It's Jobs Week in the Brian Lehrer Show's "30 Issues in 30 Days" election series. See the full 30 Issues schedule and archive here.
Jack Hidary, technology executive running for mayor as an independent, talks about what the next mayor could do to promote growth in the tech industry.
Then, Manoush Zomorodi, host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City, talks about how the tech sector fuels job creation.
The recent revelation that companies like Google and Facebook routinely hand over data about users' digital communications to the National Security Agency has many Americans wondering whether everything they do online is being tracked by the government.
New Tech City host Manoush Zomorodi spoke to the New York Times technology columnist about why none of Twitter's original founders continue to work at the company and how a service built on connections ended up driving four friends apart.
Scientists at the recently opened New York Genome Center eventually want to screen every child in New York State. But if doctors found that your child had a genetic disorder, would you want to know?
Manoush Zomorodi is the host and managing editor of WNYC's New Tech City. On this week's show, she reports on the tech firms rushing to build the exchanges before the October 1st deadline. She says that for a lot of technologists, they are more than a forum for shopping healthcare plans, they represent a huge business opportunity.
It's kind of funny that one of the key reasons that New York City's tech scene blossomed is because one really smart guy just didn't want to live in Mountain View.
Craig Nevill-Manning is Google's chief engineer in New York City. In fact, saying he built the company's software engineering department in the city from scratch is no exaggeration.
Foursquare co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley was a student of Red Burns, the so-called "godmother of Silicon Alley," who passed away at the end of August at the age of 88.
Scientists in New York City are at the center of President Obama's brain research initiative, a $100 million effort to better understand the inner workings of the human noggin.
Tennis is a sport that prides itself on tradition, but it can't escape technology.
Meet David Rose, an angel investor and a venture capitalist. Yes, both categories of investor fund startup companies, but there are a few key distinctions.
When it comes to finding just the right sized office space, New York City's tech companies are turning to subleases because they are not ready to sign five to 10 year leases favored by the city's landlords.
Simple experiences, like borrowing a ladder from a neighbor or just taking a long solitary hike, are being altered by tech.
Nextdoor is a social network to connect neighbors. According to its CEO and co-founder, the service isn't about organizing a block party: It's about keeping your neighborhood safe, sharing referrals and consolidating all the notices that the city sends out digitally.
Technology isn't stopping one Pennsylvania summer camp from trying to get kids to connect more deeply with nature and one another. The camp decided to conduct an experiment by letting its campers use gadgets as much as they wanted after the devices were away from the campers a period of time. Manoush Zomorodi, of WNYC's New Tech City, has followed the progress of this camp from initial withdrawal to the lessons learned after.
At the Longacre camp in rural Pennsylvania, teens are allowed to bring their smartphones, tablets and other digital devices into the wilderness. In this New Tech City video, see what happens when campers try to balance life in the outdoors with gadgets that won't stop beeping, buzzing and blinking.
Eleanor Longden was diagnosed with schizophrenia and institutionalized and essentially discarded by a mental health system that was unsure of how to help her. So instead Longden began to help herself, listening to and interpreting the voices she once battled in order to learn and grow from them. She is a doctoral psychology researcher and she's chronicled her journey towards understanding herself and the voices in her new TED e-book, "Learning from the Voices in My Head."
Joseph Polchinski is part of a four-man team that’s rethinking our ideas about black holes. In the process, he and his team might overthrow Einstein’s theory of relativity. It might sound like the stuff of science fiction, but in fact, Polchinski's work is shaking up the physics world, and raising new questions about how the universe began.
Most city dwellers are familiar with the vain attempts to flag down a cab when it’s raining or freezing or both. But new taxi-hailing smartphone apps are revolutionizing the relevancy of the outstretched arm and whistle. The apps are serving an alternate, and perhaps more important purpose in New York however. They are bringing cabs to underserved areas and underserved people. New Yorker Stacy-Marie Ishmael explains.