Science in Upcoming State Legislation, Conference Recap

Our guest this week is John Timmer, senior science editor for Ars Technica.  John has been paying particular attention to state legislatures that, in the first few month of each year, tend to propose bills that attempt to dictate how science is taught in their schools.  Listen to the show to hear what bills might affect teaching science in your state. […]

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Episode 25 – Science in its Rightful Place

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL25.mp3   We welcome Jodi Peterson to the show this week.  Jodi serves as the Assistant Executive Director for the NSTA Office of Legislative and Public Affairs, and talks to us about what we might see for science and science education with the Obama administration. Make sure to tell us what you think about Science in its Rightful Place. Comment […]

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Episode 19 – Bioethics with Jeffrey Kahn

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL19.mp3   Dr. Jeffrey Kahn is Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota.  Dr. Kahn reminds us of the importance of ethics in science – from the classroom to public policy. Ethics Resources: Bioethics.net Kennedy Institute of Ethics High School Bioethics Curriculum Project Bioethics in the News (Google News) Molly Nash Case: The Nash Family: Breaking […]

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Episode 18 – Science Matters 2008

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL18.mp3   As we rapidly approach November 4th, we were able to talk with Lesley Stone from SEA (Scientists and Engineers for America) to discuss the role of science in the upcoming elections. Links: SHARP Network Views from the Experts McCain and Obama’s Answers to Innovations 2008 Candidates’ Forum for Innovation Obama’s Responses to Science Questions from Nature.com Campaign 2008 […]

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Episode 17 – Sir Harold Kroto on Science Education

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/LOL17.mp3 To open our second season, we talked with Sir Harold Kroto. Kroto won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1996 (along with Curl and Smalley) for the discovery of fullerenes. He talks to us about a loss of hands-on experiences in our world, how to reform science education, and offers a new resource for science (and other) educators. Links: […]

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McCain answers 14 Questions on Science

Senator McCain answered 14 of today’s most difficult questions on science and technology.  Visit the SEA website to see McCain’s full responses. Senator Barack Obama has already submitted his responses. Now you can directly compare the two major presidential candidates on science, technology, health and related issues. [Link]

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Episode 14 – Bill Nye Talks About Energy and More

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol14.mp3   For our contribution to Earth Day, we had the opportunity to chat with Bill Nye about his new show on the new Planet Green channel called Stuff Happens. Preview from the Show: I’m doing this other thing called “Stuff Happens? for the Discovery Channel. It’s strictly for a new channel Discovery is re-purposing – they’re calling it “Planet […]

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Episode 13 – The Who and What of the Why Files

http://media.libsyn.com/media/wsst/nstalol13.mp3 This week we talk to Terry Devitt from WhyFiles.org. Preview from the Show: Our primary mission is to look at what is going on in the world every week and find some corner of the scientific enterprise that lends itself to a public conversation about science, and then we drill down into that, to contact the best experts that […]

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