Monthly Archives: February 2012

Episode 3: How has the internet changed us? (and how hasn’t it)

This week, a caller ponders about something so prominent in many of our lives…the Internet. Is the internet radically reshaping society? Or is it just another tool to allow us to do things that we’ve always done?

During our search for insight into this question, we speak to Ph.D student Patrick Kelley and Dr. Moira Burke from Carnegie Mellon University and Dr. Kimberly Young from St. Bonaventure University and the Center for Internet Addiction Recovery. We also try to illustrate this emerging technology using the humor of comedian Pete Holmes.


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Episode 2: Are cities good or bad for the environment?

In our second episode of I Wonder…, a caller’s asthma leads him to wonder whether cities are good or bad for the environment. We discuss this inquiry with an environmental historian, an atmospheric chemist, and random pedestrians to try to understand how cities affect our lives, whether we live in them or not.

During the episode, we reference Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax,  Joel Tarr’s Devastation and Renewal, Ed Glaeser’s Triumph of the City, and the air quality research of Neil Donahue.

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