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Stealing Time

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Don't have time to listen to the entire show? Listen to this and you might gain it. Sue Shellenbarger, "Work & Family" columnist and senior writer for The Wall Street Journal, offers tips on managing time, deadlines and life.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridging the Digital Gap: Internet Freedom in China

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices and research fellow at the Berkman Center, joins us weekly in November to talk about the global impact of social media.

This week's topic: Censorship and blogging in China.

Homework for next week: Africa Knows

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The Brian Lehrer Show

NPR Ombudsman

Friday, November 13, 2009

NPR Ombudsman Alicia Shepard talks about the network's coverage of the Acorn story; new ethics guidelines for social media; and their coverage of natural gas drilling and other current news.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bridging the Digital Gap: Language Barriers

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices and research fellow at the Berkman Center, joins us weekly in November to talk about the global impact of social media.

This week's topic: crossing language barriers.

Check out Meedan.net, a website that uses machine-assisted translation technology to bring ...

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Tweeting Tragedy

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Tweets from inside Fort Hood were used in news reports about the shooting there last week. But some of the tweets turned out to detail false information. Paul Carr, columnist for TechCrunch and author of Bringing Nothing To The Party, and Jeff Jarvis, professor at the CUNY Graduate ...

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Significant Objects

Thursday, November 05, 2009

What gives an object meaning, or makes it worth anything at all. Rob Walker (who also writes the Consumed column for the Times) discusses the Significant Objects project, which picks random knick-knacks, recruits writers to write stories inspired by them, and sees what happens...

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Bridging the Digital Gap

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Ethan Zuckerman, co-founder of Global Voices and research fellow at the Berkman Center, joins us weekly in November to talk about the global impact of social media.

This week's topic: Bridge-blogging.

For next week, check out Meedan.net, a website that uses machine-assisted translation technology to ...

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Wordnik: Tech Terms

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Today is the launch of Windows 7, and the release of Wornik's API. Erin McKean, co-founder of wordnik.com and former editor-in-chief for American Dictionaries at Oxford University Press, discusses some of the more confusing tech terms out there.

Listener word challenge! We know about "initialisms" (API) vs. ...

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Bing vs. Google

Monday, October 05, 2009

Now that Microsoft's new search engine Bing has been live for several months, how is if faring against giant Google? Wired magazine's New York bureau chief John Abell examines the searching landscape.

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Design Thinking

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Tim Brown, CEO and president of IDEO and author of Change by Design: How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation talks about taking design beyond packaging and products and into "design thinking."

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WNYC News

Conceptual Artists Gather in NYC Public Space for Conflux Festival

Thursday, September 17, 2009

This weekend, over a hundred conceptual artists will use the city's public space as their canvas -- creating projects that hope to inspire civic engagement and new perspectives on city life.

It's part of the three-day "Conflux festival." NYU professor David Darts is a co-chair of ...

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Going Dutch

Friday, September 04, 2009

Taking a trip this weekend? How about going back in time 400 years? That's the idea anyway at the New Amsterdam Village in Bowling Green Park in honor of Henry Hudson's New York landing there 400 years ago. There's cheese and herring tasting, glass blowing, ...

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Tweet, Tweet

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

David Pogue, weekly tech columnist for the New York Times and the (co)author of The World According to Twitter (Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2009), demonstrates the wisdom of the crowd in his new book, a compilation of tweets from his 500,000 "followers." What's your take ...

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Lifehacking 101

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Kevin Purdy, senior editor at lifehacker and weekly guest for the month of August, helps listeners be more productive in the digital age. This week: Online tools.

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Aspen Extra: Wiki Government

Friday, August 07, 2009

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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Life Hacking 101

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Kevin Purdy, senior editor at lifehacker and weekly guest for the month of August, helps listeners be more productive in the digital age.
This week: making lists, and crossing them off! How do you manage your tasks? Post your strategies for making lists, avoiding distractions, and ...

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WNYC News

Ice Factory Festival

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Summer used to mean downtime for New York theater. But in the past decade or so, it’s become much busier -- thanks to a few Off Off Broadway festivals. In SoHo, the Ice Factory festival is midway through its six-week run. As WNYC’s Beth Fertig ...

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Highlights of the Lincoln Center Festival

Saturday, July 25, 2009

The Lincoln Center Festival is winding down, but there are still a few ambitious international productions running through this weekend. WNYC’s Karen Frillmann has been following the festival and has this report.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Regulate Google?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Jeff Jarvis, writer of the blog Buzzmachine.com, professor at the Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York and author of What Would Google Do?, and Siva Vaidhyanathan, associate professor of media studies and law at the University of Virginia and ...

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Free This Book

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Chris Anderson, author of FREE: The Future of a Radical Price, talks about how the value of information and services is not always best tied to price.

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