Marcie Sillman speaks with Ray Lane, spokesperson for Puget Sound Energy, about why the utility company is about to send one million pieces of rotten-egg-scented mail to their customers (for their own good).
Marcie Sillman talks to journalist Dana Goldstein about her new book, "The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession," which delves into how standardized testing has changed the classroom and the future of education in the United States.
Ayad Akhtar is one of those guys you'd hate if he wasn't so likeable.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright is an award-winning screenwriter, a critically-acclaimed novelist, an actor and a teacher. And he's only 43 years old.
The Pulitzer-winning play, "Disgraced," is about a Pakistani-American who tries to distance himself from his roots. His deception falls apart when he and his wife host a dinner party. "Disgraced" has its Broadway debut this fall.
Marcie Sillman talks to Vaughn Palmer, columnist for the Vancouver Sun, about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's efforts to convince skeptical politicians to help fight against the terrorist organization Islamic State.
In addition, they touch on Scottish independence and what it might mean for Quebec.
Ross Reynolds speaks with Todd Donovan, professor of political science at Western Washington University, about U.S. representative candidate Pedro Celis' decision to hire young hotshots who helped bring down House Speaker Eric Cantor.
Ross Reynolds speaks with Nick Bostrom, founder of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute, about why we should be thinking – now – about how to avoid creating a superintelligent machine that accidentally destroys the world.
Marcie Sillman sits down with book luster Nancy Pearl and learns about the latest novel from author Siri Hustvedt, "The Blazing World, " about one woman's efforts to make it in the art world by using male pseudonyms.