Derrick Brown
It's Rent Week on BTR! On today's show, Brian Fencil chats with us about Detroit's housing auction; and later, more on California's controversial Ellis Act that lets speculators flip affordable housing residences into luxury suites.
It's Energy Week at BTR! On today's show, Associate Professor Yebo Li of Ohio State University tells us more about the potentials for algae as a biofuel. And later author and journalist Adam Minter talks about his new book, "Junkyard Planet".
It's Multitasking Week on BTR! On today's show, Screen Rant's Ben Kendrick joins us once again, this time to discuss the "second screen" experience that could be coming to a cinema near you. Plus, TV's Chef Mike Isabella (of "Top Chef" fame) explains his brand of "international culinary diplomacy." And later, Yahoo!'s Eyal Ophir discusses a Stanford study he co-authored on the psychology of multitasking with a late legend of Communications academia.
It's Aesthetics Week at BTR! First, Molly Freeman chats with Ben Kendrick of Screen Rant and Chad Van Alstin of about Hollywood's addiction to 3D and CGI. And later, more with Ryan Nethery, founder of the Worst Room Tumblr page, on being picky about living spaces in NYC.
It's Optimism Week on BTR! On today's show, former senator Ted Kaufman once led the fight against too-big-to-fail banks in Washington. He joins us today to talk about a new documentary from PBS about his efforts that sheds light on new whistleblowers who might help to finally bring fraudulent Wall Street executives to justice.
It’s Free Week on BTR!