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?
In this episode we take a look at the life cycle of a cell, and a particular state called “quiescence,” which may hold the key to developments in cancer research. Dong sits down with Hilary Coller, a leading molecular biologist at Princeton University, to discuss her work.
Sunday at 12:00 pm EST, join News Director Nikki Leon for a conversation with filmmaker Damien Chazelle, whose debut picture—Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench—is being featured at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Listen to the promo here.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST Sophie Jin and Yihe Dong take a look at the latest in cell research. Jin explains how scientists are investigating “quiescence,” a specific state in the life cycle of the cell. Dong speaks with Princeton biologist Hilary Coller, a leader in the study of quiescence, about how her work may, among other things, be applied to cancer research.
From Discourse, Sunday April 12 at 12:00 pm EST, produced by Sophie Jin.
In this installment, Jin sits down with Jon Greenwald, Vice President of the International Crisis Group, to talk about about the repercussions of the US War on Terror in the Middle East and the role President Barack Obama has played in changing the diplomatic climate of the region.
Web Extra: More on Afghanistan
Sunday at 12:00 pm EST, join producer Sophie Jin for an interview with Jon Greenwald, Vice President of the International Crisis Group and former director of the U.S. Department of State Office of Counter-Terrorism. Greenwald discusses the state of American involvement in the Middle East and how the Obama administration is shaping perspectives on America worldwide.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST, Nikki Leon and Alfred Miller take a look at a new technology, called “nanoimprint lithography,” developed by Princeton University scientist Stephen Chou. Nanoimprint lithography allows scientists to build structures on the tiniest scale—including ever-smaller microchips and special molds used in DNA sequencing. Miller speaks with Chou about his discoveries.
If you miss the broadcast or want to hear it a second time, come back here to listen to both episodes.
From Discourse, Sunday April 5 at 12:00 pm EST, Marriage and the Mormons, part one of the series Marriage, Law, and American Society, produced by Sophie Jin.
In this installment, Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton University Historian Neil J. Young to discuss how Mormon political involvement in passing Proposition 8 is part of a long legacy of Mormon political involvement that includes action in the 1970′s against (and in some cases, for) the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Young also explains how Mormon theology and history set the conditions for this involvement.
Interview Extra (online only): Dissent within the Church of the Latter-Day Saints
This Sunday, April 5, at 12:00 pm EST, tune in for the first part of a new interview series on Discourse: Marriage, Law, and American Society. In Part I: the Mormons and Marriage, producer Sophie Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton History Department Lecturer Neil J. Young to discuss Proposition 8 and the American legacy of Mormon political involvement.
After the broadcast, check back here to download the program and listen to web extras not included in the episode.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST catch a second episode of Discourse: a conversation with physicist and writer Tony Rothman on what Japanese traditions of geometry and spirituality can tell us about the relationship between East and West. Rothman reads from his latest book on the subject, Sacred Mathematics.
American involvement overseas is the focus of both our programs this Sunday, March 1st.
On The Dispatch, 12:00-12:30 PM:
Sophie Jin sits down with Princeton University Lecturer in Islamic Culture Michael Barry to discuss how U.S. policy towards Iran is shaping sectarian violence.
On Discourse, 12:30-1:00 PM:
Jun Koh speaks with physicist, bestselling author, and humanitarian activist Alan Lightman about the Harpswell Foundation—a group Lightman started ten years ago to serve young women in Cambodia.
Here’s the full October 23 and October 30 Election Coverage line-up
The McCain Camp
- Sophie Jin reports on the McCain campaign on and off campus in the Princeton, NJ area:
- Sebastian Jones talks with Peter Feldman, Regional Communications Director for NY, NJ and PA for the McCain campaign:
The Obama Camp
- Folasade John reports on the Obama campaign’s efforts in central New Jersey:
- Leif Johnson talks to Princeton Sociology professor and Obama backer Melissa Harris-Lacewell: