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
Malaria: Fighting The Number One Killer In Africa (Episode #239)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 12, 2011 -- 8:00 AM
A program taped during the Global Health Care Conference held in Washington, DC in September, 2011.
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 13, 2011 -- 3:30 PM
Automation Nation: Will Robots Take Our Jobs? (Episode #238)
KQED World: Sat, Nov 5, 2011 -- 8:00 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?
- KQED World: Sun, Nov 6, 2011 -- 3:30 PM