This morning in our Ideas Matter segment, we spotlight New York Humanities and discuss Anne Northup, Slavery, and the Birth of American Cuisine.
12 Years a Slave, which just won the Oscar for Best Picture, tells the story of Solomon Northup who was kidnapped from upstate New York and sold into slavery. Told from his point of view, the movie doesn't tell what happened to his family while he was gone. This week we'll learn about his wife Anne, who worked as a cook at the Morris-Jumel House in New York City.
Our guests are: Carol Ward, Executive Director of Morris-Jumel House and Emilie Gruchow, Archivist at Morris-Jumel House.
We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)—the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle class workers in the process.
In the NBA, San Antonio beat Miami 111-87, Phoenix topped Oklahoma City 128-122, and the LA Clippers defeated the LA Lakers 142-94.
In the NHL, Boston shut out Washington 3-0, Edmonton slid past the NY Islanders 3-2 in overtime, it was Los Angeles over Winnipeg 3-1, Buffalo defeated Tampa Bay 3-1, Colorado edged Detroit 3-2 in overtime, Chicago bested Columbus 6-1, St. Louis won against Nashville 2-1, Dallas trumped Vancouver 6-1, Phoenix beat Montreal 5-2, and San Jose had a 5-3 victory over Pittsburgh.
On this week’s Capitol Connection Dr. Alan Chartock speaks with Arthur Jerry Kremer, former state assemblyman and current lobbyist who represents, among others, the energy interests in New York … prompting Alan to ask him about fracking for natural gas…
Today's Academic Minute delves into the creative process.
There is a saying that imitation may be the most sincere form of flattery, but we sometimes view imitators as lacking creativity of their own. But as Robert Goldstone, Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, explains, this imitation may play a crucial role in the overall creative process.