If you tuned in to WPRB in October, you may have caught an earlier version of Naomi Nix’s story about the first same-sex commitment ceremony performed in the Princeton University Chapel. Here’s the final version, which is quite a bit different from the original. Take a listen:
We talk with Princeton Professor Bernard Haykel about radical Islam, democracy, and U.S. relations in the Middle East. Nick Tagher and Aaron Smargon are co-hosts. Executive producer is Nikki Leon. Andrew Saraf contributed research.
This is the full installment of our interview with former Vice Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and current Princeton Professor Alan Blinder. We discuss with him important issues concerning the economy: unemployment, financial regulation, the deficit, national debt, the Federal Reserve, and interest rates. Nick Tagher and Aaron Smargon are co-hosts. Executive producer is Nikki Leon. Andrew Saraf contributed research.
We’re taking a look at how mainstream media outlets are adjusting to generational and technological shifts. Charles Gibson of ABC News shares thoughts on his retirement and the future of broadcast journalism. Marc Fisher, Enterprise Editor at the Washington Post, gives a glimpse at how new media is revolutionizing his and others’ work. Plus, we ask people on the street how they get their news: Paper, RSS, or Something Else?
This week on Discourse, Professor of Electrical Engineering Andrew Houck ’00 joins us to discuss the latest in quantum computing. Earlier this year, Professor Houck’s work in this exciting new field prompted the editors of Technology Review magazine to include him on their list of the top 35 young innovators for 2009.The TR35, as it is called, is described as an eclectic list of “technologists and scientists, all under the age of 35” whose work is changing the world. In our interview, Professor Houck explains what distinguishes quantum computers from classical computers, describes the fundamental building block of quantum computers (the “qubit”), and touches upon the most important question of theoretical computer science–”does p = np?” Listen here.
This week on Taking On, we sit down with Princeton Professor Alan Blinder to discuss the current economic turmoil, the reform of the financial system, and the role of the Federal Reserve. Part 1 airs on Sunday, November 15. Part 2 will air on Sunday, November 29. To listen to the interview in its entirety, please return to the WPRB News website after Part 2 has aired.
Tune in now (12pm-1pm EST) to hear The Dispatch: Voices on Same Sex Marriage, Part II
This week, Naomi Nix takes a look at the first same-sex commitment ceremony performed in the University Chapel. Scholars Stephen Macedo and Robert George share their thoughts on the issue. And WPRB Contributor Connor Carreras sits down with lawyers on both sides of Perry v Schwarzenegger, a case challenging California’s voter-instituted ban on same-sex marriage that is set to go before a US District Court in January 2010.
Creative Commons Licensed music from Evgeny Grinko, The Family Simpson, and Learning Music.
This week, WPRB News is airing a two-part series Oct 25 and Nov 1. The Dispatch: Voices on Same Sex Marriage takes taking a look at how different groups have engaged the issue of gay unions. This week, Leif Johnson explores what happens when a University is asked to take a political stance, Sophie Jin visits a march in Washington DC, and historian Neil J. Young explains how one particular religious denomination, the Church of Latter Day Saints, became involved in the passage of California Proposition 8 last year.
CC-Licensed music from Evgeny Grinko, Learning Music, Sagan, Bomba Estereo.
During this fall’s membership drive, WPRB News aired an interview with Charles Gibson, longtime ABC anchor and host of World News Tonight with Charles Gibson. Gibson, set to retire at the end of this year, shared some thoughts about the future of broadcast media. He also reminisced about his career and his beginnings in broadcast journalism as News Director at WPRB.
Alfred Miller sits down with Princeton Electrical Engineering professor Paul Prucnal and Princeton PhD student John Suarez. Professor Prucnal is head of the Lightwave Communications Laboratory. John Suarez is also a member of the laboratory. They’ll explain how they could make the Internet a thousand times faster using light.