Technology

America in Decline?

America in Decline?

January 19, 2010

American history is marked by cycles of crisis and renewal. Today's financial, political and social issues have many asking if the nation is in decline. A discussion of how, and why, America will rise again.

Google Considers Quitting China

January 14, 2010

Internet giant Google threatens to pull out of China following evidence of cyber attacks. What the move could mean for censorship on the Web, China's hundreds of millions of Internet users, and U.S.-Chinese relations.

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

Atul Gawande: "The Checklist Manifesto"

January 6, 2010

A surgeon and renowned medical writer looks at how a simple checklist can save lives. He says it can help doctors and nurses professionals deal with increasingly complex technology and reduce human error.

Copenhagen Wrap-up

December 21, 2009

What emerged from the Copenhagen climate talks: A look at promises made and the next steps leading nations must take to achieve them as the summit concludes.

Concerns About CT Scans and the Risk of Cancer

December 16, 2009

New studies indicate overexposure to radiation from CT scans could increase the risk of cancer and cause thousands of deaths. What the studies show and alternative diagnostic tests.

EPA, Greenhouse Gases and the Copenhagen Climate Summit

December 8, 2009

The Environmental Protection Agency officially declares greenhouse gases a threat to public health and welfare. How the decision could affect the U.S. economy and the Obama administration's position at the Copenhagen climate summit.

Robert Darnton: "The Case for Books" (PublicAffairs)

November 23, 2009

The future of books in a digital age. How the digital revolution and electronic books will affect the marketplace of ideas.

Margaret Atwood: "The Year of the Flood" (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

October 29, 2009

The award-winning author presents her latest novel about a disturbing future world, including a catastrophic pandemic, genetically engineered animals, and a cult devoted to preserving all plant and animal life.

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New Business Models for Journalism

October 20, 2009

The traditional business model for journalism is collapsing, but it's not clear what will take its place: An update on new efforts to ensure a vibrant and independent press that include for profit, low profit, and non-profit news...

Dr. Andrew Weil: Why Our Health Matters (Hudson Street Press) (Rebroadcast)

September 20, 2009

Physician and best-selling author Andrew Weil on why health-care reform needs to change the entire medical system.

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