15-19 Story 1: Becoming Steve Jobs

 

Synopsis: Apple co-founder, Steve Jobs, was hailed as a genius during his lifetime for the success he and his partner made of the fledgling computer company. However, Jobs was also accused of being a divisive manager who burnt out his employees, and was eventually sidelined at his own company. We talk to one of his biographers about how Jobs changed his ways after he left Apple, and how his experiences with NeXt Computer, Pixar, and becoming a husband and father helped him develop into a savvier, more understanding innovator and leader.

Host: Gary Price. Guest: Rick Tetzeli, co-author with Brent Schlender, of the book, “Becoming Steve Jobs: The evolution of a reckless upstart into a visionary leader.”

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15-19 Story 2: Women of the Atomic Age

 

Synopsis: The Atomic Age is credited mostly to men like Einstein, Oppenheimer and Fermi. Although there’s no question that these eminent scientists were leaders in the development and understanding of nuclear power, there were also many women who contributed knowledge and sometimes their health and lives, but who are overshadowed by the men. We talk to two authors whose books give these women the recognition they deserve.

Host: Marty Peterson. Guests: Craig Nelson, author of “The Age of Radiance: The epic rise and dramatic fall of the Atomic Era.” Denise Kiernan, author of the best-selling book, “The Girls of Atomic City,” now in paperback.

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