“There are big problems we need to tackle, like climate change, and we haven’t worked out how much sacrifice we are willing to bear in the present day for the sake of future generations,” Fisher says. Society, in other words, has proven unable to think beyond the short-term to make a better world for tomorrow.
A career audio storyteller, Segal has never been content to simply conduct interviews from her desk. “I want people to be somewhere when they listen to the stories I produce,” she says.
Sonali Prasad understands well how seismic forces can shape social and physical landscapes. Now she wants to tell these stories through art and performance.
Fiscutean, a science and technology writer, is drawn to stories about people “building things out of thin air.” The best stories, she says, are not about “a person that has everything and creates everything, but [about] a person who has nothing, and manages to do something.”
At MIT, Medaglia is working with data scientists and programmers to connect the dots between government policies and their tangible effects in the environment, translating money and politics into carbon emissions and metrics that people can understand.
In 2008, John Fauber got the tip that would set his career in a new direction. He caught wind that academic physicians at the University of Wisconsin, Madison were allegedly consulting and speaking for drug companies. And he decided to take a closer look.