Robert Reich, former Secretary of Labor and professor of public policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and Susan Hassler, editor in chief of IEEE Spectrum magazine, are joined by engineers, scientists, and futurists from MIT, Carnegie Mellon, Rice University, and the Institute for the Future to give listeners insights into how technology will redefine work in the not too distant future.
IEEE Spectrum Radio Programming
IEEE Spectrum produces four to six hour-long documentaries per year on a wide range of technology subjects. Our specials are made available to public radio stations and other broadcast outlets, and are distributed by the Public Radio Exchange and NPR’s Content Depot. In addition to the IEEE, support for our programs comes from the National Science Foundation and the Sloan Foundation via the Public Radio Exchange.
Latest Show—FutureCar: Accelerating Into the Future
FutureCar: Accelerating Into the Future, a one-hour special from IEEE Spectrum, explores the latest technological advances for the automobile, and previews cars we may see in the not-too-distant future.
No matter what you believe about climate change, we can all agree that extreme weather events—tornadoes, hurricanes, fires, droughts—are occurring more frequently. These massive natural disasters upset lives and devastate property. The costs of cleanup and reconstruction are enormous.
“Adapting to Climate Change” explores the ambitious plans that engineers, scientists, government officials, business leaders, NGOs, and community groups around the world are making to deal with future catastrophic events and shifting weather patterns.
The hour-long radio special “Grokking Democracy” examines how elections and governing have changed in today’s digital world. Cohosted by political journalist Jonathan Alter and public radio anchor Lisa Mullins, the program looks at social media campaigns, e-voting, and other transformative tools. We hear from campaign managers and political strategists and discover ways that digital technology has changed civil society from Northern Europe to South Asia.