What do you do if you see illegal, unethical, or wasteful activities in your government job? If you speak out what will happen–to those at fault, and to you? Political scientist Allison Stanger‘s new book recounts a history of whistleblowers and what’s at stake today.
Fred Hampton was a young, charismatic, and brilliant leader in Chicago’s black community when he was gunned down by the police. We talk to Hampton’s attorney and biographer Jeffrey Haas, on the 50th anniversary of Hampton’s death.
Photographer Michael Berman‘s black and white photographs tell the story of life and land on the border, and his essays reveal what happens behind the camera.
Are we rapidly approaching the day when artificial intelligence will be smarter than the people who invented it? What are the benefits of AI, and what are the dangers? We talk to computer scientist Melanie Mitchell about her new book.
A sustainable brewpub in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania…a farm-to-table restaurant in Sitka, Alaska…these are just two of the places author Mark Winne takes us to in his new book, Food Town, USA: Seven Unlikely Cities That are Changing the Way We Eat.
Joan Myers‘ new book of photographs, Where the Buffalo Roamed: Images of the New West, explores the decaying icons, strange cultural juxtapositions, and the myths that underly our sense of place in the American West.
A conversation with agro-ecologist, educator, and author Nicole Masters, on how to apply regenerative agriculture practices for health and profit–and how these can have a transformative effect on both our well being as growers, eaters, and members of the planetary ecosystem.
All of us are part of a collective intelligence–from our communities, to our workplaces, to our governments. We talk to MIT professor Tom Malone about how artificial intelligence and information technology can make our group mind smarter–and more democratic.
Pat Mitchell grew up in a small town in Georgia but had big dreams. With natural talents for leadership and storytelling, she broke ground as a journalist, television host, and media executive. We talk about her new book.
Dr. Ross Greene, author of NY Times Bestsellers, Lost in School and The Explosive Child, talks about how to help even the most difficult kids learn without punishing them.