Technology

Joshua Horwitz: "War Of The Whales: A True Story"

Joshua Horwitz: "War Of The Whales: A True Story"

July 8, 2014

The story of a marine researcher and an environmental lawyer who set out to prove what's behind many mass strandings of whales. Their fight to limit Navy sonar in whale habitats.

The Sharing Economy

The Sharing Economy

July 2, 2014

In the wake of massive protests by taxi drivers over ridesharing services like Uber, a conversation about the Sharing Economy and the future of services like Lyft and Airbnb.

The Boom in High-Tech Health Apps and Wireless Devices

The Boom in High-Tech Health Apps and Wireless Devices

June 26, 2014

More than 100,000 health-related apps are now on the market. Many connect to wireless devices that are worn, or even ingested. We explore the benefits and risks of wireless medical technology.

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

The Dispute At Amazon Over E-Book Pricing

June 5, 2014

Diane and her guests discuss the dispute between Amazon and publishers over e-book pricing.

Friday News Roundup - International

Friday News Roundup - International

May 16, 2014

Ukrainian officials open peace talks without including rebel leaders. Voters in India elect a new government. And American drones aid the search for the missing Nigerian girls. A panel of journalists joins guest host Tom Gjelten for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

Lawrence Goldstone: "Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control The Skies"

Lawrence Goldstone: "Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, And The Battle To Control The Skies"

May 12, 2014

Lawrence Goldstone, the author of a new book on the Wright Brothers, says the mens' fixation on prestige and protecting their patent not only hurt them, it threatened to derail the development of aviation across the country. Goldstone joins guest host Susan Page to discuss “Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies."

Ed Catmull: "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration"

Ed Catmull: "Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming The Unseen Forces That Stand In The Way Of True Inspiration"

May 5, 2014

The co-founder and president of Pixar Animation Studios and president of Walt Disney Animation talks with Diane about what it takes to build and sustain a creative culture.

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

An Aging Infrastructure And The Need For A New Era In Transportation Policy

April 29, 2014

Some 63,000 bridges in the US are deemed structurally deficient. We discuss aging infrastructure and the need for a new era in transportation policy

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

The Promise And Perils Of A New Project To Share Individual Patient Records.

April 17, 2014

In a new effort to improve medical care, a group of hospitals, clinics and insurers is pooling patient data. We discuss the promise and perils of sharing individual patient records.

New Efforts to Bring Extinct Species Back to Life

April 10, 2014

Scientists are attempting to bring extinct species back to life. Through recent breakthroughs in genetics, researchers hope to revive the passenger pigeon, woolly mammoth and others. But conservationists warn that "de-extinction" is no panacea to the current extinction crisis.

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