Monday, June 09, 2014
On today’s show: two editors at The Economist explain why we need to reimagine the role of government. We’ll get a preview of Poets House’s annual Bridgewalk, where poets walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, reciting poems about New York along the way. Cristina Henriquez talks about her new novel, The Book of Unknown Americans. And we’ll find out why the French intelligentsia turned toward militarism and xenophobia in the decades leading up to World War II.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
By Kate Hinds
The U.S. Secretary of Transportation says the economic and societal costs of traffic crashes are "staggering."
Friday, May 09, 2014
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Friday, December 06, 2013
By Robert Krulwich : Host, Radiolab
When bees disappeared from central China years ago, Chinese apple farmers had to pollinate by hand. Embarrassing — people doing bees' work, but then came the big discovery –- a surprise that still haunts the conservation movement. What if people outperform bees?
Monday, November 11, 2013
Friday, August 16, 2013
In the midst of the political turmoil in the Middle East, Christopher Schroeder, a seasoned investor in emerging markets, says that there’s a quieter revolution emerging—one that promises to reinvent it as a center of innovation and progress. He describes the entrepreneurial trends in Dubai, Cairo, Amman, Beirut, Istanbul, and even Damascus, and the major private equity firms, venture capitalists, and tech companies like Google, Intel, Cisco, and Yahoo that are supporting it. He's the author of Startup Rising: The Entrepreneurial Revolution Remaking the Middle East.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Hear why Washington got closer to a possible immigration deal but stepped back from a gun control compromise. Then, what you need to know about the bike share. Plus: the latest on the Boston marathon bombings; a close look at economic development in India as a model for other countries; CUNY Chancellor Matthew Goldstein on his 14 years at the head of the system; and why visual literacy should be worked into education.
Wednesday, January 02, 2013
New York Times columnist David Brooks talks about the latest news from the Beltway, and his picks for best essays of 2012. Plus: what the longshoremen’s strike threat means in the context of recent labor disputes; environmental activist William Hewitt on optimism on the climate change front; and Joe Nocera of The New York Times reflects on business and economic news as we kick off 2013.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Robert Cherry, Brooklyn College Broeklundian economics professor and co-author of Moving Working Families Forward: Third Way Policies That Can Work, talks about his new book and how third way policies can combat racial earnings disparities and refocus community college programs.
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
In the 1980s and 1990s banks avoided lending in minority neighborhoods and Blacks and Latinos were denied mortgages at disproportionately higher rates than equally credit-worthy whites. Redlining and mortgage discrimination was the norm. It seemed those days came to an end in the 2000s, when mortgage lenders began lending eagerly to anyone they could, and instead of being accused of avoiding minority borrowers, faced accusations of predatory lending in minority communities. However, now the tide has turned once again.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
It's the day before Thanksgiving, and with the nation’s unemployment rate at 9.6 percent, many Americans are facing a difficult holiday season. Lyndon Dees, a listener from Stillwater, Oklahoma, knows what tough times are like. Lyndon lost his job in August, 2009, and has yet to find a new position.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
After unexpectedly strong interest from potential investors made itself apparent, formerly-bankrupt carmaker GM raised its initial price on last night's stock offering to $33/share. This morning, the auto giant helped start off the NYSE with a Comaro's horn. Selling at $33/share should potentially net GM more than $23 billion, and allow it to pay back half of the money still owed taxpayers and the Treasury Department after last year's automaker bailout.