You sent us a whole lot of feedback about a recent segment on whether we spend too much money on education in the U.S. - and whether college educations are overvalued. Here’s some of it.
After we aired this segment, we got a lot of feedback from you. Take a listen to some of the perspectives we collected, and remember, we love hearing from our listeners. Drop us a line at [email protected] or get at us on Twitter: @IhubRadio. Or give us a call at 617-684-5839 - we might play your voice on the radio!
The New Year is often seen as a blank slate. It’s a way to start fresh and maybe accomplish those goals you’ve been putting off for the last 365 days. But how you learn is just as important as what you learn. Our show this week will get you ready to tackle whatever is on your agenda. First, if you truly want to learn better, put down the highlighter. Author Ulrich Boser says strategies such as memorization and underlining passages in a book are outdated methods of studying. He proposes a six-step method to learning new skills, so that they truly stick. Next, we take you back to 10th-grade Spanish class. Kind of. A new study pinpoints when language-learning skills start to decline - and what that means for aspiring hyperpolyglots. Then, if you considered math to be a four-letter word when you were a kid... you’re not alone. But there’s now a program that might be able to engage kids in a new way. Innovation Hub Senior Producer Elizabeth Ross reports on the Russian School of Mathematics, an fast-spreading extracurricular offering that’s helping some students master advanced math.
What did you have to say about or show about the future of work? It turns out, a whole lot.
Here’s Vince Beiser talking about why there might not BE a Silicon Valley, were it not for sand.
Sara Moulton talks about the gender inequality she faced at the Food Network - something that became obvious to her every time she went on vacation:
Le Moyne College psychology professor Krystine Batcho talks about the tool she invented to help measure a person's nostalgia.
Brad Ricca talks about a huge problem that confronted Superman almost immediately after his comic book debut: World War II.
In this web extra, Lents explains whether tonsils, wisdom teeth, and an appendix are really of any use to you.
Rodney Brooks tells his personal story of a childhood spent in Australia, where he grew up loving space and science fiction. And he talks about the thrill he got when he first saw the computer Hal in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
In this web extra, Liza Mundy tells the story of one of the WWII "code girls."
Here's our web extra with Dan Pink talking about timing things right.
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Can you design a more fulfilling and joyful life? Two Stanford professors say they might be able to help.
The modern workplace isn’t built for high-achieving couples. And according to Avivah Wittenberg-Cox, that often prevents women from reaching their full potential.
What do we know about our ancestors? Adam Rutherford says if we look hard enough, we can unpack human history through genetics. For more innovative content, follow us: twitter.com/IHubRadio www.facebook.com/InnovationHubradio
Your family tree is less of a tree and more of a tangled web. Geneticist Adam Rutherford explains why. There’s a conversation that all high-powered couples need to have. Two Stanford professors tell us how to use ideas from product design to create a more fulfilling life. For more innovative content, follow us: twitter.com/IHubRadio www.facebook.com/InnovationHubradio
Computer programming, energy storage, and casual conversations all have often-unnoticed ripple effects. This week, we dig deeper into some of the aspects of our lives that people rarely give a second thought.
There’s a woman who made modern software possible. Here’s her story. For more innovative content, follow us: twitter.com/IHubRadio www.facebook.com/InnovationHubradio
People are paying attention to clean energy these days. But is the field sustainable as a business model? For more innovative content, follow us: twitter.com/IHubRadio www.facebook.com/InnovationHubradio