We often hear how poorly educated American students are, ill prepared for 21st century tech jobs, which go to other workers in other countries. But what if more education will not lead to more highly paid skilled jobs? Educational psychologist Gerald Coles discusses how American companies are getting the workers they need, since most of … Continued
Most of us have a growing sense that something’s deeply wrong with the way that digital data is used to track and monitor us. But most of us don’t realize that the poorest among us are particularly vulnerable. Virginia Eubanks argues that such data is used to criminalize and turn the poor away from public … Continued
We talk with local artists and entrepreneurs who are innovating Hip Hop and technology.
Ralph talks to author Doug Hill, author of Not So Fast: Thinking Twice About Technology about, among other things, whether people like Elon Musk and Mark Andreeson actually believe in their grand techno-visions or are just seeking publicity for their businesses. Plus, Ralph breaks down the second Presidential debate, and we discuss the Wikileaks revelations … Continued
John Nichols is a political blogger and Washington Correspondent for the Nation Magazine. Robert McChesney is Professor of Communication at the Center for Global Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The two have just come out with a new book, People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy. … Continued
What if….. Steve Jobs and Gene Roddenberry were ordinary men whose passion fueled curiosity challenged and, then, conquered the status quo. Audio clips of Steve and Gene, in their own voice, provide insight and inspiration into their ‘larger-than-life’ personas. What is the true legacy of Star Trek? How fundamentally different would society be without the … Continued