In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, governments are faced with pressing issues as unemployment rises and economies are shut down. In this episode of Future Now, we are tackling the idea of a universal basic income. The idea is simple: direct payments to citizens of any given society. The implementation, however, is not, as questions of inclusion, amount, and funding become paramount.
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At the ASU Biomimicry Center, the interdisciplinary research hub is filled with everyone from engineers to designers. But they all have something in common, they're researchers and educators who work in their fields while trying to understand concepts, design principles and behaviors from the natural world and translate those things into usable information to further our capabilities.
3D printing, or additive manufacturing, is a simple process that has changed the way we produce items from food to specific tools. And that's just the consumer side of the story.
Podcast reporter Balin Overstolz-McNair chats with Francis Mendoza, an undergraduate researcher at the Blockchain Innovation Society to learn about the future of Blockchain.
The Phoenix Metro Area is leading the nation in population growth, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau in May. And now — development may pick up at an even quicker rate with the city's introduction of "Opportunity Zones."
Transdisciplinary researchers at ASU have created a game called Port of Mars to answer this question: “How can we best sustain human communities in space?” The project is one portion of ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative, a group at the University that uses pilot projects to test different theories on how humans might one day explore space.
Podcaster Balin Overstolz-McNair sits down with ASU Computer Science freshman Anthony Delphy to share his story, which reflects the struggles of many low-income students. Today, over 80 percent of college students in the US receive financial aid, and low-income students continue to face obstacles to getting into college. Delphy is an Obama Scholar, but he said scholarships are only a piece of the puzzle.
The City of Tempe is buzzing with activity: construction lines roads, pedestrians cascade crosswalks, and you may have to dodge an e-scooter or two on local streets. Getting around is not always easy, but Tempe offers free public transit through the Orbit System, a series of smaller busses that connect neighborhoods to ASU, downtown, and other important parts of Tempe. However, these busses are prone to overcrowding and unpredictable timing. In this episode of State Press Play, podcaster Balin Overstolz-McNair talks to ASU students as well as Eric Iwersen, Tempe transit manager, and Sam Stevenson, senior transit planner, to uncover challenges related to the Orbits.
In this episode of State Press Places, podcaster Balin Overstolz-McNair meets Steven Shliveck, who has been the director of The Phoenix Bartending Academy for almost 19 years. The fast-paced bar scene comes to life as Shliveck hurries around the bar, introducing the audience to students and showing off different aspects of the mock bar. The Phoenix Bartending Academy has classes ranging from the basics to bar management and offers a flexible schedule that appeals to people from all walks of life.
Podcast reporter Balin Overstolz-McNair meets up with local musician Callie Young before she takes the stage for a show at Pub Rock. She offers some insight into the challenges of being a young, female musician in the local scene and how her musical career influenced her decision to attend ASU.
Podcast Desk Reporter Balin Overstolz-McNair sits down with Mark Stapp, Executive Director of Real Estate Programs at ASU. They discuss the real estate market in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area. Stapp provides insight on the background and origins of Phoenix's real estate market, some of the challenges the city faces today, how students may be effected, ASU's role in development and what Phoenix may look like in the future.