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This edition: Alone Together

Episode Details

Original tape date: April 30, 2012.

First aired: May 2, 2012.

Are texting, Twitter, and Facebook destroying the art of conversation? Sherry Turkle, professor at M.I.T. and author of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More From Technology and Less From Each Other” makes the case that it does. Then, quinoa may be a super-food, but what does its sudden popularity mean to the people of Bolivia, where it is produced? Journalist Jean Friedman-Rudovsky investigates. The Vatican’s rebuke of American nuns is the topic of discussion with Kathleen Cummings, professor at Notre Dame and author of “New Women of the Old Faith” and Fr. James Martin, SJ, author of “Between Heaven and Mirth” and Contributing Editor at America Magazine. Plus, as the logo of the Brooklyn Nets is unveiled, we look at Brooklyn sports teams past and present with Robin Potter, curator of the exhibit “There Used to Be a Ballpark”
at Brooklyn College and Jason Gay, sports columnist at The Wall Street Journal.

Guest List

Kathleen Cummings Author

Jean Friedman-Rudovsky Contributor, Time

Jason Gay Sports Columnist, The Wall Street Journal

Fr. James Martin, SJ Author, Contributing Editor, America

Robin Potter Curator, There Used to Be a Ballpark

Sherry Turkle Author, MIT

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