Solvable
Solvable
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Solvable showcases the world’s most innovative thinkers and their proposed solutions to the world’s most daunting problems. The interviews, conducted by journalists like Malcolm Gladwell and Jacob Weisberg, will launch a dialogue that both acknowledges the complexity of the issues while inspiring hope that the problems are, in fact, solvable.
Disinformation is Solvable
Emily Bazelon is a staff writer for the New York Times Magazine and the Truman Capote Fellow for Creative Writing and Law at Yale Law School. She believes that disinformation is solvable.  Want to learn more about this and get more involved? Here are some ways to do so: “The Problem of Free Speech in an Age of Disinformation,” Emily Bazelon for the New York Times Magazine, Oct 15, 2020 The Cyber Policy Center at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Election Integrity Partnership Avaaz Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society  The Landscape For Campaign Finance, 10 Years After Citizens United, Ari Shapiro with Nate Persily for NPR, Jan 21, 2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21
28 min
Solvable Presents: Brave New Planet
Eric Lander is president and founding director of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard and was a leader of the Human Genome Project. His new podcast Brave New Planet weighs the pros and cons of a wide range of innovations in science. You can subscribe to The Brave New Planet feed, wherever you get your podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13
16 min
Solvable: Stereotypical Refugee Narratives
Ahmed Badr is an Iraqi-American writer, social entrepreneur, former refugee and the founder of Narratio. Narratio is a creative platform and set of initiatives that carve out spaces for displaced young people to transcend the tragedies that may have initially caused their displacement. Here are a few additional resources related to this episode: Narratio.org While the Earth Sleeps We Travel: Stories, Poetry, and Art from Young Refugees Around the World  Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 7
19 min
The Slow Regrowth of Vulnerable Coral Reefs is Solvable
Saving coral reefs will take a lot of teamwork and collaboration across scientists, industries and individuals. One important tool is micro-fragmentation and re-skinning. Sarah Hamlyn is a scientist at the Mote Marine Labs’ Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reefs Research and Restoration. She helps maintain 21 species of stony and branching coral and works to regrow damaged coral reefs off the Florida coast 40 to 50 times faster than they can regrow in the wild. Here are a few additional resources related to this episode: FishWatch.gov Slow Release Fertilizers  Mote’s Elizabeth Moore International Center for Coral Reef Research and Restoration Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30
17 min
Wildfire Ignition is Solvable
Eric Appel is a Professor of Materials Science & Engineering at Stanford University. His lab has designed an improved delivery system for fire retardant to keep fires from starting across hotspots and known ignition areas. Here are a few additional resources related to this episode: Wildfire prevention through prophylactic treatment of high-risk landscapes using viscoelastic retardant fluids, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America) Stanford researchers have developed a gel-like fluid to prevent wildfires, Stanford News Phos-Chek fire retardant Developing Community Wildfire Protection Plans, US Forest Service Mitigate Wildfire Risk, US Forest Service Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23
16 min
COVID-19 Transmission is Solvable
Michael Mina is an epidemiologist and immunologist at the Harvard School of Public Health and a physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital.  Here are a few of the resources related to this episode: Additional articles on rapid tests Trump to Announce $750 million deal with Abbott, CNBC August 27, 2020 @michaelmina_lab Sample letter about rapid tests to send to your representatives www.RapidTests.org Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Special thanks to Heather Fain, Eric Sandler, Carly Migliori and Khadijah Holland. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16
20 min
Cancel Culture is Solvable
John McWhorter is a linguistics professor at Columbia University, contributing writer at The Atlantic and hosts the podcast Lexicon Valley. He believes that “cancel culture” is solvable. Here are a few of the resources related to this episode: After Ann Coulter Backs Out Of Visit, UC Berkeley Braces For Free Speech Rallies The Fine Line Between A Bad Date And Sexual Assault: 2 Views On Aziz Ansari A Letter on Justice and Open Debate Academics Are Really, Really Worried About Their Freedom Critical Race Theory Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 9
18 min
The Decline of Local News is Solvable
Margaret Sullivan is the media columnist for The Washington Post and formerly the public editor with the New York Times. Her new book is called Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy. She believes that the decline of local news is solvable. Here are a few resources related to this episode: Ghosting the News: Local Journalism and the Crisis of American Democracy by Margaret Sullivan Texas Tribune MinnPost Voice of San Diego Buffalo News Chicago Tribune  Chicago Sun Times Saint Francis de Sales Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank, Catherine Girardeau and Mia Lobel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 2
22 min
Election Security is (mostly) Solvable
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist. He teaches cyber security at the Harvard Kennedy School. Schneier believes that election security risks are solvable. Here are a few resources related to this episode: VerifiedVoting.Org The Brennan Center for Justice National Electorial Defense Coalition National Mail Voter Registration Form (multilingual) Voter Registration and Election Dates (by state) Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank is the senior producer, Catherine Girardeau is the managing producer and Mia Lobel is the executive producer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22
22 min
Voter Suppression is Solvable
Kirsten Clarke is the president and executive director of the National Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. The committee was established in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy to address the inequities confronting African Americans and other minorities. Clarke believes that reversing, or preventing, the disenfranchisement of millions of American voters is central to her work and that voter suppression is solvable. Here are a few of the resources related to this episode: National Mail Voter Registration Form (multilingual) Voter Registration and Election Dates (by state) Solvable is produced by Camille Baptista, Jocelyn Frank and Catherine Girardeau. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15
29 min
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