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Controversy and Contrition: The Art of Crisis Management

Tue, 2015-01-20 08:06

When crisis hits a well-known company, organization or figure - scandalous news about an affair, a terrible accident on a rail line, allegations of fraud - the public is ready to pounce. Thus begins an elaborate - and oft misunderstood - campaign to redeem the dinged reputation and right the enterprise or career of the figure at the center of the scandal. Kojo talks about the perception and reality of crisis management with Eric Dezenhall.

Broadband Competition: Improving Internet Access, Speed And Price

Tue, 2015-01-20 07:06

President Barack Obama recently called for more competition among broadband providers to help extend Internet service to those who don't have it—and to bring prices down and speeds up for those who do. In our region, poverty and rural locations prevent some residents from connecting to the Internet. And even in the heart of an urban metropolis like ours, some homes have only one option for Internet service. Tech Tuesday explores Internet access, quality and affordability in the D.C. region.

Golden Age of Board Games (Rebroadcast)

Mon, 2015-01-19 08:06

Family gatherings often include a trip to the closet to haul out a dusty box of Clue or Monopoly. But in recent years, the options for board and table-top games have expanded to include role playing, survival tactics and even post-apocalyptic themes. We find out what's new in board games, the lessons they help us learn, and why gathering around a square board with tiny plastic pieces still appeals to us in a game culture saturated by technology.

Avoiding 'Groupthink': Diversity and Decisionmaking (Rebroadcast)

Mon, 2015-01-19 07:06

Can diversity lead to better decisions? A recent study showed that financial traders working with people of similar backgrounds placed too much trust in one another's judgment, leading to significantly more errors. Groups with more diversity saw increased skepticism — and fewer mistakes. Some see these findings as evidence that "groupthink" can lead to financial bubbles and other disastrous outcomes. We explore the research around diversity and decision making.