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'A Whole New Mind'

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck
10/13/2005

The era of "left brain" dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which "right brain" qualities - inventiveness, empathy, meaning - predominate. That's the argument at the center of Dan Pink's book, A Whole New Mind. Dan talks with Megan Sukys about a new future for America's workers. Also in this hour, musical guest Missy Higgins and Sounds Familiar with Amanda Wilde.

05:00 - 'A Whole New Mind'
Lawyers. Accountants. Radiologists. Software engineers. That's what our parents encouraged us to become when we grew up. But Mom and Dad were wrong. The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of "left brain" dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which "right brain" qualities - inventiveness, empathy, meaning - predominate. That's the argument at the center of Dan Pink's book, A Whole New Mind. Dan talks with Megan Sukys about a new future for America's workers.

33:00 - Missy Higgins
Our musical guest this hour in the performance studio is the Melbourne, Australia singer-songwriter Missy Higgins. She began her musical career as a singer of jazz standards doing Cry Me a River and Moonlight in Vermont as a teenager in Australian clubs. She’s incorporated her love for jazz and some of the textures of classical music as she’s transitioned to more of a pop based sound. The Sound of White is her latest recording that is catching the ears of public radio listeners in the United States. Dave Beck hosts Missy Higgins in our performance studio.

48:00 - 'Sounds Familiar' with Amanda Wilde
Amanda Wilde is the host of The Swing Years and Beyond, Saturday evenings on KUOW. She joins us regularly with a look at how certain tunes have captured the American musical imagination in a profound way.

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