1) Joe Donahue speaks with M. Night Shyamalan about his book, "I Got Schooled." The book explores public education reform and closing the achievement gap. 2) An Academic Minute segment on the history of municipal drinking water.
1) Jill Powlick, patent attorney, speaks about some of the most prominent intellectual property patent cases in recent years, including the Prometheus case. 2) WBEZ radio explores the first controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago. 3) An Academic Minute segment on how Shakespeare's writing reflects early modern ideas about property and ownership in 16th-century England.
1) Angie Kalman, a pediatric occupational therapist, talks about cursive handwriting in curriculum. 2) A report on the disappearing language of the Passamaquoddy tribe and methods of preservation. 3) A commentary about a distracted audience member. 4) An Academic Minute segment on the geological process and materials involved in cell phone production.
1) Gregory Stock talks about the revised edition of his book, "The Book of Questions." 2) A report about American nuns under investigation by the Vatican for liberal and feminist beliefs. 3) An Academic Minute segment about sexual selection and the mating behavior of female fruit flies.
1) Jim Ziolkowski talks about buildOn, an organization that creates educational opportunities for children in developing countries. 2) An Academic Minute segment on the influence of family on cigarette smoking.
1) Joe Donahue speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Scott A. Berg about, "Wilson," a biography on President Woodrow Wilson. 2) An Academic Minute segment on why some mammals have evolved so large.
1) Janisse Ray, author of the book, "The Seed Underground," talks about saving different varieties of seeds to preserve diversity. 2) A report on the maker movement, including DIY (Do-It-Yourself) clubs and Hacker Scouts, where students explore STEAM and STEM fields by making things. 3) An Academic Minute segment on the world of farms and bees.
1) Jason Lane, author of the book, "Universities and Colleges as Economic Drivers," discusses the economic potential and impact of higher education institutions. 2) Galileo Vieira, Windows marketing manager, discusses the latest types of education apps for the classroom. 3) An Academic Minute segment on how flowing lava interacts with its environment.