Entries in Innovation Hub by Marc Filippino

We look at how evangelicals changed American politics, why an online troll lives in all of us, and the history and lasting impact of gerrymandered elections. That’s all on this week’s Innovation Hub. Read More...

America has always prided itself on the ability to separate church and state. But that idea has been reimagined with the rise and influence of evangelicals over the last 50 years. We talk with two historians about how this group has influenced the political landscape. Read More...

The average online troll isn’t actually a jerk. One professor found nasty commenters are just average people who might be a little cranky. Read More...

Can ordinary people change a system designed to protect those in power? Read More...

Democrats and Republicans aren’t exactly known for their ability to set aside their differences. We take a look at whether bipartisanship is alive and well, floundering, or flatlining. Read More...

On the surface, artificial sweeteners seem like a no-brainer for anyone trying to lose weight. But, before you reach for the Sweet’N Low, listen to the complex history, and possible negative health effects, of sugar substitutes. Read more...

Too busy to read this blog post? In America, your unavailability is a status symbol. Read More...

We look at when humans learned where babies come from, why a walk in the woods can lower your blood pressure, and which species are adapting well to climate change. That’s all on this week’s Innovation Hub. Read More...

Scientists estimate that we could be losing thousands of species to climate change each year. But, take heart says ecologist Chris Thomas: there are also many new species being created. Read more...

From Delmonico's to Howard Johnson's: Paul Freedman walks us through the 10 most influential restaurants  in American history.

What kind of food fuels the City of Angels? Our host Kara Miller takes a trip to Los Angeles to explore the city's rich culinary culture .

Judy Cockerton created the Treehouse Village and in the process, reformed the foster care system.

Next stop: The moon? A look at the future of the business of space.

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