July 24, 2015

Looking towards the future. Credit: Chase Elliott Clark / Flickr Creative Commons

Three things to know from this week:

1. Hospitals in the South were desegregated thanks to Medicare. Jennifer Klein, professor of history at Yale, lets us in on Medicare's bumpy, challenging backstory.

2. Access to cell phones won't banish poverty. That's according to author - and former Microsoft exec - Kentaro Toyama, who explains why technology is not always the answer.

3. In politics, owning an island is still better than owning a computer. Micah Sifry, co-founder of Personal Democracy Media, explains why technology hasn't lived up to its promise - and why he's still hopeful.

This week's music:

Switch Up - Pretty Lights

Think Differently - Wu-Tang Clan

Election - Black Bottom Brass Band

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