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Why cities are mankind's greatest invention

Feb 17, 2011
Harvard economist Ed Glaeser talks with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Triumph of the City," why cities are our greatest invention, and how they are good for the environment as well.
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Triumph of the City

Feb 17, 2011
Title: Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier Author: Edward Glaeser Publi...
Posted In: Books, Edward Glaeser, Triump of the City

The new '10 Commandments of Money'

Feb 11, 2011
Tess Vigeland talks to MSN's personal finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston about the new rules of personal finance she outlines in her book "The 10 Commandments of Money."
Posted In: Books, Personal Finance, Savings

The Great Migration

Feb 10, 2011
More than six million African Americans moved out of the South between World War 1 and 1970. The exodus was called the Great Migration and it transformed American culture and identity, from our music to our economy to our politics.
Posted In: Books, Jobs

Radio Shangri-La

Feb 7, 2011
Title: Radio Shangri-La: What I Learned in Bhutan, the Happiest Kingdom on Earth Author: Lisa Napoli Publisher: Crown Publishing Group Type: N...
Posted In: Books, Lisa Napoli, Radio Shangri-La

Apple tightens grip on app store

Feb 1, 2011
Apple has rejected an app from Sony that would simulate Sony's own e-book reader and allow customers to purchase books from Sony from inside the...
Posted In: Amazon, apple, apps, Books, business, iPad, iPhone, Kindle, policy, Sony

Practically Radical

Jan 28, 2011
Title: Practically Radical: Not-So-Crazy Ways to Transform Your Company, Shake Up Your Industry, and Challenge Yourself Author: Bill Taylor Pub...
Posted In: Bill Taylor, Books, William C. Taylor

Financial crisis and 'Other People's Money'

Jan 26, 2011
If you want to find out what caused the 2008 financial crisis, you can pick up a copy of the 576-page report by the U.S. commission appointed to ...
Posted In: book review, Books, financial crisis, financial reform

Patton Oswalt's perspective: Why a wasteland outlook works for him

Jan 24, 2011
Stand-up comedian Patton Oswalt drops by our studios to talk with Kai Ryssdal about his new book, "Zombie Spaceship Wasteland," why a lot of comedians are wastelands, and how Twitter has helped him to become a better writer.
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Playing video games can change the world

Jan 20, 2011
Author Jane McGonigal from the Institute For The Future talks with Kai Ryssdal about her new book, "Reality Is Broken," and the specific skills gamers develop that they can use to help solve real-world problems.
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