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Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman Previous Broadcasts

Automation Nation: Will Robots Take Our Jobs? (Episode #315)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guests: Robin Hanson, George Mason University Economics Professor and research associate at the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford; Martin Ford, author, The Lights in the Tunnel and Silicon Valley software developer. A feisty debate between two computer and automation analysts about whether the American worker should be worried about the increasing use of robots and computers that can think to perform jobs currently done by humans. How much will low-skilled and even highly skilled workers be displaced by machines and how quickly?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 26, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

North Korea: Dissidents' Fight for Freedom (Episode #314)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guest: Michael Gerson. Washington Post Op-Ed columnist Michael Gerson traveled to South Korea to interview North Koreans who escaped from one of the most repressive and cruel regimes in the world. His conversation with Jim intersperses what he learned with stories told by the dissidents themselves about the incredible ways the regime controls the population of North Korea and how they managed to escape.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 19, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Innovation: Is America Suffering An Innovation Gap? (Episode #313)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guests: Michael Mandel, Editor-in-Chief, Visible Economy and former Forbes columnist; Robert Atkinson, author "Role the U.S. Government Can Play in Restoring U.S. Innovation Leadership" and President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Sheryl Schwartz, COO of Blue Canopy consulting firm and member of the Northern Virginia Technology Council. According to some measures, America has fallen below Iceland as a leader in developing new technologies. What is the state of innovation in America today? What policies should the private sector, the government and the American university research system institute to insure America remains a leader in innovation in the future?

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  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 12, 2013 -- 10:00 AM

Education Special Part 2: Transformational Leaders (Episode #312)

KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 4:00 AM

Guests: Robert Balfanz, Ph.D., Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins University School of Education; Lindan B. Hill, Ph.D., Dean, School of Education, Marian University; Jennie Niles, Founder/Director, E.L. Haynes Charter School. An examination of the unique role that school principals and other administrative leaders play in improving school performance. This program highlights people in school leadership, the types of programs that offer training and support, and how leaders are approaching difficult problems in education today.

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  • KQED World: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
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