generations

"Your Song Changed My Life"

May 8, 2016
NPR

From established stars to promising newcomers, there always seems to be one key song from their early years that was a turning point in their musical life. But the connection between that song and their later creative output is not always clear, as Bob Boilen has discovered, and documented.

  For life-long music lover Bob Boilen, talking with artists he admired about the songs that were a key, early influence for them was a pathway to a deeper understanding of their music.

One unexpected but insightful example came from a  well-known jam band guitarist.

  The key factors in creating a sustainable wine business are the same all over the world, concludes a new book, and can also apply to other kinds of businesses.

The Next Generation of Food

Jun 30, 2015

  

  A website offering positive reinforcement for close-to-home food choices is out to bolster the economic viability of local agriculture.

When Evan Wiig, Director of the Farmers Guild in the North Bay, talks about their new Follow the Rooster campaign, an example he likes to cite is the little Estero Café in Valley Ford.

 Although the Farmers Guild has labeled their new efforts the Next Generation of Food, it’s not really about demographics at all, observes Terry Garrett, co-manager of Go Local.

How the Internet Changes Thinking

Mar 22, 2015

The Digital Divide isn’t just about online connectivity; it’s also a reflection of cross-generational differences in navigating the world through the Internet.

These differences in mental processing are manifesting most visibly in the modern workplace, suggests Dr. Ofer Zur, through a breakdown in the old hierarchical management structures.

 

  The emergence of “digital natives” has become a global phenomenon, observes Zur, one that is not limited to highly technological societies.