17-49 Segment 1: Making an Impact as a Citizen Scientist

We talk to two experts about the need for average citizens to be the eyes and ears of big data collecting projects.

17-49 Segment 2: Author Jack London’s Writings and Social Activism

We discover how Jack London’s own journey informed his writing, and how his books reflect the plight of exploited workers and impoverished women and children.

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Culture Crash 17-49: The Simpsons’s Apu Problem

The Simpsons is a cultural institution. But one character, Apu, is a racist stereotype, and some Indian-American actors and comedians think it’s past time for a re-evaluation.