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Hacking Accessibility

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Activists talk about software and wearable technology designed to help people with disabilities, plus calls on low-tech hacks.
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Why Choose a School that Makes You Feel Stupid?

Thursday, April 09, 2015

The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell joins us to discuss choosing the right college and why being a little fish in a big pond can be a disadvantage.
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Ferguson's Elections, Post-Protests

Thursday, April 09, 2015

New School professor & a former state senator from Missouri Jeffrey Smith talks about the city council elections in Ferguson, the first since the protests over the police shooting.
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Being Almost a Doctor

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dr. Matt McCarthy tells the story of his year as an intern and what it tells us about medicine today.
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Blood Brothers: Sibling Influence in Crime

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was found guilty for his role in the Boston bombing, despite his lawyer's argument that he was influenced by his older brother Tamerlan. Why didn't that angle work?
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Malcolm Gladwell; Tsarnaev's Guilty Verdict; Elections in Ferguson

Thursday, April 09, 2015

Malcolm Gladwell on why the underdog sometimes has the upper hand; Tsarnaev's guilty verdict; Ferguson's city council elections; and a doctor reflects on his first year in medicine.
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Rand Paul and the Libertarian Mind

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Sen. Rand Paul is the second person to announce he's running for the Republican nomination for president. The Cato Institute's David Boaz talks about Sen. Paul's libertarian principles.
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Limiting Chain Stores in Jersey City

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Mayor Fulop proposes limiting the number of chain stores in downtown Jersey City.
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Two Babes in a Food Fight

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A blogger who goes by Science Babe went after the popular blogger and anti-GMO champion Food Babe earlier this week, calling her crusade against toxins total bunk. Who's right?
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Great Minds on Happiness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

A journey from ancient times to today's research labs, pondering the attainability of lasting happiness. 
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Collective Bargaining for Higher Education

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

William Herbert and Gary Rhoades discuss collective bargaining and labor relations in higher education.
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Rand Paul; Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed; Philosophy of Happiness

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

Rand Paul's GOP candidacy; Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop on chain stores; collective bargaining in higher ed; the philosophy of happiness; and "Food Babe" vs. "Science Babe."
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What Keeps Googlers Happy

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Google's head of "people operations" -- otherwise known as human resources -- stopped by to offer some insights into retaining employees and making sure they feel purposeful.
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What Tavis Smiley Learned as Maya Angelou's Chaperone

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

As a young man, Smiley spent two weeks "carrying Maya Angelou's bags" around during a trip to Ghana, and he writes in a new book about the ways she inspired him to serve others.
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Merryl Tisch Explains the Education Budget

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Merryl Tisch, the chancellor of the New York State Board of Regents, talks about what the new system of teacher evaluations will look like under the new NYS budget.
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Rolling Stone Still Won't Own its Mistake

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The one surprising revelation to come out of Columbia's scathing report on Rolling Stone's UVA rape story, says Bob Garfield, is that the magazine still won't claim responsibility.
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Anarchy and Bureaucracy

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

The author and anthropologist David Graeber shares how bureaucracies got that way.
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Teacher Evaluations; Rolling Stone's Retraction and Tavis Smiley

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Board of Regents Chancellor Merryl Tisch; Rolling Stone's retraction; Tavis Smiley; David Graeber on anarchy and bureaucracy & Google's head of HR talks about his rules for hiring. 
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Is AA for Everyone?

Monday, April 06, 2015

Author and journalist Gabrielle Glaser questions the methods - and results - of Alcoholics Anonymous.
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Take Your Vitamins...With a Grain of Salt

Monday, April 06, 2015

Eric Schneiderman, New York's attorney general, is leading a charge for more testing in the supplements industry after recent tests by his office found 80% of the products were impure.
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