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An Exploration of New Ideas and Discoveries

    Diversifying Power

    Diversifying Power

    This summer saw the worst forest fires in American history, just the latest sign of extreme climate change. And at the same time, protests erupted across the country in response to horrific racist injustices, renewing the country’s focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. We’re joined by Jennie C. Stephens, Director of the School of Public […]

    Addressing Neglected Diseases [Rebroadcast and Update]

    Addressing Neglected Diseases [Rebroadcast and Update]

    Original broadcast: 4/24/2018. In the United States we are familiar with common illnesses like the cold and flu, but we only hear about many diseases from beyond our shores, like the Ebola virus, when a case unexpectedly appears here. How can we create drugs to cure these illnesses, which often affect the poorest countries first, […]

    The Secrets of Hollywood Storytelling [Rebroadcast and Update]

    The Secrets of Hollywood Storytelling [Rebroadcast and Update]

    Original Broadcast: 11/28/2017. For over a hundred years, movies have been synonymous with entertainment. But outside of the film industry, few people really understand how they are made, and especially how the best movies engross us through careful attention to good storytelling, encoded in dialogue and images, and, less obviously, sound. Joining us in Episode Six […]

    Seeking Justice for Hidden Deaths [Rebroadcast and Update]

    Seeking Justice for Hidden Deaths [Rebroadcast and Update]

    Original Broadcast: 2/5/2019. In the United States between 1930 and 1970 there were thousands of racially motivated homicides, a brutal continuation of the gruesome murders that African Americans had endured for decades before, even as the Civil Rights movement began to stir. Many of these homicide cases are cold cases, left unsolved and, too often, […]

    Hashtag Activism

    Hashtag Activism

    Hashtags began as a simple way to categorize social media posts, but soon became a way for people across the world to connect around shared issues and identities, and from there, slowly grew into a potent new form of activism. Brooke Foucault Welles and Moya Bailey join us on this episode to discuss their research […]

    The Road Back to Normal

    The Road Back to Normal

    The world has been upended by a novel coronavirus, and all we want to do is to return to normal. But how can that happen, and when? Today on What’s New, an expert on the resilience of societies talks about the long road back after enormous tragedies. Northeastern University Global Resilience Institute’s Covid 19: How […]

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