About
Innovation Hub features today's most creative thinkers - from authors to researchers to business leaders. It explores new avenues in education, science, medicine, transportation, and more.

Producer
WGBH-Boston

Feed schedule via Exchange
Files delivered every Friday by 1200 ET

Length
59:00

Host
Kara Miller

Senior Producer
Elizabeth Ross

Number of programs
Ongoing, weekly

Broadcast rights
Available to all PRX affiliate stations on a time-period-exclusive basis. Stations may air each program two times within seven days of the feed. The series must be carried on a regular, weekly basis. Excerpting permitted for promotional purposes and with network attribution. In order to excerpt for purposes other than promotion, station is required to air the full episode as fed. Please contact your PRX Station Services contact, and check here for PRX’s full policy on excerpting.  Simulcast streaming rights are available for this series. Prior to carrying this series, stations must contact their PRX Station Service contact. 

Program Web site: www.innovationhub.org
Video: Message from Kara Miller

 
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Production Team


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HOST

Kara Miller
"Innovation Hub" is the brainchild of host and executive editor, Kara Miller.

She launched the show on WGBH in Boston in 2011, and it became available nationally in 2014.

Kara has also contributed to “The Takeaway,” “Marketplace Tech,” and "PRI’s The World.”

“Innovation Hub” focuses on the people and ideas shaping our future. What will education, healthcare, and the economy look like down the road? How can we become more creative ourselves?

Guests on the show have included Walter Isaacson, Jared Diamond, Marissa Mayer, Michael Pollan, Yo-Yo Ma, Sherry Turkle, and Steve Wozniak.

Kara has worked in media as a columnist and TV analyst. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe,The National Journal,TheAtlantic.com,The Huffington Post, and The International Herald Tribune.

She holds a Ph.D. from Tufts University and a B.A. from Yale, and has taught at both Babson College and the University of Massachusetts.

Kara frequently hosts panels and speaks about innovation at institutions ranging from Harvard Medical School to the International Women’s Forum. She also sits on the advisory committee of the Lemelson Foundation.

Kara makes her home in Boston, and, when she’s not working, loves making brownies and hanging out with her child.

FROM THE HOST

Dear Colleagues: 
How do you define innovation? Here’s what we’ve heard on "Innovation Hub":

“These innovators they don’t really go into business school classrooms...They’re learning on the street, really quickly, and iterating really quickly from what they learned and adjusting and revising.”
– Nancy Koehn, Harvard Business School

“There’s this mystique about successful people that they never fail, but in fact they fail a lot. They just try more stuff.” 
– Tom Kelley, IDEO

“We have this new economy. I call it the connection economy, where value is not created by mass production. But value is created by being weird, by going to the edges, by innovating.” 
– Seth Godin, author and former Yahoo! VP

On "Innovation Hub," we bring you the thinkers, researchers, authors, and visionaries who are crafting our future. We challenge conventional wisdom and showcase creativity in everything from health to the economy.

Our guests have included:

  • Sal Khan, on reinventing K-12 teaching

  • Marissa Mayer, on the lack of women in the innovation economy

  • Jared Diamond, on what modern culture can learn from traditional cultures

  • Guy Kawasaki, on the new face of tech

  • Michael Pollan, on food, germs, and us

  • Steven Brill, on re-imagining health care

Innovation is part of your station’s news coverage – and likely a big part of how you think about the challenges facing your station. Put a stake in the ground, and allow the exploration of big ideas to inform other programs produced at your station.

"Innovation Hub’s" audience attracts a younger audience and has garnered 750,000 followers on SoundCloud. Guy Kawasaki, special advisor to Google and former Chief Evangelist at Apple, said that doing the show was “one of those ‘bucket list’ kind of things for me.”

And no surprise: "Innovation Hub" comes with its own innovations. It will be fully produced as a one-hour program, unwrapped into segments that you can use in a talk show or elsewhere, and broken down into a menu of short audio clips. We will debrief with local hosts (live or pre-taped), and links to our website and popular podcast will be available for your website.

Join the Innovation!

-Kara Miller and the “Innovation Hub” team