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

Posted on Jan 22, 2015 in Featured, 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 Featured, 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 Featured, 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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HIV Education in the African American Church – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted on Jan 13, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

HIV Education in the African American Church  – This week on “With Good Reason”

Since the first case of AIDS was reported in the United States more than 30 years ago, prevention programs have been successful at curbing the number of new cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But those programs are often aimed at young people. Psychologist John Fife (Virginia State University) is working to address what he says is a critical need for HIV interventions that target older Americans, specifically older African Americans. He says religious organizations play a key role. And: Cataracts cause decades of blindness for millions of people, and there aren’t enough surgeons...

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Rome – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Rome – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

During the week of January 12th, in an out-of-character episode, Thomas Jefferson visits Rome (through Clay Jenkinson). Although Jefferson spent much time in Europe, he never had an opportunity to visit Rome. Recently, Clay traveled to Rome to teach a capstone course to students that had just studied ethics, faith, and art for 15 weeks. Through his experiences in Rome and his knowledge of Jefferson, Clay talks about what Jefferson’s reaction to Rome would have been. For more information about The Thomas Jefferson Hour, click...

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The Exciting Year Ahead on the Final Frontier – Planetary Radio

Posted on Jan 6, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

The Exciting Year Ahead on the Final Frontier – Planetary Radio

The Planetary Society’s experts look forward to a great year of firsts in the solar system and beyond. Bill Nye the Science Guy provides a status report on the Asteroid Redirect Mission. We also talk about robotic exploration with Emily Lakdawalla, human spaceflight with Jason Davis, and the outlook for space program funding with Casey Dreier. Bruce Betts and Mat Kaplan begin the What’s Up segment with a preview of even more 2015 efforts. Guests: Bruce Betts, Director of Science and Technology, The Planetary Society Jason Davis, Digital Editor Casey Dreier, Director of Advocacy, The...

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