Kara Miller is the host and executive editor of Innovation Hub, which she launched in 2011. Public Radio International took the program national in May, 2014 and it now airs on more than 50 stations.
Innovation Hub is a weekly hour-long radio program that focuses on big ideas and emerging technologies. Kara created the program guided by a genuine interest in how innovation affects our daily lives. During discussions with innovators in various fields, she asks the questions people want to know, and helps us see how people are thinking in new ways.
A former college professor, Kara also has a passion for education. Innovation Hub has repeatedly covered topics relating to STEM in US secondary and higher education, primarily the ways in which it is failing to prepare students for the changing work landscape, with an eye towards engaging kids in hands-on STEM and creativity.
Kara also contributes to “The Takeaway,” a national radio program hosted by John Hockenberry, WGBH’s “Morning Edition,” and “Greater Boston,” which airs on Boston’s PBS station.
As a host, Kara has interviewed Tom Friedman, Sherry Turkle, Jared Diamond, Sal Khan, David Pogue, and Marissa Mayer, among others. Her writing has appeared in The Boston Globe, The National Journal, The Boston Herald, TheAtlantic.com, The Huffington Post, and The International Herald Tribune.
Kara frequently moderates events related to innovation, including The International Women's Forum, PBS Digital Media for STEM, WGBH's Idea Lab, and events at MIT, Harvard Medical School, Mass Challenge, Xconomy, Lesley, Northeastern, and Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Kara has been a contributor to WGBH’s programming since 2008. Prior to that she was an assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts for 3 years and an adjunct professor at Babson College for 2 years. Kara holds a Ph.D. from Tufts and a B.A. from Yale.