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Bench Talk: The Week in Science

Bench Talk: The Week in Science

By Bench Talk

This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain.
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Bench Talk | April Sky; Cancer Chelators; Climate Warnings; Pets in Our Lives | April 5, 2021
Bench Talk | April Sky; Cancer Chelators; Climate Warnings; Pets in Our Lives | April 5, 2021
First, how can we see Mars and the constellations in the night sky this month? Then, an interview with Andrew Elliot (Eastern Kentucky University) about a chelator that could be useful in cancer treatment, followed by an opinion piece about the 'canary in the coal mine' of climate change. Finally, how do pets and poetry improve our lives? Thanks to J. Scott Miller, Amanda Fuller, Andrew Elliot, and Leslie Moise for their contributions to this episode. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ The song 'Five' heard in this episode is by 'Discount Fireworks' available at freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk | April Sky; Cancer Chelators; Climate Warnings; Pets in Our Lives | April 5, 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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April 05, 2021
Bench Talk | The March Night Sky; Kentucky Environmental Legislation Part-2 | March 8, 2021
Bench Talk | The March Night Sky; Kentucky Environmental Legislation Part-2 | March 8, 2021
Scott Miller shows us how to find Mars and constellations in the night sky this month. Then, there is another panel discussion about the important environmental bills being discussed in the Kentucky House and Senate this year. And how can scientists have an impact? This is a discussion with lobbyists/advocates Tom FitzGerald of the Kentucky Resources Council, and Lane Boldman and Randy Strobo of the Kentucky Conservation Committee. This interview was conducted by Trent Garrison (President of the Kentucky Academy of Science) and Kaylynne Glover (President of the Kentuckians for Science Education) on March 3, 2021. The full-length video can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr7ceALH1jw&t=351s The Kentucky Resources Councel's link to legislation is: www.kyrc.org/news The KY Conservation Committee's link to legislation is: kyconservation.org/legislature-2021. The KY Academy of Science link to legislation is: www.kyscience.org/advocate_for_science.php The Kentuckians for Science Education website is: kyscied.wordpress.com/ 'Bench Talk: The Week in Science' is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville 'Forward Radio' 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadi%E2%80%A6ef=page_internal Bench Talk | The March Night Sky; Kentucky Environmental Legislation Part-2 | March 8, 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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March 09, 2021
Bench Talk | What Environmental Bills are in the KY House & Senate this Year? | March 1, 2021
Bench Talk | What Environmental Bills are in the KY House & Senate this Year? | March 1, 2021
What are the important environmental bills being discussed in the Kentucky House and Senate this year? This is an interview with lobbyists/advocates Lane Boldman and Randy Strobo of the Kentucky Conservation Committee about pending Kentucky environmental legislation. This interview was conducted by Trent Garrison, President of the Kentucky Academy of Science on Feb 25 2021. The full-length video can be viewed at www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3khyHuCPYg&t=229s The KY Conservation Committee's link to legislation is: kyconservation.org/legislature-2021. The KY Academy of Science link to legislation is: www.kyscience.org/advocate_for_science.php The Kentuckians for Science Education cooperated on this effort: kyscied.wordpress.com/ 'Bench Talk: The Week in Science' is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville 'Forward Radio' 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | What Environmental Bills are in the KY House & Senate this Year? | March 1, 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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March 02, 2021
Bench Talk | Mars Rover Landing; Restoring Science (Union of Concerned Scientists) | Feb 22 2021
Bench Talk | Mars Rover Landing; Restoring Science (Union of Concerned Scientists) | Feb 22 2021
Listen to the landing of the Perseverance rover on the planet Mars, while J Scott Miller provides background about this ambitious NASA project. Then Dr. Gretchen Goldman of the Union of Concerned Scientists speaks on 'A Roadmap to Restoring Federal Science'. Thanks to the Union of Concerned Scientists (www.ucsusa.org/about) for permission to broadcast this 'Got Science?' podcast (taped on Jan 26 2021): www.ucsusa.org/resources/restoring-federal-science Here is everything about the Perseverance rover: mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | Mars Rover Landing; Restoring Science (Union of Concerned Scientists) | Feb 22 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 23, 2021
Bench Talk | The Eyes Have It: Emotional Cue Perception - Dr. Andy Mienaltowski | Feb 15, 2021
