This week for the Marketplace Morning Report I covered the high high pricetag falls can carry for senior citizens. I had the opportunity to meet the fantastic Amanda Husberg in the process, who helps start out my story. It’s here on the Marketplace site.
Columbia University physicist Elena Aprile says the search for Dark Matter makes her feel like Michelangelo. My profile of her work airs this weekend on Studio 360.
Photo: Aprile (in red) with her team at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory in Italy’s Abruzzi Mountains. Her dark matter detector will be installed a mile beneath this mountain.
I have two new stories out today. First, at CBS’s SmartPlanet, I talk data with Bitly’s chief scientist Hilary Mason.
And on the Chemical Heritage Foundation’s podcast Distillations, I interview beauty historian Rachel Weingarten about the crazy ingredients that go into cosmetic products.
Photo: Hilary Mason by Erin O’Brien
I had this on Marketplace tonight. I take a trip with the Bureau of Labor Statistic’s George Minichiello (above) to a Brooklyn grocery store, to see how inflation gets calculated. And I visit MIT’s Billion Prices Project to learn about new methods for gathering price data.
The new issue of Symbolia is out, with my article on the possibilities for robot love. Check out the illustrations by Kat Fajardo.
You can get the whole issue for your iPad for $1.99, and it’s also available (non interactive) on PDF.
Photo: Susan NYC/Flickr
I’m on PRI’s The World tonight, with a story that looks at the interplay between ethnic enclaves, prejudice, group pride, and perceived social status. This was one of my most challenging stories in a while– some really complicated subject matter here. I was grateful for all the researchers who helped guide me through their work.
Here’s the story on The World’s site.
“Tech world, I call bullshit,” Cindy Gallop proclaims.
My newest profile is up on SmartPlanet today. I’ve been promoted to the Business Brains section of the site. Different location, but same focus on women who like Cindy, “like to blow stuff up.”
Radio Cabaret had our third performance at Union Docs last month. Sharon Mashihi and Kaitlin Prest and I were excited to share the stage with radio producers Karen Michel and Alex Gallafent, and transmission artists Dr. Zizmore. Along with co-directing, I performed a piece about the musical language Solresol with the accompaniment of musician Pierre de Gaillande (see above). More pictures are on Union Doc’s Flickr stream.
This story aired on Marketplace yesterday. I tried to go beyond the usual scorn around our generation and debt, and check out at what our credit card use really looks like and what can be done about it. In doing so I also had the pleasure of meeting April Lesho, left, who had some helpful tips for taking control of your spending.
It’s on the Marketplace site here.
Radio Cabaret traveled to DC last weekend to present at the Millennial Ideas Forum. The conference was put on by The Millennial Trains Project and The New America Foundation. It was fun to get to explain what we do to an entirely new audience. While our third co-founder Kaitlin Prest was up in Canada, Sharon Mashihi and I introduced the show. Then past contributors Brendan McMullan and Michal Richardson (above) presented their performance of ”Guilt,” which first debuted at the Summer 2012 Radio Cabaret.