Oct 26, 2017
Breastfeeding is a vital source of nourishment, but its practice has been contested in the U.S. What barriers to breastfeeding do women and families face? In this episode, we discuss Kimberly Seals Allers' new book, "The Big Let Down—How Medicine, Big Business and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding," and explore...
Oct 18, 2017
How is today's "smart machine age" transforming our society? In this episode, University of Virginia professor Edward Hess shares how technology is creating a demand for certain interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
Image credit: Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2017).
Oct 11, 2017
Is philanthropy just giving or is there more to that? The North Carolina Community Foundation is engaging in pop-up philanthropy and other unique crowdsourcing activities. In this episode, we speak with Jennifer Tolle Whiteside of the Foundation about innovations in philanthropy.
Oct 4, 2017
Nearly everyone in the U.S. receives some sort of an education, but our education system often feels antiquated and in need of improvement. How can technology improve aspects of education, like school counseling?
Dr. Adria Dunbar (North Carolina State University) shares how some new ideas are spreading and influencing...
Sep 27, 2017
Climate change and other environmental problems are complex and difficult to address. So how are policymakers tackling these issues? One way is through systems modeling.
In this episode, we chat with Todd BenDor, an environmental planner and professor who applies systems thinking in his work.