Bench Talk | The Eyes Have It: Emotional Cue Perception - Dr. Andy Mienaltowski | Feb 15, 2021
What parts of the face are more important in recognizing emotions like happiness, sadness, fear or anger? How does age and gender affect our ability to perceive facial reflections of emotions? How do masks effect how people interpret our emotions, and what can we do about it? Dr. Andrew Mienaltowski, a psychologist at Western Kentucky University, discusses his research on how we read other peoples faces Here are the slides that accompany this presentation: https://www.kyscience.org/docs/2020_BenchTalk_Mienaltowski_facialEmotion.pdf Here is the 'Bench Talk Live' website where you can see past presentations and register for new ones: https://www.kyscience.org/bench_talk_live.php Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | The Eyes Have It: Emotional Cue Perception - Dr. Andy Mienaltowski | Feb 15 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 15, 2021
Bench Talk | February Sky; Star Ways; Mind Control of Prosthetics; Reading & Pandemics | Feb 1, 2021
Bench Talk | February Sky; Star Ways; Mind Control of Prosthetics; Reading & Pandemics | Feb 1, 2021
What stars & planets can be seen in the night sky this month? And how did ancient Australian star-mappers determine the location of modern highways? Can prosthetic arms be controlled with our minds? What are the prospects for scientists in the new Biden administration? Does the pandemic affect our reading habits? What can we do about it? This week you will be hearing from J Scott Miller, Earthdate, Amanda Fuller, Kali Tackett, Anthony Fauci and Leslie Moise. Here is the link to the Earthdate story: https://www.earthdate.org/aboriginal-star-maps To Kali Tackett's KAS award: https://www.kyscience.org/2020_student_competition_winne.php To the White House Press Conference: https://www.c-span.org/video/?508191-1/white-house-briefs-reporters-biden-administrations-pandemic-response Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Public-domain music is 'Meditating Beat' by Kevin Macleod at freepd.com. Bench Talk | February Sky; Star Ways; Mind Control of Prosthetics; Reading & Pandemics | Feb 1, 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 01, 2021
Bench Talk | Tree Buttressing: Stream Sampling; Sea Level Rise | Jan 25, 2021
Bench Talk | Tree Buttressing: Stream Sampling; Sea Level Rise | Jan 25, 2021
Two undergraduate students who recently won conference awards from the Kentucky Academy of Science talk about their research on tree buttressing (Erin Carleton, NKU) and novel ways to monitor stream contamination (Samuel Kessler, UL). The show ends with Professor J Scott Miller commenting about sea level rise. Thanks to Amanda Fuller (KAS) for the student interviews: https://www.kyscience.org/2020_student_competition_winne.php Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Music ('Positive and Fun') is by Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.com. Bench Talk | Tree Buttressing: Stream Sampling; Sea Level Rise | Jan 25 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 25, 2021
Bench Talk | Meet the Biden Science Team | Jan 18, 2021
Bench Talk | Meet the Biden Science Team | Jan 18, 2021
On January 16, 2021, President Joe Biden introduced his picks for science advisors to the White House. Meet Drs. Eric Lander, Alondra Nelson, Frances Arnold and Maria Zuber. For the first time, there will be a scientist on the President's Cabinet! Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris finishes the show. The full press conference can be viewed here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?508044-1/president-elect-biden-introduces-white-house-science-team Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | Meet the Biden Science Team | Jan 18 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 18, 2021
Bench Talk | January Sky; Cosmic Patterns; Airborne Telescopes; Water on the Moon | Jan 4, 2021
Bench Talk | January Sky; Cosmic Patterns; Airborne Telescopes; Water on the Moon | Jan 4, 2021
What interesting objects are in the night sky this month? J Scott Miller will fill you in. Then Dave Robinson describes a unique fast radio burst just detected in the cosmos. This one produces a pattern. The airborne SOFIA telescope is introduced, and Scott describes how it was recently used to confirm the existence of water on our moon. The show ends with information about a free, online discussion of racism, sexism and colonialism in the sciences, https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tainted-knowledge-reconciling-the-scientific-fields-problematic-past-tickets-132336495019 The NASA video about SOFIA can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5z6fZKOtP4 Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | January Sky; Cosmic Patterns; Airborne Telescopes; Water on the Moon | Jan 4 2021 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 04, 2021
Bench Talk | Trump Interference with the CDC; Interview about Face Masks (continued) | Dec 28, 2020
Bench Talk | Trump Interference with the CDC; Interview about Face Masks (continued) | Dec 28, 2020
