Friday, October 10, 2008

This Week On Smart City: The Power of Perception

Barack Obama's candidacy has raised a host of issues surrounding race in America. To help address some of those issues we have Dr. Camille Charles on the show this week. Camille is the Director of the Center for Africana Studies at the University of Pennsylvania and talks about how race has played a role this political season.

While Dr. Charles is studying the language we use around race, Lindsay Zaltman has written a book about the language we use to describe what we buy. He's the co-author of the book, Marketing Metaphoria, about the use of language and how a powerful metaphor can be used to change perceptions: perceptions of a candidate or a city.

Smart City is a syndicated, weekly hour-long public radio talk show that takes an in-depth look at urban life: the people, places, ideas and trends that affect us all. Host Carol Coletta, president and CEO of CEOs for Cities, talks with national and international public policy experts, economists, business leaders, artists, developers, planners and others on the pulse of city life for a penetrating discussion on urban issues.

Smart City
is broadcast at 6 a.m. Saturday and Sundays on WKNO-FM, but it is also webcast and podcast so you can listen to it anytime you like. For the webcast, times for the broadcast in other cities and to sign up for the podcast, visit our website.

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