Shining City, which is produced and hosted by Healey, will be on at 4:30 p.m. It will focus on science, technology, and innovations in New England. Show topics range from the health benefits of barefoot running to the concept of inhalable food. Healey said the idea for the show was born from her time as lieutenant governor, when she visited Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology labs to see their ongoing projects.

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As one of the most concentrated areas in the entire country, New England features some of the best and brightest in the business world. One of NESN's newest programs, Shining City, takes viewers behind the scenes to feature the most innovative careers New England has to offer.

From robotic insects to enhanced baseball bats and lacrosse sticks, Shining City introduces the creative processes and the brilliant minds behind New England's brightest ideas. Co-hosts Kerry Healey and Tracy Palandjian gives viewers an in-depth look at some of the most futuristic ideas that exist in the world today.

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  • Harvard psychologist and prolific author Steven Pinker challenges the doctrine that human beings are peaceful by nature and corrupted by modern institutions. His research shows the opposite: far from causing us to become more violent, something in modernity and its cultural institutions has made us more virtuous. If Pinker is correct that war and violence are natural to us, will we ever achieve world peace?

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  • In this segment we interview Gerald Chertavian, Founder and CEO of Year Up.

    Year up is a non profit that provides urban young adults with a one-year intensive program of professional skills, college credits, an educational stipend and corporate internship.

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