Kinne Chapin

Kinne Chapin has served as a regular contributor to the WGBH News website and an assistant to the radio show Innovation Hub, which airs Saturdays at 10 am and Thursdays at 9 pm. 

Kinne has also contributed to Washington Life Magazine and USA Today College, and currently blogs for the Huffington Post.

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INNOVATION HUB
9:49 am
Fri November 1, 2013

Dan Pink's Idea Economy

Got any lightbulbs going off? Dan Pink says that ideas are the new currency.
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INNOVATION HUB
8:15 am
Fri November 1, 2013

The End of the Resume

Could a computer find your next employee?
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INNOVATION HUB
10:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Seth Godin Indicts Education

Author and entrepreneur Seth Godin.
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Best-selling author and former Yahoo! VP Seth Godin talks to Kara about a new economy and why our education system is failing us.

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INNOVATION HUB
10:00 am
Fri August 2, 2013

Ben Saren: Gadget Spotlight

The fitbit, a pedometer that relays your exercise information to the web.
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Summer heat got you down? We’ve got just the thing to revive you — our tech guru Ben Saren shared his list of great gear to keep you going through the dog days of August. Expect your shopping urge to be revived by the end of the list. 

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INNOVATION HUB
10:15 am
Fri July 5, 2013

The Most Innovative Names in Business

Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon, one of Gregersen's most innovative companies.
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If you were going to rank companies based on innovation, rather than size or net worth, where would you start? Hal Gregersen, co-author of “The Innovator’s DNA” and Forbes’ Most Innovative Companies and professor at INSEAD, shares his methodology.

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INNOVATION HUB
10:00 am
Fri July 5, 2013

Michael Sandel and the Morality of Markets

The Supreme Court building is emblazoned with the phrase "Equal Justice Under Law." But has our reliance on free market models given the wealthy unfair access?
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Should we always reward the highest bidder? We explore the moral limits of markets with Harvard's Michael Sandel, author of “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.”

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INNOVATION HUB
10:00 am
Fri June 7, 2013

Tapping Into Genius

If you had the right tools, could you be the next Einstein?
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Are we facing a lack of imagination? We speak to Dr. Roberta Ness, author of “Genius Unmasked” and “Innovation Generation,” about the creativity of geniuses.

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INNOVATION HUB
9:55 am
Fri June 7, 2013

The Weight Debate

Can a bigger waist lead to a longer life?
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Is there an upside to being overweight? Dr. Katherine Flegal, senior scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, talks about the pros and cons of a few extra pounds. 

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INNOVATION HUB
10:18 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Michio Kaku Predicts the Future

In 100 years, will we all live in space?
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What will life be like in 2100? We ask famed physicist Michio Kaku, a professor at the City University of New York and author of  “The Physics of the Future.”

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INNOVATION HUB
10:16 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Does Age Help Innovators?

Should young people like Mark Zuckerberg be the face of innovation?
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The older you are, the better your ability to innovate, says Tom Agan, co-founder and managing partner of Rivia and author of the recent New York Times article “Why Innovators Get Better with Age."

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INNOVATION HUB
11:41 am
Fri May 24, 2013

The Automation Economy

Baxter, a new robot designed by Rethink Robotics to work alongside humans.
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Are robots coming — for your job? Kara Miller led a discussion about ingenuity and automation at Innovation Hub's first live panel. 

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Arts
5:11 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Buckle Up for Boston Calling

Boston Calling headliners Fun.
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This weekend, music aficionados from the Bay State and beyond will descend upon City Hall Plaza for two days of dancing, food, and general good vibes. The occasion? It’s Boston Calling — Beantown’s first ever two-day music festival. On Saturday and Sunday, 19,500 fans will shake what their mother gave them to the sounds of The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Matt & Kim, The Walkmen, Fun., The National, and many more.

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INNOVATION HUB
12:19 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Paul Farmer's Vision for Health

Paul Farmer with a patient in Nepal.
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Humanitarian doctor Paul Farmer explains how global health is rooted in community. Read his recent Atlantic article about the Rwandan health recovery here. 

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INNOVATION HUB
12:07 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Your Genes: Patent Pending

Actress Angelina Jolie, who recently underwent an elective double mastectomy to reduce her risk of breast cancer.
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Can companies own pieces of us? We look at the Supreme Court's Myriad Genetics case.

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INNOVATION HUB
10:29 am
Fri May 10, 2013

The Science of Competition

Do you buckle under test pressure? Blame your brain.
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From soccer games to corporate boardrooms, what helps us win? Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, bestselling authors of "Top Dog: The Science of Winning and Losing," investigate the art of competition.

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INNOVATION HUB
10:28 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Sal Khan Reinvents Education

Education innovator Sal Khan with Bill Gates.
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Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, talks about the digital education revolution and his book, "The One World School House: Education Reimagined."

