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Episodes

Is a Traffic Tax the Solution to Congestion in Cities?  

Would a traffic tax solve congestion problems in cities? Not necessarily, according to research from Wharton professor Gilles Duranton.

Weaponized Twitter: Terror in 140 Characters or Less  

The FBI has arrested a man who is accused of sending investigative journalist Kurt Eichenwald, who suffers from epilepsy, a threatening tweet along with a strobe light which triggered a seizure.

Will the Courts Permanently Trump Trump’s Travel Ban?  

The Trump's administration's plan to restrict travel from six majority Muslim countries has once again been stalled by the court system -- where will it go from here?

What Stands in the Way of Neil Gorsuch’s Confirmation?  

Neil Gorsuch has strong qualifications, but his Supreme Court confirmation should wait for clarity on alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election, among other issues, say experts.

The Art of the Interview: Can the Right Questions Uncover the Truth?  

Former CNN White House Correspondent Frank Sesno discusses his new book, which covers the role of the media and how questions can illuminate the truth.

Five New Authors Share Insights on Personal Growth  

During a recent event organized by the Authors@Wharton speakers series, five new authors shared insights from their recent business books.

Post-Dutch Elections, Can Europe Pass More Crucial Tests?  

Europe is in flux, clouded by uncertainties over elections, the Brexit process and lukewarm U.S. ties with Germany, say experts.

Meaningful Work: What Leaders Can Learn from NASA and the Space Race  

New Wharton research looks at how thousands of NASA employees with vastly different roles were able to rally around the common goal of a lunar landing in the 1960s.

The Iron Triangle and China’s Health Care Dilemma  

China has made big gains in health care -- 95% of its population now has catastrophic coverage. But it faces big environmental and demographic challenges.

How Chinese Firms Bootstrapped Their Way to Global Dominance  

In just 30 years, China is nearly the world’s largest economy. A new Wharton book looks at how they did it -- through the eyes of the nation's top CEOs.

Blue is the New Gold: How Ecofiltro Is Purifying the Water Crisis  

Lack of access to clean drinking water is linked to 80% of global illness. Philip Wilson is tackling the issue with his company, Ecofiltro.

The Buck Starts Here: An NBA Team’s Playbook for Engaging Fans  

James Dinan, Milwaukee Bucks co-owner, discusses his organizations newest strategies to engage stadium-goers in the digital age.

Income Inequality, Robots and a Path to a Fairer Society  

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller and Wharton finance professor Jeremy Siegel discuss possible solutions to the growing problem of income inequality.

How Data Mining Can Help Advertisers Hit Their Targets  

New research from Wharton senior fellow Shawndra Hill looks at how “second screening” impacts consumers' responses to TV ads.

Improving Critical Care in Ghana, One Facility at a Time  

Neurosurgeon Teddy Totimeh, a 2016 Eisenhower Fellow, seeks to build a private acute care center in Ghana to improve his country’s state of critical care.

Is the Republican Alternative to the ACA a Palliative or a Cure?  

The bill Republicans introduced this week to replace the Affordable Care Act will likely erode coverage and not lower costs, experts say.

Closing the Gender Gap on Wall Street  

Ex-Citi executive Sallie Krawcheck talks about closing the gender gap on Wall Street in her new book.

Are You a Superforecaster? What Good Decision-makers Have in Common  

Research shows that there are certain kinds of people who can forecast correctly most of the time. What traits do they share?

The Surprising Impact of the Decline in U.S. Manufacturing Jobs  

The decline in U.S. manufacturing jobs has the potential to impact many seemingly unrelated aspects of society and everyday life, experts say.

Peak Performance: Lessons in Leadership from Mountain Guides  

Business leaders could get more from their teams with empowerment and trust-building, notes author Christopher I. Maxwell in his new book.

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