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piggy in danger

Biggie was right. This week on Innovation Hub: money problems. Read more....

Pittsburgh

1. One of the most valuable assets in any city isn’t the infrastructure or the government or the geography… it's the universities. That’s according to Richard Florida, who explains why cities without great colleges might be in trouble.

2. The exploitation of 19th century factory workers… led directly to some of the best museums in the country. Professor Edward Muller looks at how the the “robber barons” are still changing all our lives.

3. Mr. Rogers' entire philosophy was shaped by a pie fight he saw on TV. We'll explore the lasting legacy of the nicest man on television.

Girl hunting and cooking

Hunger isn’t just driving you to get that double bacon cheeseburger at Five Guys - it’s also been a main force behind all of civilization. Columbia's Ruth DeFries talks about the unexpected ways our quest for food has shaped, and is still shaping, the world we live in. Read More...

Mona Lisa copy in warehouse

Reporter Jeff Tyler heads to Italy to discover whether the formula that made the Renaissance work centuries ago can be recreated in the modern world. Read More...

NY Stock Exchange

America is in danger of losing its innovative edge and sliding into economic malaise. Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business, says that business leaders may be too scared to save us from the downturn. Read More...

code

English major? That’s no excuse not to learn the language of code, says Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute. Read More...

China flag

One journalist argues that Americans haven't cornered the market on creativity. And that China is hot on our heels. Should we be concerned? Read more...

The Beatles

Sir Ken Robinson – whose TED Talk on creativity is one of the most popular of all time – once tracked down a music teacher in the port town of Liverpool, England. The teacher had taught two of the most famous Liverpudlians of all time - Paul McCartney and George Harrison - and Robinson asked if he had noticed anything special about McCartney and Harrison when they were students. The response? Read more...

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