January 01, 2015

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 is the host and executive editor of Innovation Hub, which she launched in 2011. PRI took the program national in May, 2014. Kara also contributes to “The Takeaway,” a national radio program hosted by John Hockenberry, WGBH’s “Morning Edition,” and “Greater Boston,” which airs on Boston’s PBS station.

As a host, Kara has interviewed Tom Friedman, Sherry Turkle, Jared Diamond, Sal Khan, David Pogue, and Marissa Mayer, among others. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, TheAtlantic.com, The Huffington Post, and The International Herald Tribune. Kara holds a Ph.D. from Tufts and a B.A. from Yale.

• Follow Kara on Twitter: @karaemiller.

About the staff:

Mary Dooe

I'm the producer and jack-of-all-trades at Innovation Hub, the weekly national public radio show about how we'll live next.

Prior to landing at WGBH in Boston (my hometown, Go Sox!) I did stints at Studio 360, Marketplace, and NPR's Weekend All Things Considered. I've also spent time at daily newspapers, startup websites, and fashion magazines (I love all things media).

Beyond my day job, I've converted my former years of competitive swimming into a recurring need to run half marathons. Also likes: Real books, plane tickets, and red wine.

• Follow Mary on Twitter: @dooezer.

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 the Associate Producer of Innovation Hub and has previously worked for The PBS NewsHour and Marketplace.

Some fun facts about him: he grew up overseas, created an extremely nerdy radio drama based on War of the World (you can listen to it 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

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Contact us

Let us know your thoughts on the show - and what topics you'd like to hear more of: innovationhub@wgbh.org.

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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