Hear about potential White House interference with the work of COVID-19 scientists at the CDC. Then, our interview continues with two Duke University researchers who have recently developed a simple, low-cost technique for assessing the ability of different face masks to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We talk to Drs. Eric Westman and Martin Fischer about how they compared 14 different masks for their efficacy in reducing respiratory droplets. Their article was published in the September 2, 2020 issue of 'Science Advances': https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/36/eabd3083 Thanks to Ruth Newman for facilitating this interview. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | Trump Interference with the CDC; Interview about Face Masks (continued) | Dec 28 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 28, 2020
Bench Talk | What are the Best and Worse Face Masks to Wear? | Dec 21, 2020
Bench Talk | What are the Best and Worse Face Masks to Wear? | Dec 21, 2020
Duke University researchers have recently developed a simple, low-cost technique for assessing the ability of different face masks to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. We interview Drs. Eric Westman and Martin Fischer about how they compared 14 different masks for their efficacy in reducing respiratory droplets. Find out their results here! Their article was published in the September 2, 2020 issue of 'Science Advances': https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/36/eabd3083 Thanks to Ruth Newman for facilitating this interview. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | What are the Best and Worse Face Masks to Wear? | Dec 21 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 21, 2020
Bench Talk | Dr. Stack on Science & COVID-19; December Night Sky; 'Mythic Skies' poem; Nov 30, 2020
Bench Talk | Dr. Stack on Science & COVID-19; December Night Sky; 'Mythic Skies' poem; Nov 30, 2020
Join us as we celebrate our 100th episode! Hear more from Dr. Steven Stack (Kentucky Department of Public Health) about COVID-19. He also has general advice for scientists. This is a continuation of his plenary talk to the 2020 conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science (listen to our Nov 23 episode for the start of this talk). Then Professor J Scott Miller fills us in on the night sky in December. Don't miss the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter this month! The show finishes with a stellar poem written by Dr. Leslie Moise. It's called 'Mythic Skies'. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ The song 'Mambo Italiano' was recorded in 1954 by Kentucky's own Rosemary Clooney. Bench Talk | Dr. Stack on Science & COVID-19; December Night Sky; 'Mythic Skies' poem; Nov 30 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 30, 2020
Bench Talk | COVID-19: Applied Science in Action (Dr. Stephen Stack) | Nov 23, 2020
Bench Talk | COVID-19: Applied Science in Action (Dr. Stephen Stack) | Nov 23, 2020
Hear the first half of Dr. Steven Stack's keynote address to the 2020 annual conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science. Dr. Stack is the Commissioner of the KY Department of Public Health. The title of his address is 'COVID-19: Applied Science in Action'. The rest of his talk will be broadcast in a later episode. Thanks to Dr. Stack and the Kentucky Academy of Science for letting us rebroadcast this talk. The weblink to this talk is https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1036854563393864&ref=watch_permalink Thanks to Scott Holmes for his song 'Positive and Fun' (freemusicarchive.org). Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/l Bench Talk | COVID-19: Applied Science in Action (Dr. Stephen Stack) | Nov 23 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 23, 2020
BenchTalk | November Sky; Sea Level Rise; Massie vs Sci; Birds & Mental Health; A Poem | Nov 2, 2020
BenchTalk | November Sky; Sea Level Rise; Massie vs Sci; Birds & Mental Health; A Poem | Nov 2, 2020
J Scott Miller describes what's to be seen in the night sky in November, 2020. In another story, Scott discusses the various ramifications of sea level rise due to climate change. Then, hear House of Representative Thomas Massey (KY) grill former Secretary of State John Kerry about climate change, in what has been called 'the dumbest line of questioning in Congressional history'. After that 'Lesley the Bird Nerd' provides evidence that watching birds is good for your mental health. The show ends with a poem by Leslie Moise about birds. It's called 'Interspecies Communication'. Here is 'Lesley the Bird Nerd's' original video: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9TD90EuwtE Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ BenchTalk | November Sky; Sea Level Rise; Massie vs Sci; Birds & Mental Health; A Poem | Nov 2 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 02, 2020
Bench Talk | Trump & Coronavirus Vaccines ...with Al Franken | Oct 19, 2020
Bench Talk | Trump & Coronavirus Vaccines ...with Al Franken | Oct 19, 2020
