In an exclusive interview from the 2013 South by Southwest Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas – CNN Money's Laurie Segall spoke with Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates.
Today, classes are too big. Lessons are taught the same way to dozens or hundreds of students - each of whom has different learning style.
Technology can, and should, change that, Gates argues.
Two CNN Digital reporters recently traveled to Mauritania - a West African country that recently abolished slavery. The Mauritanian government denies the practice still exists, but the United Nations estimates 10% to 20% of Mauritanians live in slavery today. The crew wanted to investigate the situation as part of the Freedom Project, CNN’s effort to shine a light on modern-day slavery.
George Clinton came by the CNN Grill at South by Southwest today to do an interview with CNN Newsroom's Brooke Baldwin. Then came the surprise. After the interview, Clinton made his way to the CNN beer garden to perform a few songs for the crowd gathered outside.
For photos of George's appearance, click here. Credit: John Nowak/CNN.
Also, check out CNN's Live Jam Line up here.
Tonight at the CNN Grill at SXSW, the topic was about the impact of social media and mobile technology on the media’s coverage of war and revolution. Moderated by Peter Bale, CNN Digital’s general manager for international, CNN’s Ivan Watson, who has just arrived from both Syria and Iran, and PBS Frontline’s Azmat Khan discussed how these social tools have changed the news….and the newsmakers.
This Friday, CNN is back in Austin for the CNN Grill at South by Southwest. In addition to panels and delicious culinary delights, the CNN Grill will feature two musical acts each evening, from Friday, March 9th through Monday, March 12th. This year’s lineup is an eclectic mix of genres, as well as a motley assortment of local Austin bands and acts from across the country. Check out CNN’s Live Jam Lineup after the jump. For all the latest CNN SXSW music and programming updates, follow @CNNSXSW on Twitter.
MAX's Wine Dive will transform into CNN's Event & Broadcast Hub
We're back! CNN will descend on Austin, TX from March 9-12, for this year's South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festival. After making its debut in 2011, the network's "CNN Grill" will once again hold court at MAX's Wine Dive, Austin's downtown hotspot known for gourmet comfort food and competitively priced wines from around the world.
Situated just steps from the Austin Convention Center, the CNN Grill will bring together select SXSW attendees, newsmakers and members of the media for live CNN programming, musical performances and special events daily. Union Square Events, the event services business of Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, will create a special CNN Grill Menu that will be served throughout the event. Guests will also enjoy handcrafted cocktails, incredible wines and great entertainment exclusive to the CNN Grill.
The Eatocracy Secret Supper chefs have been revealed! Chef Zack Northcutt from Mulberry & Haddingtons roasted a whole pig for the Austin Secret Supper, and invited his friends to come help with the sides. Chef John Galindo from Izzoz Tacos and Chef Matt Clouser of Rabbit and Hat Supper Club made all vegan sides. Pastry chefs Philip Speer, Plinio Sandalio and his apprentice Caroline Dunbar made the desserts and Haddington's bartender Bill Norris mixed the cocktails. Follow the action live on Twitter via @eatocracy and #CNNsupper.