Tuesday, March 19, 2013
This spring, parts of the East Coast will turn squishy and crunchy -- the return of the 17-year cicadas means surfaces in certain locations (in patches from VA to CT) will once again be coated in bugs buzzing at 7 kilohertz. In their honor, we're rebroadcasting one of our favorite episodes: Emergence.
Friday, March 01, 2013
By Daniel P. Tucker : Associate Producer, WNYC News
Four months after Sandy, few tourists and New Yorkers are plying South Street Seaport's cobblestone streets. The neighborhood's derelict feel conjures up a phrase no business owner wants to hear: ghost town.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Money Talking host Charlie Herman and regular contributors Joe Nocera of the New York Times and Rana Foroohar of Time magazine tell us what they're reading this weekend.
Friday, February 08, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Nobel laureate economist and New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman shares his thoughts on how the economy is doing and how to make its recovery stronger. We’ll take a look at Henry Ford—a Michigan farm boy grew up to become one of our most influential innovators. Dave Barry talks about his latest novel about a destination wedding in Florida that goes awry. Plus, Dr. Leana Wen on why she thinks the art of the medical diagnosis is being lost and what that means for us as patients.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Earlier this month, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced a major stimulus package designed to jolt the county's lagging economy. Journalist Eamonn Fingleton and Financial Times U.S. economics editor Robin Harding examine the health of the world's third-largest economy, and the recent pledge by the Bank of Japan to buy bonds in potentially unlimited quantities with .
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Charlie Wheelan, author of Naked Economics and Naked Statistics: Stripping the Dread from the Data, explains statistics to those who slept through the class.
Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan explain why everyday dysfunction is actually inherent to the very nature of organizations. In their book The Org: The Underlying Logic of the Office, they show the economic logic of why organizations exist in the first place and look at how they’re structured—from the cubicle to the CEO’s office.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Tim Kane, chief economist at the Hudson Institute and the author of Bleeding Talent: How the US Military Mismanages Great Leaders and Why It's Time for a Revolution, talks about how the Pentagon is losing its best officers.
Friday, December 07, 2012
Daniel Franklin, editor of The World in 2013, The Economist’s annual publication focused on the trends, issues and ideas that will shape the year ahead, discusses the most pressing issues of 2013, the major predictions for the year ahead, which well-known individuals are making them, how this year’s global election results affect the rest of the world.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Nassim Nicholas Taleb explains how to thrive in an uncertain world. In his new book, Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder, Taleb stands uncertainty on its head, making it desirable, even necessary, and proposes that things be built in an antifragile manner. The book spans innovation by trial and error, life decisions, politics, urban planning, war, personal finance, economic systems, and medicine.
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Poverty is on the rise in the United States and has been during the last decade, especially among children. Since 2001 child poverty rates have increased by 4.7 percent. Krissy Clark, the senior reporter for Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk, is covering the implications of child poverty in the United States.
Thursday, November 08, 2012
With the presidential campaign season coming to an end, the media is desperately looking for something else to endlessly obsess over. Luckily, we'll have to look no further than the so-called “fiscal cliff,” that combination of tax increases and spending cuts set to take effect after the New Year. Felix Salmon, finance blogger at Reuters, explains.