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LightSail Prepares to Take Flight – This week on “Planetary Radio”

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Featured, News, Radio News | 0 comments

LightSail Prepares to Take Flight – This week on “Planetary Radio”

The Planetary Society has just announced that LightSail will be launched into orbit on its first test flight in May. We’ll talk with Project Manager Doug Stetson and embedded LightSail reporter Jason Davis about what to expect. Bill Nye welcomes a special guest to a conversation about the meaning of this privately-funded solar sail. Emily Lakdawalla updates the Curiosity Mars rover mission and shares spectacular images from the Rosetta comet exploration. We close with Director of Science and Technology Bruce Betts and his recommendations of What’s Up this week. Guests: Doug Stetson,...

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Where Did You Come From? – This week on “With Good Reason”

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Where Did You Come From?  – This week on “With Good Reason”

“Where Did You Come From?” is the title of the first track on Suz Slezak’s upcoming collection of lullabies Watching the Nighttime Come. Slezak and David Wax, both members of Mexo-Americana band David Wax Museum, perform live in the studio—and share some challenges and triumphs of taking their baby on the road. And: In their new book Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family and Life, Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin (University of Mary Washington) find that “having it all” isn’t a matter of having more, but achieving a balance in life. They dissect the myths of helicopter...

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A Factional Animal – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

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A Factional Animal – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

This week’s discussions are in response to listener questions, including Jefferson’s involvement in the building of the White House and did President Jefferson change his mind over time? For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.  

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Recipe for a Small Planet – This week on “Planetary Radio”

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Recipe for a Small Planet – This week on “Planetary Radio”

Astronomer and planetary scientist Courtney Dressing is the lead author of research that may have found the formula for the mass and composition of Earth-like planets. She reveals the ingredients and why she spent time at JPL while in high school. It was exactly 10 years ago that Emily Lakdawalla began her blogging career at the landing of the Huygens probe on Titan. Bill Nye says Europeans will visit the Chinese space station. Did a Chinese astronomer beat Galileo by almost 2,000 years? That’s just one piece of this week’s What’s Up segment with Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan. The...

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About Farmers – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

About Farmers – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

This week President Jefferson discusses and explains his complex view and vision of an agrarian America. While in Paris in 1785 Jefferson wrote: “Cultivators of the earth are the most valuable citizens. They are the most vigorous, the most independent, the most virtuous, and they are tied to their country and wedded to it’s liberty and interests by the most lasting bands.” For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click HERE.

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Telling American Stories – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Telling American Stories – This week on “With Good Reason”

What are the biggest challenges facing American society today? And how can we solve them? Bro Adams, the new chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, says that science and technology can’t solve those challenges—but the humanities can. Plus: Most of us know the history of the battle at Gettysburg, but Jennifer Murray (UVA Wise) tells the story of what happened to the battlefield after the fighting stopped. Later in the show: The author of a book about Herbert Huncke says his unrepentant deviance caught the imagination of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs....

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