Hear Al Franken, Laurie Garrett, and Andy Slavitt discuss the approaching rollout of a vaccine for the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus. How is the White House interfering with public health policy-making and science? Then hear updates on the FDA meeting slated for Oct. 22nd. Part of this episode is from the Al Franken Podcast of Sept. 13 2020: https://alfranken.com/listen/laurie-garrett-pulitzer-prize-winner-for-her-writing-on-pandemics-and-andy-slavitt-obamas-head-of-medicare-and-medicaid-on-the-most-likely-premature-introduction-of-a-coronavirus-vaccine Here is the link to the online FDA meeting (10 am, Thurs, Oct. 22): https://www.fda.gov/advisory-committees/advisory-committee-calendar/vaccines-and-related-biological-products-advisory-committee-october-22-2020-meeting-announcement Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/
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October 19, 2020
Bench Talk | Science Policies of Kentucky Candidates; Dealing with Science Denialism | Oct 12, 2020
Bench Talk | Science Policies of Kentucky Candidates; Dealing with Science Denialism | Oct 12, 2020
A coalition of science advocacy groups recently sent out a questionnaire about science policy to all of the candidates running for the US House and Senate, as well as Kentucky Assembly and Senate. The results from this survey have just been released! Hear from the KY Academy of Science, the National Science Policy Network, KY March for Science, KY Paleontological Society, and KY Advocates for Science Policy & Research about this survey. Here are the results: https://www.kyscience.org/kentucky_candidates_survey_202.php Then, Jon Dixon discusses recent publications about science skeptics. How can we approach people who deny science? Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk | Science Policies of Kentucky Candidates; Dealing with Science Denialism | Oct 12 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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October 12, 2020
BenchTalk | October Sky; Science Interference by White House; Emotions of Isolation | Oct 5, 2020
BenchTalk | October Sky; Science Interference by White House; Emotions of Isolation | Oct 5, 2020
What three planets can we see this month? J Scott Miller tells us about the October night sky. Then, hear a summary of how the White House is interfering with COVID science. This was originally broadcast on Slates' 'Political Gabfest' (see link below). Finally, Leslie Moise discusses research on the emotions of isolation (and pandemics) and provides tips on how to deal with it. She finishes with two powerful poems. Here is the link to the original broadcast of 'Political Gabfest': https://slate.com/podcasts/political-gabfest/2020/09/unseemly-rush-to-replace-justice-ginsburg Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ BenchTalk | October Sky; Science Interference by White House; Emotions of Isolation | Oct 5, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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October 05, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on Gender Dysphoria Article of 2018 | Sept 14 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on Gender Dysphoria Article of 2018 | Sept 14 2020
Hear an update on the controversial article about teenage gender dyspohoria that was published in PLOS One in August, 2018. This episode also discusses the ins and outs of retractions of scientific articles. Here is the link to the original research article: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0202330. Parts of this episode were originally broadcast on Dec. 10, 2018. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on Gender Dysphoria Article of 2018 | Sept 14 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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September 14, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | September Night Sky; Bourbon 101; Barry Commoner |August 31 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | September Night Sky; Bourbon 101; Barry Commoner |August 31 2020
Find out where to look to see Jupiter, Saturn and Mars this month, as well as popular constellations and asterisms. J Scott Miller leads you on this trek across the sky. Then, Tim Knittel (owner of 'Distilled Living') provides us with a primer on Bourbon production, just in time for the Kentucky Derby. Finally, in recognition of the 75 years since the start of the 'atomic age' you can hear what Dr. Barry Commoner (the 'Paul Revere of Ecology') had to say about the role of independent scientists, and informed citizens, in protecting our environment. If you want to watch Tim Knittel's lecture on Bourbon, here is his website: distilled-living.com/ Here is the link to the entire Barry Commoner interview: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/interview-with-barry-comm/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | September Night Sky; Bourbon 101; Barry Commoner |August 31 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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August 31, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Is 'Big Tech' Too Big? | August 17, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Is 'Big Tech' Too Big? | August 17, 2020
