Question of the Week

Introducing Question of the Week

August 20, 2021 BU Today Season 1 Episode 0
Introducing Question of the Week
Question of the Week
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Question of the Week
Introducing Question of the Week
Aug 20, 2021 Season 1 Episode 0
BU Today

BU Today’s new short-form podcast, Question of the Week, provides insights from leading experts on timely questions covering politics, history, business, culture, science, and more. 

Sound bites from CBSN, CNBC, NPR, and CNBC

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BU Today’s new short-form podcast, Question of the Week, provides insights from leading experts on timely questions covering politics, history, business, culture, science, and more. 

Sound bites from CBSN, CNBC, NPR, and CNBC

Doug  0:00 
We're living in times when we have so many important questions...

News clips  0:02 
"This past July was the hottest month on record. According to a report released Thursday...." "This is the time to heal in America...[cheers]"

Doug  0:11 
We want answers fast, but we want them from a reliable source too.

News clips  0:15 
"If you look at the number of deaths of COVID-19 in this country, 99.5% of them are among unvaccinated individuals..." "Billionaires Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are also in the space tourism business..."

Doug  0:28 
I'm Doug Most, the executive editor for BU Today, Boston University's award winning daily newsroom. This semester, we thought we'd try something new for our readers, to bring you even closer to the diverse community of experts here at BU. In our new podcast, Question of the Week, my colleagues and I will interview experts from across the BU landscape in search of answers to pressing questions, while occasionally taking a breather to explore a lighter subject.

In our first episode, our question is this: 20 years after 9/11, is America more or less vulnerable to another attack? I talked to Andrew Bacevich, professor emeritus of international relations in history.

Andrew  1:05 
"I think the bottom line answer is that we are less vulnerable to terrorism, we are far more vulnerable to threats that actually are far more dangerous..."

Doug  1:16 
Has President Biden lowered the temperature as he promised to do. Will space tourism actually take off? Did the Coronavirus kill the handshake? Does Amazon's growth need to be stopped? These are the sorts of questions we'll tackle through short, provocative conversations. We'll talk politics business, culture, education, science, medicine, sports, health, and more.

Subscribe now wherever you listen to podcasts to get insightful answers to timely questions directly to your feed.

This is Question of the Week. Thanks for listening.