Archive for December, 2012

Encore Presentation: Government, Society, and Business

December 26th, 2012 | post a comment

As we take a break for the holidays, we wanted to share with you inspiring words of wisdom from two of our favorite guests.  Happy holidays, and happy listening. This week’s program explores the relationship between business and democracy with two people who have written extensively about what it means to be a leader and […]

Intellectual Property: “Common as Air” or Private and Pirated?

December 18th, 2012 | post a comment

This week on Business Matters, we explore the concept of intellectual property.  Who owns ideas, creative works, technological innovations, and medical breakthroughs?  How can we ensure that those who’ve invested time, energy, and money receive their due dividends?  What length of time is fair and appropriate for copyrights, patents, and the like to extend?  And […]

The Divided States of America

December 12th, 2012 | post a comment

We’ve all felt it: the idealogical divide between neighbors, co-workers, friends, even family members.  This week on Business Matters, we go deeper into the phenomenon of a country divided.  What are the issues we know divide us?  What issues might be lurking beneath the surface?  Is secession a viable option for states disgruntled with social […]

To Tell or Not to Tell: The GMO Labeling Conflict

December 5th, 2012 | post a comment

This week on Business Matters, on the heels of the Proposition 37 defeat in California, we look deeper into the issue of labeling foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  Why is it important for us to know when our food contains GMOs?  What information is out there about the effects of GMOs on animals and […]

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