How did the events of 2019--political, financial or technological -- affect how we conduct our daily lives? What will 2020 and the dawn of a new decade bring? We ask Amy Webb, who founded the Future Today Institute. Each year she compiles an inventory of events, mergers, policy decisions and other developments that affect business and technology. This year, she claims, is the beginning of the end … of the smartphone. Plus, we’ll take a look at that future … through extended-reality eyeglasses! To sign up for The Future Today Institute newsletter, visit this link.
Money was scarce for Dr. Jay Perman, growing up, working in his immigrant parents’ laundry in Chicago. He was 13 when his father died; when he set his sights on medical school, he had no idea how he’d afford it--until he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship. So as president of the University of Maryland Baltimore for the past ten years, Perman stressed making higher education accessible .. for all families. It’s still a top goal now that he’s the new chancellor of the University System of Maryland -- a dozen campuses all over the state. We sit down with him at the start of his new role.
Cities around the country are struggling to combat crime. They’re appraising tougher arrest guidelines, longer prison sentences, even drone surveillance.
In Baltimore--a different approach from a grassroots group that insists crime can decrease when opportunities and positive role models increase. The We-Our-Us movement provides resources and promotes peace while engaging African American men in their neighborhoods. We meet organizers Pastor Corey Barnes and Andrew Knox.