Are 'big tech' companies like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple guilty of unfair business practices or acting like monopolies? Are we going to see more advances in online tech in the future? Hear a debate between Sarah Miller (American Economic Liberties Project) and former Republican Representative Barbara Comstock who is now a lobbyist for computer technology companies. This debate concerns the July 29, 2020 hearing in the US House of Representatives with the CEOs of these four 'big tech' companies. This debate originally aired on CSPAN on July, 30 2020: https://www.c-span.org/video/?474385-1/communicators-sarah-miller-barbara-comstock Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Is 'Big Tech' Too Big? | August 17, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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August 17, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Neuroscience & the Pandemic (Naomi Charalambakis) | August 10, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Neuroscience & the Pandemic (Naomi Charalambakis) | August 10, 2020
What does the National Academies of Science say about the age groups that are most harmed by online schooling? Then, hear Dr. Naomi Charalambakis of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) speak on the neuroscience behind how visual and auditory information is transmitted in our bodies. What causes 'ZOOM fatigue', for instance? The title of her talk is 'What You See Is What You Get'. It is part of the 'Bench Talk Live' series put on by the Kentucky Academy of Science. Here is the link to the ZOOM recording of this talk if you want to see her slides: www.kyscience.org/bench_talk_live.php Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Neuroscience & the Pandemic (Naomi Charalambakis) | August 10, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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August 10, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | August Sky; Microbiomes; Gray Hair; Dino vs. Squid | August 3, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | August Sky; Microbiomes; Gray Hair; Dino vs. Squid | August 3, 2020
We are celebrating our 2nd birthday this week! Find out what planets, constellations, and meteor showers you can see in the night sky in August. Then hear about the Global Microbiome Vault project, the cellular link between stress and graying hair, and an extinct Pterosaur ('flying reptile') that lost a tooth inside the fossilized body of ancient Squid. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | August Sky; Microbiomes; Gray Hair; Dino vs. Squid | August 3, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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August 03, 2020
Bench Talk : The Week in Science | Mars Rover; Dead Sea Scrolls; A Walk in the Park | July 27, 2020
Bench Talk : The Week in Science | Mars Rover; Dead Sea Scrolls; A Walk in the Park | July 27, 2020
Prepare yourself for the upcoming launch of 'Perseverance', the new Mars Rover. Then, hear what DNA analysis reveals about the Dead Sea Scrolls. The show ends with an essay about finding a balance between the science and the joyful appreciation of nature. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Public domain music is 'Blue Danube' by Johann Strauss II (1866). Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Mars Rover; Dead Sea Scrolls; A Walk in the Park | July 27, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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July 27, 2020
Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eulogies; COVID & Climate; Inquiry Learning; Bees | July 13, 2020
Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eulogies; COVID & Climate; Inquiry Learning; Bees | July 13, 2020
This episode is in honor of Barbara Conkin and A. Bennett Jenson, two scientists who passed away late last year. Hear about their lives and accomplishments. Then J. Scott Miller talks about the environmental impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and Jon Dixon discusses inquiry-based learning. Finally, Leslie Moise reports on what we can do to enhance bee populations. She finishes with a poem written specifically for this show. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ The music heard in this episode is 'Lovely Piano Song' by Rafael Krux available at the public domain website freepd.com. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eulogies; COVID & Climate; Inquiry Learning; Bees | July 13, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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July 13, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Sky; Green Homes (Dr. Zeel Maheshwari) | July 6, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Sky; Green Homes (Dr. Zeel Maheshwari) | July 6, 2020
Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the night sky this month. Professor J Scott Miller will tell you about them, and one of our galaxy's black holes. Then, hear the first episode of 'Bench Talk Live' a new online series sponsored by the Kentucky Academy of Science. This week listen to Dr. Zeel Maheshwari (an electrical engineer at Northern Kentucky University) speak about building environmentally-sustainable 'Green Homes'. To see the slides from this 'Bench Talk Live' program and/or sign up for the next lecture session on 'Perception & Communication for the Pandemic' (7 p.m., Monday, July 13) go to www.kyscience.org/bench_talk_live.php Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Sky; Green Homes (Dr. Zeel Maheshwari) | July 6, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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July 13, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Sky; Green Homes (Dr. Zeel Maheshwari) | July 6, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Sky; Green Homes (Dr. Zeel Maheshwari) | July 6, 2020
Saturn and Jupiter are visible in the night sky this month. Professor J Scott Miller will tell you about them, and one of our galaxy's black holes. Then, hear the first episode of 'Bench Talk Live' a new online series sponsored by the Kentucky Academy of Science. This week listen to Dr. Zeel Maheshwari (an electrical engineer at Northern Kentucky University) speak about building environmentally-sustainable 'Green Homes'. To see the slides from this 'Bench Talk Live' program and/or sign up for the next lecture session on 'Perception & Communication for the Pandemic' (7 p.m., Monday, July 13) go to https://www.kyscience.org/bench_talk_live.php Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Sky; Green Homes (Dr. Zeel Maheshwari) | July 6 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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July 06, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Gene-Based Vaccines for the COVID-19 Coronavirus | June 22, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Gene-Based Vaccines for the COVID-19 Coronavirus | June 22, 2020
Traditional vaccines take many years to develop. Why is there so much optimism that a vaccine for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus could be available as early as next spring? It's 'gene-based vaccines'! Learn about them on this show. We'll continue this story next week. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. The music heard on this episode is 'Meditating Beat' by Kevin MacLeod available at the public domain website freepd.com. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Gene-Based Vaccines for the COVID-19 Coronavirus | June 22 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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June 22, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Citizen Science; Einstein; Cancer Ed; Climate Model | June 15, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Citizen Science; Einstein; Cancer Ed; Climate Model | June 15, 2020
Do you want to know how YOU can contribute to science yourself? Jon Dixon, science educator, tell us about Citizen Science. Then, J Scott Miller updates us on the latest observations that confirm Einstein's Theory of Relativity. Later in the show he discusses how climate models contradict speculations about future earth cooling due to sun activity and cloud cover. Also hear from Zachary Hall, another intern in the University of Kentucky ACTION program, talk about how cancer has impacted his family and his career choices. To learn more about ACTION visit https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action. Information about their book, 'The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION' is at https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action/book. Public domain music is 'Marimba on the Hunt' by Daniel Birch available at freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Citizen Science; Einstein; Cancer Ed; Climate Model | June 15, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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June 15, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Racism and Police Shootings | June 8, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Racism and Police Shootings | June 8, 2020
Did you know that unarmed Black citizens in the U.S. are fatally shot by police at a rate that is 4.5 times higher than for Whites? Find out which states have the highest & lowest rates of police shootings of unarmed Black individuals and which states have the highest & lowest rates of structural racism. Are these two things correlated? The show ends with 10 recommendations for reducing police violence in the future. Here are some useful websites pertaining to this topic: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0027968417303206 and https://mappingpoliceviolence.org/ and www.joincampaignzero.org/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Racism and Police Shootings | June 8, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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June 08, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1, 2020
