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
Ending America's Dropout Crisis Part 1: Middle School Intervention That Works (Episode #251)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
A look at what can be done at the middle school level to keep students in school through high school and beyond. Studies show that the middle school years are critical to high school success. This program will profile middle school leaders, teachers, students and programs that have helped turned troubled middle schools into models of success.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 29, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
Rich State, Poor State: How Eliminating the Income Tax Helps Grow States' Economies (Episode #249)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
Guests: Dr. Mark Dybul, George W. Bush Institute, Acting Director of Malaria No More Bishop Sunday Onuoha, Vision Africa Dr. Steven Phillips, Exxon Mobil Corporation. A program highlighting the scourge of malaria in Africa and other developing countries with a discussion about how concerned organizations, such as the Bush Institute, can work with other groups to expand treatment and prevention of this deadly disease. Taped during the Global Health Conference sponsored by the Bush Institute in September, 2011.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
The New Battle Field: Life After War for America's New Veterans (Episode #246)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
The issue of taxation has become a huge part of the Presidential campaign. While people are focused on taxes on a national level, the idea of eliminating the personal income tax on the state level could affect the economic well being of voters just as significantly. Several states have eliminated the personal income tax and there are movements in several more to pass similar measures. What is the demonstrable economic benefit of eliminating the income tax and what are the downsides?
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
Interview with His Holiness The Dalai Lama (Episode #308)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
An interview with the Dalai Lama on his people's struggle for religious and political freedom in Tibet.
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 8, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
Academically Adrift: How College Students and Professors Aren't Making the Grade (Episode #307)
KQED World: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
Guests: Josipa Roksa, co-author, Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campus; Kim Clark, Senior Writer for Money Magazine; James Piereson, Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute. College is still considered key to the American dream. But is that dream hollow? "Academically Adrift" a new book by two college professors contends that many of today's college students show little-to-no improvement in critical thinking or written communication throughout their time at college. So why aren't our college students learning more - and are any schools getting it right?
- KQED World: Fri, Mar 1, 2013 -- 10:00 AM
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