Event Rebroadcast: The New Age of Invention
In this episode
The digital revolution is transforming innovation, providing access to information in ways unheard of even a generation ago. Putting this knowledge to purpose is transforming how we live, communicate, and govern—and raising new issues about equality and fairness. In this episode, we rebroadcast a conversation by an expert panel that included contributors to Trend, The Pew Charitable Trusts’ journal of ideas, which recently focused on this new age of invention. They are Susan Urahn, executive vice president and chief program officer of Pew; Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research at the Pew Research Center; and Jody Roberts, director of the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Research and managing director of CHF West. In this discussion moderated by Frazierita Klasen, vice president of Pew, we learn about the possibilities and dilemmas of technological change. To learn more, visit pewtrusts.org/afterthefact.
It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to sort fact from fiction in this digital age. In this episode, we talk to Alan Miller, who founded the News Literacy Project—an educational, nonpartisan nonprofit organization that is helping people determine what information to trust and share. Read More
More than a third of America’s national parks are battlefields, cemeteries, and other sites that honor our military veterans. But those 156 landmarks are awaiting $6 billion in needed repairs—accounting for nearly half of the National Park Service’s $11.6 billion maintenance backlog. Host Dan LeDuc talks with two former service members about the peace, pride, and purpose they find at their... Read More
What do the number 70 and nonpartisanship have in common? For Pew, the combination is a special one, marking our 70th year of serving the public by using nonpartisan data to make a difference. To commemorate the anniversary, we invited Pew’s president and CEO, Rebecca Rimel, into the studio to share her thoughts on the value of nonpartisanship and civil dialogue. Then we traveled to... Read More