Former MIT President Susan Hockfield On The Next Frontiers For Science And Higher Education
From the college admissions scandal, to the continued need for greater diversity in the STEM fields, to the balloon of debt that the nation’s students have taken on, higher education is in the headlines nearly every day. As the former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology — and the first woman to lead the institution — Susan Hockfield is accustomed to wrestling with such questions. She was also the school’s first president with a background in life sciences, a topic that she delves into in her latest book, in which she argues that science’s next frontier will be the convergence of biology and engineering to produce exciting new technologies that can help advance humanity.

Jim Braude was joined by Susan Hockfield, author of "The Age of Living Machines."

Mark Lenzi On The Still-Unsolved Silent Attack On Dozens Of Foreign Diplomats
When State Department security engineering officer Mark Lenzi was working in the Chinese city of Guangzhou, he, his wife and ultimately, more than two dozen other U.S. foreign officers in China and Cuba reported hearing a strange noise, immediately followed by symptoms most often attributed to a mild traumatic brain injury. Now, he’s pledging to donate his brain after he dies to the Concussion Legacy Foundation so researchers can look for clues into what happened in this still-unsolved international mystery.

Jim Braude was joined by Mark Lenzi.

An Elder Mitzvah Celebration
eople of the Jewish faith are typically called to bar or bat mitzvah during middle school, but technically there is no age limit. Arun Rath reports on a group making this rite of passage late in life – and amid a rise in anti-Semitic rhetoric and violence.

IMHO: The Heroes We Fail
Jim Braude shares his thoughts on the sad new class of heroes that America has created.