I'm the producer and jack-of-all-trades at Innovation Hub, the weekly national public radio show about how we'll live next.
Prior to landing at WGBH in Boston (my hometown, Go Sox!) I did stints at Studio 360, Marketplace and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. I've also spent time at daily newspapers, startup websites, and fashion magazines (I love all things media).
Beyond my day job, I've converted my former years of competitive swimming into a recurring need to run half marathons. Also likes: Real books, plane tickets, and red wine.
Mr. Rogers dominated children's television for years, up until his death in 2003, but even beyond. But that's not his only impact.
There’s a way to see if the grass really is greener on the other side of the cubicle, without your boss ever finding out.
Unlike previous epochs in the world, this one is massively changed by mankind, geologists argue. “We forget that plastic, frozen foods, antibiotics, the nuclear bomb — all these things are very recent,” says author Dianne Ackerman
No one likes paying their taxes, but would that change if you got some say over where they went? A group of researchers recently conducted experiments that say yes.
It’s easy to think you’re right all the time. As crazy as it may sound, sometimes that's incorrect. Psychologist David Dunning explains why people are so confident, even when they have no idea what they’re talking about.
A decade ago, then-Harvard president Larry Summers ignited a firestorm when he suggested women weren't predisposed to the sciences. Eileen Pollack, author of a book on the brouhaha, credits the widely castigated Summers for at least raising the question — and says society still isn't encouraging women in key fields.
If you've ever interacted with toddlers, you've probably been amazed = at how creative and borderline brilliant they can be while simultaneously scribbling on their cheek and eating glue. Humans have the longest periods of childhood of any species, and it may have to do with that toddler creativity.
Our habits are more well-known than ever before: What websites we visit, what products we buy from Amazon, what videos we watched on the Internet. But what we watch on TV remains somewhat of a mystery, with Nielsen ratings the only window into Americans' viewing habits.
Genetically modified crops are a big part of both our food supply and our debates about health and safety. But some scientists and observers argue those debates are getting the science of GMOs wrong, and grouping together crops that don't belong in the same argument.
Ronald Reagan couldn't have become president without Southern votes, and many of those votes simply wouldn't have been there without the invention of air conditioning. Such innovations and their unforeseen consequences on history are the subject of a new book from Steven Johnson.