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

Posted by 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 Planetary Society’s weekly show that takes your listeners to the final frontier.    
Featuring commentary by Society CEO 
Bill Nye the Science Guy. 
Each week, Planetary Radio visits with the scientists, engineers, astronauts and leaders who are taking us deep into the solar system and across the universe, with regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face.

For more information about Planetary Radio, click HERE.

About Farmers – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted by 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.

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

Posted by 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. Hilary Holladay writes that Huncke (rhymes with “junky”) often said, “I’m beat, man.” His line gave Kerouac the label for a generation seeking spiritual sustenance and “kicks” in post-war America. Also featured: During the late 1960s, poet Allen Ginsberg bought a farm in New York to serve as “a haven for comrades in distress.” Gordon Ball, who was the farm manager, has written a book about his experience, East Hill Farm: Seasons with Allen Ginsberg. Ball also teaches a course on Ginsberg and the Beat Generation to young cadets at Virginia Military Institute.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

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

Posted by 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 trained in the five-minute procedure to remove them. Glenn Strauss (Help Me See) is working with engineers to design a virtual simulator that will train 30,000 specialists in the surgery in an effort to give developing countries access to the life-changing operation.

Later in the show: Today when we vote, we enter a private space, secretly make our choice, and go about our day. Don Debats (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow) explains that early voting wasn’t just public; it was a raucous, drunken community festival. Plus: It’s hard to find a smile in a 19th century photograph—instead, you’ll see stern faces and stiff poses. Historian Richard Straw (Radford University) tells the story of one early photographer who broke the formal rules and took candid shots instead.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

Rome – This week on The Thomas Jefferson Hour

Posted by 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 HERE.

The Exciting Year Ahead on the Final Frontier – Planetary Radio

Posted by 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.

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The Planetary Society’s weekly show that takes your listeners to the final frontier.    
Featuring commentary by Society CEO 
Bill Nye the Science Guy. 
Each week, Planetary Radio visits with the scientists, engineers, astronauts and leaders who are taking us deep into the solar system and across the universe, with regular features that raise your space IQ while they put a smile on your face.

For more information about Planetary Radio, click HERE.

Let There Be Night – This week on “With Good Reason”

Posted by on Jan 5, 2015 in News, Radio News | 0 comments

Let There Be Night – This week on “With Good Reason”

Nights are getting brighter and most of us no longer experience true darkness.

Paul Bogard (James Madison University), author of The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in the Age of Artificial Light, says the lack of darkness at night is affecting our physical, mental, and spiritual health. And: Centuries ago, nighttime was a scary and dangerous time. A moonless evening could be filled with perils. In his book, At Day’s Close: Night in Times Past, historian Roger Ekirch (Virginia Tech) sheds light on how pre-Industrial Revolution farmers, tradesmen, and laborers spent their nights.

Later in the show: When women compare themselves to other people, they actually lose IQ points. Read Montague (Virginia Tech) completed a study that suggests being in groups can temporarily lower our IQ. Plus: Classical guitar music was a constant in the Renaissance and Baroque eras of England, France, and Italy. Music professor and guitarist Tim Olbrych (The College of William and Mary) offers a brief history of this instrument and plays selections from his CD, 500 Years of the Spanish Guitar.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.

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Bringing Back the Chestnut – the Holidays on “With Good Reason”

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Bringing Back the Chestnut – the Holidays on “With Good Reason”

Most of the chestnuts roasting on open fires this winter are from Europe or Asia, not America. In the early 1900s, American chestnut trees from Maine to Georgia were largely wiped out by blight. Heather Griscom (James Madison University) is helping to restore American chestnut trees and joins us for a sampling of holiday chestnut treats. Plus: What’s Christmas without a little organ music? With Good Reason producer Kelley Libby visits one of the oldest working organs in America and brings us a private recital by Tom Marshall (William and Mary).

Later in the show: Whether it’s a traditional hymn or a holiday song from our childhood, many people say Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without the music that marks this season. The sense of joy, comfort, or spiritual uplift comes in all kinds of music at this time of year. From a Charlie Brown Christmas to Donny Hathaway and carols from the 15th century, Inman Majors (James Madison University), Hermine Pinson (College of William and Mary), and Rob Vaughan (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities) share their favorite holiday music and memories.

“With Good Reason” is available as both an hour and half hour show. For more information, click HERE.