Kara Miller


As a host, Kara has interviewed Deepak Chopra, Sherry Turkle, Jared Diamond, Sal Khan, David Pogue, Michael Sandel, Brian Greene, and Marissa Mayer, among others.

Kara Miller is the host and executive editor of Innovation Hub, which she launched in 2011. PRI took the program national in 2014. Kara has also appeared on “The Takeaway,”  “PRI's The World,” and “Marketplace Tech." Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, TheAtlantic.com, The Huffington Post, and The International Herald Tribune. Kara holds a Ph.D. from Tufts and a B.A. from Yale. She serves on the advisory committee of the Lemelson Foundation.Follow Kara on Twitter: @karaemiller

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Can an algorithm keep kids safe?


There are four million referrals to child welfare services in America every year. How should cities and states decide which ones to respond to?

The White House

5 challenges facing the next president — whoever it is

Global Politics

Why hating certain foods may be an illusion

Online learning

The online post that led to a $1.5 billion LinkedIn purchase

Even after he came up with E=mc2, young Albert Einstein was still unable to get a job teaching physics.

Albert Einstein: The slacker years

Albert Einstein’s work made clear that clocks in space move at a different speed than clocks on Earth. Taking into account those differences is crucial to ensuring GPS’ accuracy.

The next time your GPS gets you somewhere on time, thank Albert Einstein


You might have heard of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity. But did you know that it has also played a crucial role in a little thing called GPS?

According to the US Census, 74 percent of those with a bachelor's degree in STEM subjects don't work in STEM jobs.

Are we producing too many STEM grads?


The number of STEM jobs is lagging behind the larger number of STEM graduates. But that may not be the point.

Google founder Sergey Brin (L) and designer Diane von Furstenberg sit and watch the rehearsal for her Spring/Summer 2013 collection show during New York Fashion Week September.

The tech invasion of fashion? The flirting has begun.


Experts say the fashion industry has craved tech’s cool factor, and Silicon Valley needs advice on high style. “All the sudden you see these brands — they’re flirting with each other right now,” says Harvard Business School’s Ryan Raffaelli.

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, 1920

How the Nazis helped Coco Chanel — and Chanel No. 5


The story behind Chanel No. 5 is complex, in which an icon of fashion fraternized with fascists to try to eliminate her Jewish partners.

Senior citizen on Facebook

The latest wave of tech startups are targeting the senior citizen set


Most of the most buzzy tech startups have focused on solving problems for young people. New ways to text? New ways to get food? Done and done. But the senior citizen population is on pace to reach its largest level ever — and that’s a market tech startups can no longer afford to ignore.