The Roundtable
11:12 am
Tue August 19, 2014

"Mindless: Why Smarter Machines Are Making Dumber Humans" By Simon Head

    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.

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Science & Technology
11:35 am
Wed July 9, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Inferential Software

  This morning we will discuss the very sexy topic of inferential software. Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, is here to help answer the question – is it worth it to spend $250 bucks just to turn on the lights?

Jesse Feiler is an app developer, consultant, trainer, and author. His latest book is: iOS App Development for Dummies. His apps include Minutes Machine the iPad-based app for managing meetings, agendas, and minutes; and Saranac River Trail app.

The Roundtable
11:45 am
Wed May 7, 2014

Scribbling Machines And More: The Art Of Tinkering

    Brought to you by the Exploratorium’s Tinkering Studio, The Art of Tinkering is an unprecedented celebration of what it means to tinker: to take things apart, explore tools and materials, and build wondrous, wild art that’s part science and part technology. Join 150+ makers as they share the stories behind their beautiful and bold work—and use the special conductive ink on the cover to do some tinkering yourself!

Academic Minute
5:00 am
Tue May 6, 2014

Dr. Radu Sporea, University of Surrey - Sci-Fi Technology

The amazing technology we see in science-fiction is fast becoming reality.

Radu Sporea, academic research fellow at the University of Surrey, is helping to bring some of these future-thinking inventions to life.

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Science & Technology
10:45 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Earth Day Apps

  This morning we discuss what Earth Day apps and where technology and Earth day intersect and can interact with our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler.

Science & Technology
11:35 am
Thu February 27, 2014

Jesse Feiler - How Apps Are Made

This morning we discuss what is old in computing and can lead to the new. Our Tech Guru, Jesse Feiler, is here to talk to us about how apps are built.

Jesse Feiler is an app developer, consultant, trainer, and author. His books include iOS 6 Foundations, and the forthcoming Sams Teach Yourself Objective-C Second Edition. His apps include Minutes Machine the iPad-based app for managing meetings, agendas, and minutes; and Saranac River Trail app.

Science & Technology
11:35 am
Tue January 21, 2014

Jesse Feiler - Windows XP

    Joe and Jesse Feiler will discuss the lingering of Windows XP. Originally released in 2001, Windows XP has reached the end of its useful life. Microsoft announced that support (including security updates) will cease on April 8, 2014. Then, last week, with a minimum of fanfare, Microsoft sort of took it back.

What's going on? Joe and Jesse try to get to the bottom of it all with the help of Bryan Brayton – the Network Engineer for the City of Plattsburgh, where he’s been for the last 6 years. Previous to that he was the Network Administrator at Clinton Community College. He’s been in the IT field for about 16 years, has a BS in Computer Science, and is a Microsoft Certified System Engineer. His areas of expertise are in Windows servers and computer networking.

The Roundtable
9:00 am
Mon December 9, 2013

12/9/13 Panel

  Today's panelists are WAMC's Alan Chartock and political consultant, Libby Post. Ray Graf hosts.

Topics include:
Air Pollution Over State Lines
$15,000 Sponsorships to Meet With Public Officials
Tech and Anti-Snooping

The Roundtable
11:03 am
Mon December 2, 2013

"The App Generation" By Howard Gardner And Katie Davis

  For the current generation of youth- an app at the fingertips is the natural way to address almost any task. Their fluent use of mobile apps from an early age makes them different from all previous generations - even from young adults who grew up with the internet.

There is much speculation about the impact of this constant immersion in new technologies. Do apps open new horizons, or limit creativity? Do today’s youth have a firmer or a more fragmented sense of identity? Are social media enriching young peoples’ lives or impoverishing their relationships?

In the new book The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World, Harvard psychologist Howard Gardner and digital media expert Katie Davis look at original research that illuminates these important questions.

The Roundtable
10:41 am
Tue November 5, 2013

National Geographic's "The Science of Everything"

From refrigerators to roller-coasters, from neon signs to digital music - everywhere you turn the things around you help explain the fundamentals of science. National Geographic’s new book, The Science of Everything reveals the science behind virtually everything.

David Pogue is the former New York Times tech columnist (he's now with Yahoo) has written the foreword to the book and we welcome him to the show.