Business & Economics


New! Risks After Challenger 55 min.

Retro Report on PBS revisits the Challenger and Columbia disasters, explores how immigration controversies echo past anti-immigration backlash, and explains why a lawsuit over scalding coffee is misunderstood and the U.S. military is reliant on special forces. Andy Borowitzgives his take on efforts to strip the LGBTQ community of rights.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

How China Got Rich 58 min.

Over 40 years China has been transformed out of all recognition, the scale of its growth and the sheer speed of change has been astonishing. The country has seen the largest lifting of people out of poverty that has ever taken place in human history, and today China is a global force, predicted to become the world’s biggest economy in a couple of decades. So how did an impoverished and backward co...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 12 24 min.

An algorithm designs the perfect website, an exoskeleton puts a spring in your step and a scanner sees inside your food. Plus, the entrepreneur who invented the mouse reveals his next big idea. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Babak Hodjat, Co-Founder, Sentient Technologies; Sean Walsh, CEO, HyperBlock; Steve Cerveny...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 7 24 min.

An algorithm makes insurance firms smarter, AI and blockchain join forces and the future of cryptocurrencies becomes clearer. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with the startup making it virtually impossible to hack into sensitive infrastructure. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Richard Hartley, Co-Founder and CEO, Cyt...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 8 24 min.

Blockchain gives the smart grid a jolt, an AI spots imposters and an algorithm optimizes insurance coverage. Plus, Anthony and Michael speak with the entrepreneur pioneering a friendlier alternative to Facebook. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Featured guests include: Paul Massara, CEO, Electron; Eamon Jubbawy, Co-Founder, Onfido; Poppy Gus...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Beyond Innovation: Episode 9 24 min.

A venture capitalist bets big on cryptocurrency, a realistic robot mimics medical patients and a special pesticide saves bumble bees. Plus, Michael and Anthony speak with NBA star Jeremy Lin about a smartphone app that’s the perfect basketball coach. Hosted by venture capitalist Anthony Lacavera and technology journalist Michael Bancroft. Other featured guests include: Dan Morehead, Founder and CE...

Formats: DVD Copyright Date: 2019

Boss: The Black Experience in Business 116 min.

From award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson comes a film that educates, informs, and examines more than 150 years of African-American men and women who have embodied the qualities that are the heart of the American entrepreneurial spirit.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Trump's Trade War 54 min.

The inside story of President Trump’s gamble to confront China over trade. Reporting from the US and China, NPR and FRONTLINE investigate what led the world’s two largest economies to the brink, and the billions at stake.

Formats: Streaming Copyright Date: 2019

Ten Years After the Global Financial Crisis, the System Is Safer: A Debate 80 min.

In 2008, the giant investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed, fueling a severe, worldwide financial crisis. In the United States, the stock market plummeted, unemployment soared, and the economy plunged into recession. Many other countries faced a similar fate, and it took years for the global economy to recover. To prevent a similar crisis from recurring, Congress enacted numerous laws to regulat...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019

Unresolved: The Techonomic Cold War With China: A Debate 84 min.

Chinese president Xi Jinping has made it clear: When it comes to big data, advanced weaponry, and other innovations in technology and economic planning, China aims to surpass the United States as the world’s next techonomic superpower. But between its trade war with the United States, its ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, and an array of domestic challenges, are China’s goals outpacing its capac...

Formats: DVDStreaming Copyright Date: 2019