History Of Our Time: Making Sense Of This Moment

Russia has an elected president and parliament but has cracked down on dissent and the press. Some desperately warned against disaster. It’s a vital conversation at this transformative moment in our political and social order, here and around the world. That’s a big question we’re posing at NPR. Martin Luther King Jr., said that “the […]

Is Do-It-Yourself Fact Checking The Future?

Violent crime rates are definitely lower. As in philosophy, there is no “view from nowhere” in journalism. Wales contends that Wikitribune.com will be the gatekeeper of the Internet. We must, indeed, fight against the trivialization and distortion of the news and the rampant downgrading of expertise we see on the Internet, and USAFacts.com and Wikitribune.com […]

Explaining Human Behavior

Robert Sapolsky, professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University and the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation genius grant, joins us to discuss his book,   Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst. Through a combination of research and storytelling, Sapolsky looks   at how everything from hormones to our culture influences […]

Connecting Generations Of Refugees

at NYU’s English Department Event Space (244 Greene St., between Washington Pl and Waverly Pl.) – At the Asian American Writers’ Workshop   (112 W 27th St., at 6th Ave.) event, “The Personal in the Political,” on May 8 at 7 p.m. -For a reading on   May 5 as part of PEN World Voices’ […]

Why India May Become An Economic Giant

He looks at how India may establish itself as an economic powerhouse, and why many of its citizens are optimistic about the country’s future. Adam Roberts, the European business and finance correspondent in Paris for The Economist, joins us to discuss his book,   Superfast Primetime Ultimate Nation: The Relentless Invention of Modern India. Roberts […]