Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman
A weekly series on ideas and their consequences. Each episode limits itself to one topic, and presents a discussion of trends, conditions, and ideas behind the week's headlines, in order to go deeper into a subject than the average TV show. Viewers engage with a diverse group of economists, historians, anthropologists, political scientists, demographers, and social philosophers, as well as authorities from many other disciplines.
Ideas In Action with Jim Glassman Previous Broadcasts
How to Remember Everything: A Discussion with Author and Memory Champion Joshua Foer (Episode #233)
KQED World: Sat, Oct 1, 2011 -- 8:00 AM
Guest: Joshua Foer, journalist and author of "Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything." In the age of mobile gadgetry, is a good memory less important? Why search the mind for an answer, when it can be found instantly on Google? This is a far cry from methods employed by ancient orators, who memorized long speeches, or medieval scholars who could recite entire books. Do we all have the capacity to remember everything if we so choose?
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 2, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
The End of the Euro: How Far Can The Crisis Spread? (Episode #234)
KQED World: Tue, Oct 4, 2011 -- 6:30 AM
Guests: Desmond Lachman, American Enterprise Institute; Martin Baily, Brookings Institution; Gregor Peter Schmitz, Der Spiegel. The financial crisis in Greece has highlighted weak links in the Euro, the shared currency among European countries. Wealthier Northern European countries are being asked to prop up the banking systems of their weaker neighbors. Will America have to get involved?
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 9, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 8, 2011 -- 8:00 AM
Counterstrike: The Untold Story of America's Secret Campaign Against Al Qaeda, Interviews with Authors (Episode #235)
KQED World: Tue, Oct 11, 2011 -- 6:30 AM
Guests: Thom Shanker, New York Times Pentagon Correspondent and co-author of Counterstrike. Eric Schmitt, New York Times Terrorism Correspondent and co-author of Counterstrike This new book by two veteran New York Times Pentagon and defense correspondents is being hailed as one of the seminal works on America's efforts to understand the mindset of Al Qaeda terrorists and our efforts to keep an attack from occurring again. It covers the Bush Administration and Obama Administration's evolving efforts over the past ten years.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 16, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 15, 2011 -- 8:00 AM
Bringing Better Health Care to Women In Africa (Episode #237)
KQED World: Tue, Oct 25, 2011 -- 6:30 AM
A program taped during the Global Health Care Conference held in Washington in September, 2011.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 30, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 29, 2011 -- 8:00 AM
The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, Interview with Daniel Yergin (Episode #236)
KQED World: Tue, Oct 18, 2011 -- 6:30 AM
Interview with author Daniel Yergin, international energy expect and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his book, The Prize, in 1992.
- KQED World: Sun, Oct 23, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
- KQED World: Sat, Oct 22, 2011 -- 8:00 AM