New York Times Economics Reporter Eduardo Porter

I’ve Grown Better at Tempering My Pessimism

Eduardo Porter is an economics reporter for the New York Times, and most recently, the author of American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise. After taking part in a Zócalo Live event that asked “How Has Racism Shaped the American Economy?,” he called into the green room to talk about keeping perspective during quarantine, how to measure happiness, and why everyone should be drinking coffee from a moka pot.

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Journalist and Historian Cynthia Greenlee

The Smell of Old Paper Is Like Perfume

Cynthia Greenlee is a journalist and historian based in North Carolina. After taking part in a Zócalo Live event “How Has Racism Shaped the American Economy,” she called into the …

Journalist and Director of Podcasts at KQED Erika A. Aguilar | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Journalist and Director of Podcasts at KQED Erika A. Aguilar

If It Sparks a Conversation, That’s Inspiration

Erika A. Aguilar is a journalist and the director of podcasts at KQED. After speaking at the Zócalo Live event “Will Anyone Ever Be Able to Afford to Live in California?” …

Historical Ecologist Jared Dahl Aldern | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Historical Ecologist Jared Dahl Aldern

All My Talents Are Above Board

Jared Dahl Aldern is a historical ecologist and a fire practitioner, who has worked in academia, K-12 education, and tribal government. An affiliated research scholar at the Huntington-USC Institute on …

Journalist and ASU Professor of Practice Fernanda Santos | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Journalist and ASU Professor of Practice Fernanda Santos

I Like to Challenge Myself

Fernanda Santos is a professor at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. Formerly the Phoenix bureau chief for the New York Times, she …