Hear about SpaceX, the first commercial flight to carry astronauts into space. And then, what can we see in the night sky from our backyards this month? Finally, hear Carrigan Wasilchenko of the University of Kentucky's 'Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) Program' talk about cancer-related professions. Our thanks to the ACTION program for giving us permission to broadcast this essay. You can learn more about ACTION at: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action Information about their book, 'The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION' is at: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action/book Thanks to NASA for the clip of the SpaceX launch. It is available at: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/spacex-dragon-launches-arrivals-and-departures/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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June 01, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | White House & Science Part-2; Ocean Salinity Levels | May 11, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | White House & Science Part-2; Ocean Salinity Levels | May 11, 2020
Hear the end of the story about the NIH grant that was abruptly terminated by the Trump administration. Dave Lott, a local activist, gives his take on Wuhan conspiracy theories. And J Scott Miller discusses the impact of global climate change on ocean salinity. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | White House & Science Part-2; Ocean Salinity Levels | May 11, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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May 11, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Nightsky in May; The White House & Science | May 4, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Nightsky in May; The White House & Science | May 4, 2020
Hear from Professor J. Scott Miller about what we can see in the night sky this month. Then Professor David Robinson discusses the NIH grant on the novel coronavirus that appears to have been abruptly terminated by the Trump administration. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Here is the public-domain CSPAN recording of the White House event featured on this episode: https://www.c-span.org/video/?471279-1/president-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefing Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Nightsky in May; The White House & Science | May 4, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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May 04, 2020
Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Black Holes; Science Literacy | April 13, 2020
Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Black Holes; Science Literacy | April 13, 2020
How does community radio help us fight feelings of loneliness and isolation? What's up with the big eruption that was recently observed in a black hole? And how does the U.S. rate for science literary? Do Americans think they are better at science than they really are? Hear it all on this episode. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Thanks to Laura Tanner for her report on the black hole explosion. Public-domain music is by Dee Yan Key: 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini' available at freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Black Holes; Science Literacy | April 13, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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April 13, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Shopping & Coronavirus - April Sky - Graphs | April 6, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Shopping & Coronavirus - April Sky - Graphs | April 6, 2020
Wendy Sharp (Registered Nurse) gives helpful hints on how to shop safely in these days of coronavirus. J Scott Miller tells us when, where and how to view planets and meteor showers in April. Finally, we rebroadcast a portion of the November 27, 2019 episode of the Groks Science Radio Show featuring Professor Alberto Cairo (University of Miami). He wrote a book called 'How Charts Lie' and provides some helpful hints on how to better interpret graphs and charts. The full, public-domain interview is available at grokscience.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/charts/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Shopping & Coronavirus - April Sky - Graphs | April 6, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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April 06, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine Pt-2; Coronavirus (Dr. Julie Fischer) | March 16, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine Pt-2; Coronavirus (Dr. Julie Fischer) | March 16, 2020
Dr. Andrea Z. Beaton of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital finishes her talk about the use of telemedicine to diagnose rheumatic heart disease in children living in underserved regions of Uganda. Her talk was given at Bellarmine University in Louisville on Feb. 11, 2020. The first part of this talk was broadcast on our March 9th episode. Then, we hear from microbiologist Dr. Julie Fischer of Georgetown University's Center for Global Health Science & Security interviewed on CSPAN-TV on March 13, 2020 about the new coronavirus pandemic. This public domain recording is available at https://www.c-span.org/video/?470260-3/washington-journal-julie-fischer-discusses-us-coronavirus-response Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine Pt-2; Coronavirus (Dr. Julie Fischer) | March 16, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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March 16, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine in Uganda (Andrea Beaton MD) | March 9, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine in Uganda (Andrea Beaton MD) | March 9, 2020
