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Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Tina Seelig on How the 'Invention Cycle' Can Bring Great Ideas to Fruition

Can creativity be taught? Yes it can, according to Tina Seelig, who runs Stanford's Technology Ventures Program. In her most recent book "Insight Out," Seelig clarifies the relationship between imagination, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. She also introduces readers to a model she calls the "Invention Cycle." Seelig joins us to discuss her book and to give some insight on how to move your ideas from imagination to implementation.

Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Tue, Jul 28, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Report: Richmond's Unorthodox Anti-Crime Program Works

A new report out this week says Richmond's Office of Neighborhood Safety is helping to reduce violent crimes in the city. The program seeks out the city's most vulnerable members using data mining to offer mentoring and a paid fellowship. Now, Richmond is seeing an uptick in crime so far in 2015. We discuss what's working and ask why crime may be rising in recent months.

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 10:00 AM
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 10:00 AM Stanford Project Unearths Personal Histories of Chinese Railroad Workers

The Transcontinental Railroad has been dubbed a feat of 19th century engineering and has been credited with opening California up to trade. Despite the importance of the project, little is known about the individual lives of the 12,000 Chinese immigrants who laid the track between Sacramento and the Sierra Nevada. Now, 150 years after Chinese workers began working on the railroad, we look back on the contributions of those workers and learn about the Stanford project that's piecing together their personal stories.

Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 9:00 AM
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 -- 9:00 AM Study Questions Aggressive Cancer Treatments for Terminal Patients

A new study suggests that chemotherapy given to terminal cancer patients who aren't expected to live beyond six months may do more harm than good. We'll discuss the pros and cons of chemotherapy for terminal patients, especially when weighed against the effects on quality of life. We'll also look at the high rate of intensive treatments used in the final months for teens dying of cancer.

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