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October 17, 2017
Can raw data change how we listen to music? In today's Academic Minute, the University of Arizona's Brian Moon discusses how the industry is using numbers and algorithms to shape the songs of the future.

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September 11, 2017
What are MOOCs? Today on the Academic Minute, as part of Back to School Week, the College of William & Mary's Stephanie Blackmon discusses whether these online courses can have a positive effect on higher education.
September 8, 2017
We hear a lot of negative news about labor unions. In today's Academic Minute, part of Jobs Week, North Carolina State University's David Zonderman discusses how labor unions came to flourish and whether they should play an important part of our future.
September 7, 2017
Do women negotiate for higher salaries at the same rate as men? In today's Academic Minute, part of Jobs Week on the program, the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Kacey Beddoes discusses whether the answer -- or only the perceived answer -- matters. Beddoes is an assistant professor of sociology at UMass-Lowell. A transcript of this podcast can be found here.
September 6, 2017
Temporary workers are playing a bigger part in our economy. In today's Academic Minute, the University of Massachusetts Lowell's Kimberly Merriman examines gig work and why it’s increasing.
September 5, 2017
The robots are coming for our jobs. In today's Academic Minute, New York Institute of Technology's Kevin LaGrandeur explains why artificial intelligence is the biggest job killer in our society.

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