Entries in Innovation Hub by Kara Miller and Genevieve Gilson

beer flight

While ancient civilizations were building pyramids and mapping the globe, they also brewed up a new use for grains. William Bostwick, author of The Brewer's Tale, discusses the intersection between beer and innovation. Read More...

law library

Lawyers, suited up and steeped in tradition, aren’t usually seen as cutting-edge, but embracing technology may be the only thing to save the legal profession. Read More...

Shy guy

We often believe that extroverts - those boisterous, outgoing folks at the office - have the best ideas. But if the boss overlooks introverts, great ideas may be lost, says Susan Cain, author of “Quiet.Read More...

a colorful office

A new generation of workers has a new generation of values - which can mean walking away from raises and promotions. Read More...

Chicago Skyway

With school back in session, freeways across the country are more congested than ever. One traffic expert says there’s a clear solution. But are people willing to pay? Read More...

Cheesburger

Fast food has been studied in connection with Americans’ expanding waistlines, but new research suggests that fast food may also affect mental states, making people more impatient. Read More...

the Thinker

 
Here are three things to know about this week's show:

1. Men are more optimistic about how much money their companies will make. Which may explain why there are so few women running companies in Silicon Valley.

2. Mix some Milton with your molecular biology. According to Walter Isaacson, Steve Jobs’ biographer, people at the intersection of the humanities and technology are uniquely positioned to develop great products and come up with breakthrough solutions.

3. Think you know where Obamacare came from? It didn’t start with politicians - or even voters. Think tanks shape the government to a greater extent than most people realize.

old books

Are Chaucer and Milton destined to disappear? As college students increasingly gravitate towards STEM fields, fewer are majoring in the humanities. Pulitzer Prize winners and Harvard professors Stephen Greenblatt and Louis Menand discuss evolving college curriculums. Read More...

U.S. Capitol

Think tanks are a quiet, powerful player that continue to shape American government and public opinion. We look at where they come from - and how they get their money - with Andrew Selee of the Wilson Center. Read More...

ASCII design

It takes more than code to sell gadgets and apps. The secret may be in sleek and sexy design, says John Maeda, design partner at Kleiner Perkins and former president of RISD. Read More...

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