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Friday, August 13, 2010

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • The giving pledge
    Forty wealthy families have joined Bill Gates and Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity. But will the money be given wisely, and will the idea of generosity spread?9:06 a.m.
    Stacy Palmer: Editor of the Chronicle of Philanthropy
    Peter Singer: Professor of Bioethics at the University Center for Human Values Princeton University.
  • Politics and social media
    President Obama galvanized his voters during the Presidential elections using the internet and social media like Facebook and Twitter. Can social media really swing a vote and win over the hearts of voters, or does it preach to the choir?9:45 a.m.
    Heather LaMarre: Assistant professor at the school of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota.
  • TextingTo be, or not to be, connected
    Computers and mobile devices have in many ways made our lives easier, but some would argue they also hinder our ability to focus, maintain relationships, and find true fulfillment. Author William Powers says we don't have to give up on technology to find the right balance in our lives.10:06 a.m.
    William Powers: Author of "Hamlet's Blackberry."
    Robert Stephens: Founder and chief inspector of the Geek Squad.

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