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WGBH Forum Network; Boston IDEAS 2005

10/06/2005

Award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez discusses her Cuban-American heritage which she uses as a backdrop for dramas that address timeless and universal questions of humanity. Marc Hauser discusses how by studying monkeys and apes, as well as infants and adults, his work has unlocked some of the mysteries of language evolution, conceptual representation, social cooperation, communication, and morality. Founder and former CEO of Zipcar Robin Chase discusses current ways in which wireless technology can be used in the transportation industry to reduce dependency on fossil fuel.


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Series
WGBH Forum Network
Program
Boston IDEAS 2005
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1982; 1971; 1978

Series Description

The WGBH Forum Network is an audio and video streaming Website dedicated to curating and serving live and on-demand lectures given by some of the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policy makers and community leaders. These events are hosted by world-class cultural and educational organizations in the Greater Boston area. Through this online service thousands of interested people across the world partake of these lectures from the comfort of their home or office at any time they choose. We are proud of the role we serve in our community, of protecting and projecting the public voice; and of informing and inspiring that public voice to foster deeper understanding of and civic engagement in important issues.

Program Description

Broadcast: October 2005

Hugh Herr, medical engineer, rock climber, 10/31/2006 An accomplished rock climber, despite amputations below both knees, Herr discusses how he uses his experience to develop advanced rehabilitation technologies and robotic mechanisms to address a wide range of needs.

Alexis Borisy, biopharmaceutical entrepreneur, 1979 A chemist who has helped to grow a variety of pharmaceutical and biotech companies, and the founder and CEO of CombinatoRx, discusses developing new medicines built from synergistic combinations of approved drugs.

Amy Smith, inventor, 10/6/2005 A MacArthur fellow and mechanical engineer, Smith discusses her interest in creating elegantly simple life-enhancing solutions and labor-saving technologies for the developing world.

Barry Zuckerman, pediatrician, 10/6/2005 Prominent physician and advocate, Zuckerman challenges the way we think about health care by emphasizing prevention and developing programs to promote school readiness and to ensure that families' basic needs are met.

Daniel Dennett, philosopher, 10/6/2005 Daniel Dennett, philosopher, cognitive scientist and author, discusses his efforts to shape the debate on the moral issues around evolution, free will, and mind-body connections.

Deborah Henson-Conant, composer, electric harpist, 10/7/2005 Henson-Conant discusses how she builds new worlds from sound and stories and is revolutionizing the way the world sees this ancient instrument with her cross-genre jazz-pop-comedy-folk-flamenco- Celtic music.

Marc Hauser, psychologist, 10/6/2005 Hauser discusses how by studying monkeys and apes, as well as infants and adults, his work has unlocked some of the mysteries of language evolution, conceptual representation, social cooperation, communication, and morality.

10/6/2005 Award-winning playwright Melinda Lopez discusses her Cuban-American heritage which she uses as a backdrop for dramas that address timeless and universal questions of humanity.

Neil Gershenfeld, physicist, 10/7/2005 Director of The Center for Bits and Atoms at MIT, Gershenfeld discusses his development of 'fabrication laboratories' that bring design technology to ordinary people.

Paula Johnson, cardiologist, 10/6/2005 Nationally recognized for her leadership in women's health, Johnson discusses policy, research and clinical care and how that tripartite mission can offer better access and quality of care for all women.

Robert Pozen, finance expert, autism researcher, 10/6/2005 Best known for his business leadership, public service, and proposals to fix social security, Pozen discusses his wide-ranging intellectual interests which include an exploration of autism.

10/6/2005 Founder and former CEO of Zipcar discusses current ways in which wireless technology can be used in the transportation industry to reduce dependency on fossil fuel.

Stefane Barbeau, industrial designer, 10/6/2005 Duane Smith, industrial designer Product designers who founded Vessel, an innovative design and distribution company, discuss combining quality, unique design and simple solutions to reinvent everyday products.

10/6/2005 Dawson, an expert in medical simulation technologies, discusses his team's efforts to create a complete synthetic human that can simulate responses to injuries and medical procedures, making 'the practice of medicine' safer for patients.

10/7/2005 Tod Murphy, organic farmer and businessman who is building the Farmer's Diner in Barre, VT, discusses his plans to make it a national model for economically viable and environmentally sound restaurants that support local family farms.

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Chicago: “WGBH Forum Network; Boston IDEAS 2005,” 10/06/2005, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_52E5BBA8C6D2470DBEBEE69D7B457FF6.
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