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Temple University mathematician John Allen Paulos on ‘A Numerate Life'; April Reign on #OscarsSoWhite

January 22, 2016

Guests: John Allen Paulos, April Reign

In this hour of Radio Times, Marty is joined by Temple University mathematician JOHN ALLEN PAULOS. He’ll discuss his memoir A Numerate Life: a Mathematician Explores the Vagaries of Life, His Own, and Probably Yours. He explores the ways mathematical thinking plays a role in people’s lives and memories, and reflects on his own career, mind, and perceptions. Then, we’ll hear from APRIL REIGN, creator of the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag. We’ll discuss the lack of diversity among Academy Award nominees and in Hollywood, and the backlash it has prompted, which includes a growing number of actors who’ll be boycotting this year’s Oscars ceremony.

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