Nicholas Negroponte tells Judith Strasser why he believes the future means "Being Digital," - which, not coincidentally, is the title of his new book. Negroponte is the Founding Director of the Media Lab at MIT.SEGMENT 2:
Clifford Stoll has been a well-known hacker for years. His first book, "The Cuckoo's Egg" told how he pursued and caught a spy ring on the Internet. But now Stoll is having second thoughts about the electronic future: his new book is called "Silicon Snake Oil." He tells Steve Paulson that while there's a lot of stuff on-line, most of it's junk. Also, Richard Sclove is Director of the Loka Institute, a small nonprofit group that studies the social effects of science and technology. He tells Margaret Andreasen that in some unfortunate ways, the Internet resembles the interstate highway system.SEGMENT 3:
James Cortada has worked for IBM for some twenty years. He's now an executive quality consultant. He is also a historian of office appliances. He tells Jim Fleming that today's computer-fax-telephones are the logical evolution of the first typewriters. Among Cortada's many books on the history of information technology is "Before the Computer."For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 95-05-07-A.
Field biologist Diane Boyd is one of the few women who really does run with wolves. She tells Steve Paulson about the wolves she's been studying for twenty years. Also, writer Rick Bass tells Jim Fleming about his search for grizzly bears in Colorado's San Juan Mountains. His book is called "The Lost Grizzlies: A Search for Survivors in the Wilderness of Colorado."SEGMENT 2:
Alan Rabinowitz, a field biologist with the Wildlife Conservation Society, tells Steve Paulson about his harrowing adventures tracking jaguars in the jungles of Central and South America. His research led the government of Belize to establish the world's first jaguar preserve.SEGMENT 3:
Daniel Taylor-Ide is president of the conservation group Future Generations and the author of "Something Hidden Behind the Ranges: A Himalayan Quest." He tells Judith Strasser about his life-long hunt for the Abominable Snowman and what the Yeti really is.For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 95-10-08-B.
Helen Tworkov is the founder and editor of Tricycle magazine, the Buddhist Review in America. She tells Judith Strasser that Buddhism has as much to do with physics as religion and that it is flowering in America. Also, family physician Zorba Paster (star of public radio's "Zorba Paster on Your Health") tells Judith Strasser about his practice of Buddhism. And, writer Natalie Goldberg tells Jim Fleming about her remarkable Zen teacher Katagiri Roshi. Goldberg's book about him is "Long Quiet Highway: Waking Up in America."SEGMENT 2:
The screenwriter for Bernardo Bertolucci's film "Little Buddha" has published a book ("Hard Travel to Sacred Places") detailing the trip he made with his wife throughout Buddhist Asia. Rudy Wurlitzer tells Steve Paulson what he found and how the trip changed him.SEGMENT 3:
The unofficial dean of American Zen is Zen Master, scholar and radical pacifist Robert Aitken. He tells Steve Paulson how Amerian Zen compares to the Asian tradition and describes one path to wisdom. Aitken's latest book is "The Practice of Perfection."For cassette copies of this hour, call 1-800-747-7444, and ask for program number 95-02-19-C.