Bob talks about the political turmoil in Ukraine with Miroslava Gongadze, an anchor and reporter at Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service, and Mychailo Wynnyckyi, a professor of sociology at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, in Kiev. It all started three months ago when a small group of students met on Kiev’s Independence Square to mark the anniversary of Ukraine’s 2004 Orange Revolution. It quickly morphed into a massive popular uprising, bloody clashes between protesters and police that left about 100 people dead, the sudden departure of President Viktor Yanukovych, and then Russian President Vladimir Putin’s decision to send in troops to the Ukrainian territory of Crimea. Now Ukraine is an international crisis.
Then, Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think is Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier’s book on “datafication”- an emerging science that tracks the movements of people, inventory, …and can even predict the spread of disease. Co-author and Economist data editor Kenneth Cukier joins Bob to discuss the book. [Broadcast Date: March 6, 2014]