New Frontiers: Exploring Today’s Unknowns

New Frontiers: Exploring Today’s Unknowns

7/421 - 7/10/21

There is so much left to explore and discover — and the more humans explore, the more we learn how much remains undiscovered. We consider these new frontiers in science, health, technology, the environment, and look to where new insights are being gained every day.

In this week, we welcome the new explorers, the next generation of innovators, to learn what work they’re doing on the cutting edge of these fields, exploring the extraordinary and making the unknown, known.

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New Frontiers: Exploring Today’s Unknowns
  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Sunday

    Originally broadcast at 10:45 a.m. ET Sunday, July 4, 2021.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and suppor...

  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Monday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Monday, July 5, 2021.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support...

  • Science Fiction and the Idea of the Future

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Monday, July 5, 2021.

    Ted Chiang is an American science fiction writer whose work has won four Nebula awards, four Hugo awards, the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer, and four Locus awards. His short story “Story of Your Life” was the basis of the 2...

  • Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Monday, July 5, 2021.

    The Rev. Dr. Katharine Rhodes Henderson is president of Auburn Seminary, a multi-faith leadership development and research institute that has become an essential institution in advancing the multi-faith movements for justice.

    Author of ...

  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Tuesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and suppor...

  • Under a White Sky

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer and journalist Elizabeth Kolbert has traveled all over the world to get to the heart of the debate over global warming, and the communities most affected by it. Two of her books — The Sixth Extinct...

  • Margarita Simon Guillory

    Originally broadcast at 1 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

    Margarita Simon Guillory is well engaged in envisioning the future of religion in America. Associate Professor of Religion and African American Studies at Boston University, where she teaches American religious history, digital religion, a...

  • An Evening Piano Recital with Alexander Kobrin

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Tuesday, July 6, 2021.

    Internationally acclaimed Russian pianist Alexander Kobrin, winner of the 2005 Van Cliburn competition, presents an evening recital of works by Schubert, Chopin, and Brahms. Called the “Van Cliburn of today” by the BBC, Alexander Kobrin...

  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Wednesday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and supp...

  • Genome Editing

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    R. Alta Charo is the Warren P. Knowles Professor Emerita of Law and Bioethics at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where she taught in biotechnology law and ethics at the law school, medical school and biotechnology studies pro...

  • Gary Laderman

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    Gary Laderman, the Goodrich C. White Professor of American Religious History and Cultures at Emory University, has been described as “an exceptional speaker: lively, informed, and made for Chautauqua! The Future of Religion in America...

  • Alicia Olatuja: “Intuition — Songs from the Minds of Women”

    Originally broadcast at 8:15 p.m. ET Wednesday, July 7, 2021.

    Praised by The New York Times as “a singer with a strong and luscious tone,” Olatuja combines the earthy with the sublime, bringing a grounded relatability to genres as sophisticated as classical, as venerated as jazz, and as gritty a...

  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Thursday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and suppo...

  • Ariel Ekblaw

    Originally broadcast at 10:30 a.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.

    Ariel Ekblaw is the founder and director of the MIT Space Exploration Initiative, a team of over 50 graduate students, staff and faculty actively prototyping the artifacts of our sci-fi space future. With today’s democratization of sp...

  • CWC Simone Boyce

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.

    Simone Boyce, NBC News Now Correspondent, “My Ancestors’ Wildest Dream”, is an Emmy nominated news reporter, anchor, producer, and host.

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua L...

  • The Acrobats of Cirque-tacular

    Originally broadcast at 7:30 p.m. ET Thursday, July 8, 2021.

    This stunning troupe features one dazzling circus feat after another in a high-energy, family-friendly flurry of fun! The show is performed by a cast of world record-holders, grand champions and variety entertainers who have been seen ...

  • Rev. Zina Jacque - Friday

    Originally broadcast at 9:00 a.m. ET Friday, July 9, 2021.

    Zina Jacque is the Lead Pastor at the Community Church of Barrington in Illinois. She has served on the staffs of multicultural, urban, and suburban churches, and has done extensive work in the areas of education, counseling, and support...

  • CHQ for U - 7/9/21

    Originally broadcast at 10:20 a.m. ET Friday, July 9, 2021.

    CHQ for U with Amy Oshier

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, l...

  • AAHH Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III

    Originally broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET Friday, July 9, 2021.

    Rev. Dr. Heber Brown III

    About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lec...