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Risk

The Brian Lehrer Show

Immigrants: What Risks Did You Take When You Came To the US?

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Immigrants: What risks did you take when you came to the United States to live? 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Your Riskiest Behavior

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Listeners: what's the riskiest thing you do in your life on a regular basis? 

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PRI's The World

This Japanese woman never gave up on her hometown. Even after the tsunami

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Tomoko Kobayashi is one of the few residents who keeps coming back to the town of Odaka in Japan every day. Residents there were ordered to evacuate after the tsunami hit Japan in 2011. Tomoko hopes to help preserve the town for future generations.

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Remix Summit

Intrapeneurship and Harnessing Risk

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
True innovation and transformative ideas come through taking calculated risks and allowing for failure. This panel explores how to do that responsibly and effectively.

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The Takeaway

Risk & Rebellion: The Keys to Creativity?

Thursday, May 15, 2014

For renowned high-wire walker Philippe Petit, embracing life is about really living with the world as your stage and the people and objects around you as your props. Philippe Petit's creative process is the subject of his new book "Creativity: The Perfect Crime."

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On The Media

Terrorists vs. Bathtubs

Friday, June 21, 2013

In a Guardian livechat this week, NSA leaker Edward Snowden advised Americans to consider the trade off they make between privacy and security: "Bathtub falls and police officers kill more Americans than terrorism, yet we've been asked to sacrifice our most sacred rights for fear of falling victim to it." These "X kills more people than Y" comparisons crop up all the time, in discussions of terrorism, gun control, even obesity. Brooke talks to risk analyst Peter Sandman about why they aren't very persuasive.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Real Story of Risk

Monday, January 14, 2013

Glenn Croston explains the risks we face every day in the world and why we're not good at dealing with common risks in our lives. For example, heart disease is responsible for one in five deaths, but we more often worry about rare events like shark attacks (one in a million) and airplane crashes (one in twenty thousand). His book The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World  investigates what accounts for our poor ability to perceive and react to the risks that really matter.

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Radiolab

Krulwich Wonders: How About A Little Drive, Hmm? (A Horror Story)

Monday, December 10, 2012

NPR

Dashboard video cameras are common in Russia. In case you get bumped into, or bump someone else, insurance companies want to see what happened. So we have a video record of what it's like to drive there. You don't want to see this compilation video. (Oh yes you do.)

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On The Media

Assessing the Risk of a Robot Uprising

Friday, December 07, 2012

The threat of man-made machines rising up against humanity sounds like the premise of a science fiction movie, but a group of academics in the UK are looking into the possibility that such a threat could become reality. A new research center at the University of Cambridge is examining extinction-level risks to humanity, from the rise of killer robots to nuclear war. Brooke speaks with Martin Rees, an astrophysics professor and co-founder of the Center for the Study of Existential Risk.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

The Biology of Boom and Bust

Thursday, June 21, 2012

John Coates, senior research fellow in neuroscience and finance at the University of Cambridge, explains what the laws of financial boom and bust—and risk-taking in general—have to do with testosterone. In The Hour Between Dog and Wolf: Risk Taking, Gut Feelings and the Biology of Boom and Bust, he explains his research and offers lessons from the new field—the biology of risk.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Top Political Risks of 2011

Friday, January 14, 2011

With the new year comes some new global risks, according to geopolitical risk research and consulting firm Eurasia Group's recent report, "Top Risks 2011." Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, discusses North Korea, US policy gridlock, WikiLeaks-style "info-anarchists," and other political risks that made this year's list.

Ian Bremmer will be taking part in a panel discussion, "Top Risks and Ethical Decisions 2011," on Wednesday, January 19 12:00 PM at the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, 170 East 64th Street.

Tickets and information available at CarnegieCouncil.org

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The Takeaway

Managing Risk in Industries on the Edge: a look at Oil, Wall Street, and NASA

Thursday, June 03, 2010

The oil industry, Wall Street, and NASA all have this in common: very smart people have the freedom to take huge risks – and those same very smart people are the only ones who can fix it when things go wrong.

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