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Science in the News

EPA Administrator Karl Brooks Interview
September 26, 2014
An interview with EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks about new rules to cut carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants in the U.S.

Gene Kranz Interview
July 15, 2014
An interview with Gene Kranz, the man in charge of NASA's Mission Control during the Apollo flights to the moon.

Saving The Monarch's Migration: A Conversation With Ecologist Lincoln Brower
April 18, 2014
Monarch butterflies are in trouble. According to the latest estimates, their numbers have dropped dramatically at their wintering grounds in Mexico. This was an interview with ecologist Lincoln Brower, who has been studying these large black-and-orange insects for close to 60 years. He was in St. Louis to accept the Harris Center Conservation Action Prize from the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

Genetic Privacy
March 14, 2014
An interview with a Washington University professor and a University of Chicago professor about whether we have genetic privacy with information easier to access.

Launch Code Aims To Grow St. Louis Tech Talent
September 23, 2013
An interview with Square co-founder Jim McKelvey about his new project called "Launch Code."

SLU Students Study Ozone Over St. Louis
August 13, 2013
A report on a new effort to study air pollution and climate change through a series of weather balloons launched in St. Louis.

Researchers Hope to Inspire New Generation of Plant Scientists
August 11, 2013
An interview with Washington University professor Bob Blankenship about a conference in St. Louis and why it's so important to inspire young people to study plant science.

Scientists From UMSL Forge Futures in the Galapagos
August 01, 2013
A report on two young women scientists from the University of Missouri-St. Louis who are studying birds in the Galapagos Islands.

Sequestration Cuts Hit St. Louis Scientists
June 17, 2013
A report on how scientific research institutions in the St. Louis area are being affected by federal spending cuts known as sequestration.

St. Louis Zoo Tackles Camel Disease
May 08, 2013
A report on why the St. Louis Zoo is studying camel diseases in Kenya.



Science on St. Louis on the Air

The End of the Shuttle Program and the Future of Space Science
July 07, 2011
A conversation about the end of NASA's shuttle program, as well as a look back at the St. Louis contributions to space science.

Global Plant Conservation: Saving the World from the Ground Up
July 06, 2011
A special broadcast live from The Missouri Botanical Garden and The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation conference.

Online Privacy / Solar Energy
June 22, 2011
A conversation about protecting your information, your image, and your business online, followed by a discussion about the cost savings of solar energy.

Nonverbal Communication / Illinois Legislature
June 02, 2011
A conversation with UMSL's Miles Patterson about the power of nonverbal communication, followed by a discussion about the just completed session of the Illinois State Legislature.

Elaine Viets / Tornadoes
May 25, 2011
A discussion with Elaine Viets about her writing career and her induction into the Media Halls of Fame followed by a discussion with meteorologist Mike Smith about the science behind tornadoes and accurately predicting them.

 

 

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