Technology

Doug Most: "The Race Underground: Boston, New York, And The Incredible Rivalry That Built America's First Subway"

February 24, 2014

Diane and her guest discuss the rivalry between Boston and New York to build America's first subway. It was a competition that played out in an era not unlike our own: one filled with economic upheaval, job losses, bitter political tensions, and the question of America's place in the world.

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

What A Proposed Cable Mega-Merger Might Mean For Consumers

February 17, 2014

What a Comcast takeover of Time Warner Cable could mean for consumers, content and the future of the Internet.

Melinda Gates On Philanthropy

February 12, 2014

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has spent $27 billion to reduce poverty and disease around the world. Melinda Gates on the foundation's philanthropic efforts and why she's passionate about supporting women and girls.

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

A Conversation With Dr. Francis Collins, Director Of The NIH

February 10, 2014

Researchers and drug companies are joining forces to examine similarities among some of our worst ailments. NIH Director Francis Collins talks with Diane about a new era of collaboration to find treatments for Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases.

The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology

The Latest Trends In Wearable Technology

January 30, 2014

Consumers learned this week that Google Glass will be available for prescription lenses. A look at the world of wearable technology, from privacy concerns to the challenge of making them fashionable.

E.L. Doctorow: "Andrew's Brain"

January 21, 2014

In his latest novel, the celebrated author takes us into the mind of a man who has inadvertently caused great harm to people he loves. An exploration of memory versus imagination and what defines consciousness.

The Future Of Open Access To The Internet

January 16, 2014

A federal appeals court strikes down Federal Communications Commission regulations that ensure equal access to the Internet. The debate over net neutrality, and what the decision could mean for consumers and Internet providers.

Clive Hamilton: "Earthmasters"

January 15, 2014

In the face of global climate change, some scientists are turning to new technologies that can manipulate the Earth’s weather patterns. An Australian expert on climate change explores this growing field called geoengineering and what it means for human beings to be in control of the planet’s atmosphere.

The Risks Of Credit And Debit Cards And How To Safeguard Consumers

The Risks Of Credit And Debit Cards And How To Safeguard Consumers

January 15, 2014

In the aftermath of a series of credit card breaches at major retailers, lawmakers call for a congressional inquiry. What stores and banks need to do to keep consumers' credit data safe.

The Future Of Space Exploration

The Future Of Space Exploration

January 2, 2014

Diane and her guests discuss the next frontier in space exploration, the future of NASA and private space ventures.

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