Airs Sunday, December 21 at 6 p.m. Forget apps to help you with last-minute shopping. This season, we look at how innovations are reshaping our holidays — altering approaches to travel, family gatherings, food, and more. Guests include: Nancy Koehn, historian at Harvard Business School; John Kasarda, professor at the University of North Carolina and author of "Aerotropolis: The Way We’ll Live Next" ; Courtney Reagan, CNBC’s retail reporter and Howard Anderson from Harvard Business School.
Airs Sunday, March 23 at 6 p.m. How have female innovators fundamentally altered our lives? We'll talk with Wendy Kopp, who conceived of Teach for America as a college student and helped the organization change the nation's educational system. In the medical realm, Dr. Paula Hammond joins us to discuss her pioneering cancer research at MIT and how she's using nanotechnology to achieve scientific breakthroughs. And historian Paula Byrne argues that one of the greatest female writers ever, Jane Austen, was both a transformative artist and a powerful career woman. Join us for a special Women's History Month "Innovation Hub," and take a peek into the world of great women innovators.