Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Science (and so much more!) on the Diane Rehm Show

We are honored to have Diane Rehm on campus today, as a speaker in the Convocation series. If you are in class when the Diane Rehm Show airs locally on 90.3 WCPN (Idea Stream!), check out the podcast on the NPR podcast directory.

Diane frequently interviews scientists, science administrators, science policy advisers and science writers, considering topics that relate especially to politics and society. Here are a few recent segments you might like to listen to on the show's web site:
Russia and natural gas.
President Bush's environmental legacy.
Health care reform.
Federally funded stem cell research.
Clean coal technology.

Diane Rehm also interviewed Toni Morrison about her newest book A Mercy. That show was rebroadcast on January 1, 2009. If you haven't yet read A Mercy, this interview is a good introduction. Do read it and join a discussion group during the week Ms. Morrison will be on campus!

Finally, here is a segment of special interest to me:
The role of libraries in economic hard times.

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