January 01, 2011

About The Show

Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers - from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation, and more. Guests have included Michael Pollan, Sal Khan, Marissa Mayer, Clayton Christensen, Jared Diamond, Paul Farmer, Sherry Turkle, and Brian Greene.

About Kara Miller

Kara Miller

Kara Miller is the host and executive editor of Innovation Hub, which she launched in 2011. PRI took the program national in 2014. Kara has also appeared on “The Takeaway,”  “PRI's The World,” and “Marketplace Tech." 

Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, TheAtlantic.com, The Huffington Post, and The International Herald Tribune. Kara holds a Ph.D. from Tufts and a B.A. from Yale. She serves on the advisory committee of the Lemelson Foundation.

Follow Kara on Twitter: @karaemiller

About The Staff

Matt Purdy

Matt Purdy is the senior producer on Innovation Hub. Before joining the show, he was senior producer of Maryland Morning, a local news show in Baltimore. He was part of a team there that won a 2014 Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award for a series on race and inequality in the Baltimore region. His earliest foray into radio, a story about a bicycle trip he took across the United States, won a 2010 ShortDoc Award from the Third Coast Audio Festival.

Before radio, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bulgaria (zdravei!). When not producing, he’s likely biking around Boston or trying not to stare at computer screens.

• Follow Matt on Twitter: @matthewpurdy

Marc Sollinger

Marc Sollinger is an Olympic gold medalist, shark wrestler, and lead cultist of the dread god Cthulhu. In addition to all this, he’s a total liar.

Actually, Marc’s an associate producer for Innovation Hub and has previously worked for The PBS NewsHour and Marketplace.

Some fun facts about him: he grew up overseas, creates extremely nerdy podcasts in his spare time (you can listen to them here), and speaks just enough French to know when French people are making fun of him. He can also bake croissants, though the amount of time this takes means he does so very rarely. And the funnest fact of all is that Marc Sollinger is extremely uncomfortable writing about himself in the third person, so he will stop doing so now.

• Follow Marc on Twitter: @HarmonyInHead

Marc Filippino

Marc Filippino is an associate producer on Innovation Hub. He grew up on Long Island before moving to New England to pursue a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Boston University.

In his life before radio, Marc was a weekly newspaper reporter who struggled to stay awake during late night city council meetings. He got his start at the Biddeford-Saco-Old Orchard Beach Courier in Maine and later moved onto the Lexington Minuteman and the Cambridge Chronicle newspapers. 

Longing for adventure and deep dish pizza, Marc then moved to Chicago where he earned his master’s at DePaul University. While there, he interned and freelanced for the WBEZ show Curious City.  

Marc enjoys biking, baking sweet things (his success rate is modest, at best) and rooting for his hopeless New York Mets.

Follow Marc on Twitter: @mfilippino

Where To Hear Us


Contact us

Let us know your thoughts on the show - and what topics you'd like to hear more of: innovationhub@wgbh.org. You can also leave us a voicemail: (617) 684-5839

If you're a program director and want to know more about adding Innovation Hub to your schedule, please call PRI at (617) 300-5336


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