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INNOVATION HUB
9:33 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Saving Humanity from Itself

What can a petri dish teach us about the human population? More than you might think.
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Between our booming population and the threat of climate change, is humanity reaching the end of its resources? Charles C. Mann, author of “1491,” “1493,” and the National Magazine Award-nominatedState of the Species: Does Success Spell Doom for Homo Sapiens,” shares his theory.

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INNOVATION HUB
9:32 am
Sat April 20, 2013

The Power of Negative Thinking

Trying to think your way to wealth and happiness? It may not have the intended effect.
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Can optimism be a stumbling block on the road to happiness? Oliver Burkeman, author of "The Antidote: Happiness for People who Can't Stand Positive Thinking," shares his theory on the limits of optimism and the power of negative thinking.

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INNOVATION HUB
9:30 am
Sat April 20, 2013

Innovation Spotlight: Colin Angle

iRobot CEO Colin Angle in the Innovation Hub Studios.
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This week we're putting iRobot co-founder and CEO Colin Angle in the innovation spotlight. See why he's not afraid of a little setback — in his own words.

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INNOVATION HUB
1:42 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

Counterfeit Culture

This Apple store is real — but a fake one might not look too different.
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A look at counterfeited products — from fake handbags to knock-off perscriptions — with Alina Halloran, Vice President of Global Online Brand Protection Services at OpSec Security, and Renee Richardson Gosline, Assistant Professor of Marketing at MIT’s Sloan School.

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INNOVATION HUB
1:41 pm
Fri April 12, 2013

How to Fund Innovation

Investing in innovation is a puzzle — but Josh Lerner has some hints for solving it.
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How can we fund innovation? Josh Lerner, author of “The Architecture of Innovation: The Economics of Creative Organizations” and a professor of Investment Banking at Harvard Business School, shares his insights.

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INNOVATION HUB
11:20 am
Fri April 5, 2013

David Kennedy: Unorthodox Ways to Stem Crime

David Kennedy speaks on reducing inner-city crime.
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David Kennedy shares the surprising (and surprisingly kind) methods he uses to stem inner-city crime.

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INNOVATION HUB
11:00 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Cook Like You're A Modernist

Nathan Myhrvold with a bottle he cut in half to better show the cooking process.
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What's the secret to a perfect meal? Nathan Mhyrvold, former Microsoft CTO and author of "Modernist Cuisine," shares his high-tech techniques.

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INNOVATION HUB
10:06 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Michael Sandel on America's Commodification

In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, Michael Sandel thinks we need to limit the influence of our market economy.
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Should we always reward the highest bidder? The moral limits of markets with Harvard's Michael Sandel, author of “What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets.”

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INNOVATION HUB
10:05 am
Fri March 29, 2013

Who's on Top? Ranking Business Innovation

Jeff Bezos is the CEO of Amazon, one of Gregersen's most innovative companies.
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If you were going to rank companies based on innovation, rather than size or net worth, where would you start? Hal Gregersen, co-author of “The Innovator’s DNA” and Forbes’ Most Innovative Companies and professor at INSEAD, shares his methodology.

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MBTA
11:41 am
Wed March 27, 2013

MBTA Graveyard Shift Web Extra: Watch Out for the Manhole Shrimp

An MBTA worker performs maintenance during the graveyard shift.
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Ibby Caputo talked to MBTA foreman Guy Place, who told her he likes the night shift, and that, in addition to needles, rats and cockroaches, you've got to watch out for the shrimp.

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INNOVATION HUB
11:45 am
Fri March 22, 2013

The American Plutocracy

How did Bill Gates get to be America's richest man?
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Pull out your sixth grade government flash cards— is America a plutocracy? Kara Miller asks Chrystia Freeland, editor of Thompson Reuters Digital and author of “Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else.

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INNOVATION HUB
11:40 am
Fri March 22, 2013

The Future of Books

Will the e-book completely replace the print book?
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With the rise of the e-book and the advent of self publishing, what does the future hold for the publishing industry? Kara Miller asks Taryn Roeder,  publicist at Houghton Mifflin and Eve Bridburg, a literary agent and executive director of Grub Street.

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INNOVATION HUB
10:19 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Cyber College: Innovative or Detrimental?

Sarah Lawrence was the most expensive school in America in 2012, costing more than $60,000.
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Do we need to redefine higher education? And should our new definition include more online learning? Kara Miller asks Andrew Delbanco, a professor of American Studies at Columbia and author of “College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be,” Daphne Koller, a professor at Stanford and co-founder of Coursera, and Prateek Tandon, an economist at the World Bank.

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INNOVATION HUB
9:48 am
Fri March 15, 2013

University Presidents on the Future of College

What does the future hold for traditional universities like Tufts, pictured here?
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What's the future of higher education? There might be no one better to answer the question than Lawrence Bacow, the former president of Tufts, and Joseph Aoun, the president of Northeastern

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