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Mon February 25, 2013
Study Up For 'Think': History In The Age Of Easy
How has the digital age affected publishing and our culture? Storied editor and thinker Lewis Lapham talks to Krys Boyd at 1 p.m. about the consequences of immediacy as a way of life. Lapham led Harper's magazine for almost 30 years.
To track how much media has evolved -- behind the oft-debated printing-press-to-mobile-device progression -- look at Lapham's own career, and how he's managed to keep a value on history in context with current events. He reminisced with Alec Baldwin for WNYC's Here's The Thing about creating the famous quick-fact list series "Harper's Index," then a progressive move in form and content. And now, Lapham produces a podcast for Bloomberg that casts view of historians and scholars on stories in the news.
Listen to Think from noon to 2 p.m., Monday through Thursday, on KERA 90.1 or stream the show at kera.org.