In some Asian cities, 150 boys are born for every 100 girls. Noticing the persistence and frequency of that gender imbalance set MARA HVISTENDAHL, science journalist and Asia correspondent for Science magazine, off on an investigation that yielded her new book, Unnatural Selection: Choosing Boys Over Girls, and the Consequences of a World Full of Men. She found that Asia is “missing” 160 million females that otherwise would have been born over the last few decades, and why that is, and its implications for global politics, is the subject of Mara’s new book and this hour of Radio Times. And later today, Mara Hvistendahl is speaking at her alma mater, Swarthmore College, this evening from 4:30-6 in Science Center 101.
We spend the last part of our hour remembering the visionary co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, who died yesterday at 56. We’ll discuss the legacy of Job’s contribution to personal computer culture with the Macintosh computer, iTunes, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad and his constant ability to see “the next insanely great thing” with gdgt.com founder PETER ROJAS.