Bearing Witness: Bill Moyers; Richard Florida; Sandra Tsing Loh

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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Lower Manhattan skyline, New York City (acmace/flickr)

Urban studies theorist Richard Florida, who popularized the concept of the “creative class”, talks about the return of the tech industry to New York City. Plus: legendary broadcaster Bill Moyers; writer Sandra Tsing Loh on menopause; and after English and Spanish, what’s the language in your state?

Why Wasn't New York City Silicon Valley to Begin With?

Richard Florida traces the roots of why early tech pioneers chose the orange groves of California over the canyons of New York, and why he thinks tech is primed to return to cities in a big way.

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Bill Moyers on the Act of Bearing Witness

Bill Moyers, veteran journalist and host of Moyers & Company, talks about his four-decade career in broadcast journalism and the responsibility that comes with bearing witness to history.


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Middle-Aged and Menopausal

Sandra Tsing Loh, writer, comedian and author of The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones (W. W. Norton & Company, 2014), talks about her new book in which she describes the joys and perils of being part of "Generation Triple M" (Middle-Aged Moms in Menopause).


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Watergate Revisited with Elizabeth Drew

Forty years after the first and only resignation of an American president, Elizabeth Drew, veteran reporter and author of Washington Journal: Reporting Watergate and Richard Nixon's Downfall (Overlook Hardcover, 2014), looks back and asks if we've learned the important lessons.

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After English and Spanish, Your State Speaks...

What a new set of maps showing each state's most popular language after English can tell us about ourselves.

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