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.
Recorded on November 12, 2009
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.
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