Long Term vs. Short Term Thinking

April 7, 2015

Andy, Norm and Tom discuss whether business and government is too focused on the short term, instead of the long term well being of their companies and society.  And what might be done to re-balance short versus long term thinking.

Originally aired 3/16/15

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Robot Creativity

March 31, 2015

Can robots be creative? can robots write stories and paint pictures? and what does that mean for people?  Andy, Norm and Tom discuss these questions and more -- and take the Turing Test to see if they can tell the difference between robot writing and human writing.

Originally aired 3/16/15

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How Work Will Change

March 24, 2015

Andy, Norm and Tom discuss how work and earning a living will change -- and whether government officials understand these changes.
Originally aired 3/9/15.

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The Uber Economy

March 17, 2015

Andy, Norm and Tom discuss the sharing economy, like Uber.
Originally aired 3/9/15.

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Incorrect “Facts”

March 10, 2015

"Facts" people believe that are just plain wrong -- and what it means.
Originally aired 10/27/2014

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People Moving Around

March 3, 2015

People are moving around the country and from and to the suburbs.  What's happening and why?
Originally aired 10/20/2014

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Colleges and Education

February 24, 2015

What is the future role of #colleges and education in general in this century? How we learn should be constantly evolving but is it?  Every year we spend more money on education in this country but are things improving? Listen in as Andy Spano - a former educator - and his co-hosts Norm Jacknis and Tom Creel discuss their theory that we should be operating within a model of "competency-based learning" whereby we place the value on learning rather than the institutions of learning and separate the learning from the testing - the opposite of what has been mandated with the initiation of #Common Core. All this and more on this episode of #"Wow! I Didn't Know That."
Originally aired on 10/13/2014.

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Political Debates

February 17, 2015

Political #debates between candidates -- are they of any value? Former Westchester County NY Executive Andy Spano thinks not. Listen in to this edition of #"Wow! I Didn't Know That" to hear Andy and his co-hosts Norm Jacknis and Tom Creel further discuss whether political debates have become just another source of entertainment or whether they actually give the audience an accurate picture of the candidates' views on the issues. Are the issues devalued during #candidate debates - sound bites and empty promises? Even if a candidate is well-versed in an issue or policy, he/she most often isn't given the time to accurately demonstrate his/her knowledge therefore we only get a shallow look at those running for office. Should we do away with debates altogether? Follow us on Twitter @idkt to weigh in on the conversation.
Originally aired on 10/13/2014

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Voting

February 13, 2015

#Voting in America: why the apathy? People don't see the importance of voting and year by year more and more Americans are staying away from the polls. What is the cause? And is there a solution? Former Westchester County NY Executive Andy Spano and his co-hosts Norm Jacknis and Tom Creel look at whether actual changes in the way we vote would help increase voter turnout. Suggestions include mail-in ballots, online voting and making Election Day a national holiday. Tune in to this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That" to learn about the media's role in American voting patterns and whether this voter apathy is affecting the types of candidates and ultimately governments we have in the U.S. Follow us on Twitter @idkt for more information.
Originally aired 10/6/14

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Marijuana Legalization

February 13, 2015

#Legalizing marijuana - has the time come? Colorado, Washington State - is the District of Columbia next? And what does this mean when marijuana is legal in the nation's capital but illegal in many other states? Can we compare legalization to the end of Prohibition and should we lump "pot" into the regulation morass like alcohol and tobacco? Public opinion on the subject is split down the middle and the ultimate decision on #decriminalizing and/or #legalizing marijuana is up to the states which carries with it its own set of problems. What is the government's role in personal behavior? Tune in to this edition of "Wow! I Didn't Know That with Andy Spano" for more on this provocative subject. Follow us on Twitter @idkt.
Originally aired 10/6/14

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