/15/2017
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TV dinners, popcorn bags, hot pockets… the story behind the invention that led to an entirely new cuisine.

Duration: 00:02:41


Full Show: Everybody Likes Me

9/15/2017
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This week on Innovation Hub we’ll take a look at the science of popularity, the hard work that goes into making a living online, and the reason why we always say we’re busy.

Duration: 00:41:11


Where Babies Come From

9/8/2017
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How did sea urchins help humanity figure out where babies come from? Science writer Edward Dolnick has the answer.

Duration: 00:21:48


The Winners And Losers Of Climate Change

9/8/2017
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Scientists estimate that we could be losing thousands of species to climate change each year. But, take heart says ecologist Chris Thomas: there are also many new species being created.

Duration: 00:14:11


Naturally Good For You

9/8/2017
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Tree huggers might be onto something. Florence Williams explains how nature can make us healthier.

Duration: 00:13:47


Full Show: It's Human Nature

9/8/2017
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We look at when humans learned where babies come from, why a walk in the woods can lower your blood pressure, and which species are adapting well to climate change. That’s all on this week’s Innovation Hub.

Duration: 00:49:46


Full Show: A Better Way To Learn

9/1/2017
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This week on Innovation Hub: A show on learning. First, do liberals really dominate academia? Then, if properly taught, everyone can grasp math. After that find out how reading links to health and longevity. Finally, Nancy Weiss Malkiel transports us to the moment when elite colleges finally started admitting women.

Duration: 00:49:40

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