Synopsis: How do young people deal with race in their lives? We aren’t born racist, so how do some of them become that way? We talk to two young readers authors about their new book that addresses the issue. We discuss how young people relate to those of different races, how friendship and loyalty can figure into how we think of race, and why we need to question our expectations of behaviors based on race.
Host: Gary Price Guests: Jason Reynolds, Brendan Kiely, authors of the young reader’s novel, All American Boys.
Synopsis: When you’re the new person at the office, in the neighborhood or at a party it can be an awkward situation, especially if you’re not the most gregarious person. Our guest discusses the issue and offers advice on how to navigate various situations when you’re the newbie in the room.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Keith Rollag, Associate Professor of Management, and Chairman of the Management Division at Babson College, Wellesley, MA, and of author of What to Do When You’re New: How to be comfortable, confident and successful in new situations.
Synopsis: It’s almost time to head to the mall and check out the holiday decorations and pick up some presents for friends and family. A lot of people will be buying clothing, shoes, accessories and making sweets as gifts, thinking only about the cost and if the recipient will like it. Our guests say that you should also consider where the gift comes from, what it’s made of and how the workers who created it are treated. Our guests discuss the need for sustainable, ethically-made gifts, from clothing to jewelry to chocolate.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Kate Black, author of the book, Magnifeco: Your head-to-toe guide to ethical fashion and non-toxic beauty. Amy Guittard, director of marketing for Guittard Chocolate Company, author of their new book, Guittard Chocolate Cookbook: Decadent recipes from San Francisco’s premium bean-to-bar chocolate company.
Synopsis: Most of us have heard the name of Henry Clay, but he’s not one of the people we usually remember the way we do George Washington or Thomas Jefferson. Our guest says that Clay was just as important to our nation as the founding fathers, and he discusses the great contributions this Speaker of the House made to keep our country together, fight for justice, and create the foundations of our extensive modern U.S. transportation system.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Harlow Giles Unger, author of Henry Clay: America’s greatest statesman
Synopsis: There have been a number of incidents recently where large companies or their spokespeople give the business a black eye by their manufacturing practices or illegal behavior. What can a business do to bounce back and once again create trust with its customers? Our two business specialist discuss the issue and offer advice about how companies can avoid problems with their brands as well as how to clean up the mess afterwards.
Host: Gary Price. Guests: Zain Raj, author of Brand Rituals: How successful brands bond with customers for life. Edgar Papke, author of The Elephant in the Boardroom: How leaders use and manage conflict to reach greater levels of success.
Synopsis: Although their numbers are dwindling every year, there are still many people alive today who remember and lived through the Holocaust during World War II. One of these men spoke to us about his experience as a young boy in a Czechoslovakian work camp, and how his mother – through hard work, quick thinking and just pure luck – managed to keep herself and her two children from the death camps in Poland. He also discusses the need for young people to learn about the Holocaust and the reasons why it happened.
Host: Marty Peterson. Guest: Michael Gruenbaum, author with Todd Hasak-Lowy of Somewhere There Is Still a Sun.
Synopsis: What would it be like to have a computer examine you and diagnose your illness? How about a robot making a reservation at an exciting new restaurant that is just perfect – without any direct input from you? Sound like science fiction? Well, our guest says that it already is…or soon will be…science fact. We talk to a computer scientist and author about the rise of computers that can learn on their own and then teach other computers to do the same.
Host: Gary Price. Guest: Pedro Domingos, professor of computer science at the University of Washington, author of the book, The Master Algorithm: How the quest for the ultimate learning machine will remake our world.