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Friday, August 07, 2009

Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences at the University of Washington, Will Wright the creator of Spore and SimCity and John Palfrey co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard discuss whether new technology is changing human life on a fundamental level. Plus:Beth Simone Noveck US Deputy Chief Technology Officer for Open Government talks about fostering transparency at the White House. This is a best-of Brian Lehrer Show, so we won't be taking any calls. But the comments page is always open! Halted Development Map: Help pin-point more!

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Patricia Kuhl, Beth Simone Noveck, John Palfrey and Will Wright

General Anthony Zinni on Leadership

General Tony Zinni, retired four-star general and a former Commander in Chief of U.S. Central Command, discusses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and his latest book, Leading the Charge: Leadership Lessons from the Battlefield to the Boardroom.

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Aspen Ideas Panel: Being Human in a Digital World

Patricia Kuhl, co-director of the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences and the NSF Science of Learning Center at the University of Washington; John Palfrey, faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society; and video game designer Will Wright, creator of Spore ...

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C.I.A. Secrecy

Bob Baer, former Middle East C.I.A. field officer and TIME.com's intelligence columnist will discuss the uproar over the revelation that the C.I.A. was running a secret assassination program.

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Aspen Extra: Wiki Government

Beth Simone Noveck, Deputy U.S. Chief Technology Officer and author of Wiki Government: How Technology Can Make Government Better, Democracy Stronger, and Citizens More Powerful, discusses how the Obama administration is trying to use technology to increase transparency.

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Unchained

In the wake of the theft of Brian’s bicycle, Hal Ruzal, a mechanic at Bicycle Habitat, offers tips on how to prevent bike robbers from nabbing your wheels. Note: This is a rebroadcast. Brian has since gotten a new bike, a real beauty, and sturdy new ...

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