an you diagnose heart disease from 7000 miles away? Dr. Andrea Z. Beaton, physician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center speaks about the use of telemedicine to diagnose rheumatic heart disease in children living in underserved regions of Uganda. This is a recording of her talk entitled 'Telemedicine and Task-Shifting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Applications in Rheumatic Heart Disease' given at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY on Feb. 11, 2020. The rest of this talk will be broadcast on our March 16th episode. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine in Uganda (Andrea Beaton MD) | March 9, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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March 09, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March's Night Sky; Locust Swarms; Corona Virus | March 2, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March's Night Sky; Locust Swarms; Corona Virus | March 2, 2020
What planets, stars and constellations are visible this month? J Scott Miller describes it all. Then, guest reporter Laura Tanner, warns us about the dire threat that locusts have on food supplies in East Africa this year. And hear an edited interview with noted epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo about the new Coronavirus infection (Covid-19). She is at the John Hopkins School of Public Health and director of Outbreak Observatory. This public-domain interview was originally broadcast on CSPAN TV on Feb. 26 2020 at https://www.c-span.org/video/?469638-3/washington-journal-jennifer-nuzzo-discusses-us-global-response-coronavirus-outbreak. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March's Night Sky; Locust Swarms; Corona Virus | March 2, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
March 02, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | What is to be done about Nukes & Climate Change? | Feb 17, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | What is to be done about Nukes & Climate Change? | Feb 17, 2020
This is a continuation of the Jan 23, 2020 press conference of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about The Doomsday Clock. Hear Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland), Ban Ki-Moon (former Secretary-General of the United Nations), and Jerry Brown (former governor of California) discuss the problems of nuclear proliferation, climate change and cyber warfare, and what can be done about it. Listen to our Feb 10, 2020 episode to hear experts elucidate the issues. Here is the original link to this public-domain press conference: thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/ At the end of this episode astronomer/physicist Professor J Scott Miller (of Maysville Community and Technical and College) discusses the political ramifications of climate change. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | What is to be done about Nukes & Climate Change? | Feb 17, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 17, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Doomsday Clock - Bulletin of Atomic Scientists | Feb 10, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Doomsday Clock - Bulletin of Atomic Scientists | Feb 10, 2020
The 'Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' has been warning us of the human-made dangers facing our world since they first announced the Doomsday Clock in 1947. Well, they just reset the Clock again! Do you know what time it is? Find out here! Here is the link to the Bulletin's public-domain press conference: thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Doomsday Clock - Bulletin of Atomic Scientists | Feb 10, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 10, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | February Night Sky & the Coronavirus from Wuhan China | Feb 3, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | February Night Sky & the Coronavirus from Wuhan China | Feb 3, 2020
What are the five planets we'll see in the night sky this month(February 2020)? And how do we see the planetary alignment that takes place? Plus, what have scientists done to slow the spread of the new Coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China this winter? You will be surprised! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville, KY FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Music ('Blue Danube' by Richard Strauss) provided on public domain by the Philadelphia Orchestra - 1939 - Stowkovski conducting. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | February Night Sky & the Coronavirus from Wuhan China | Feb 3, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 03, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | CRISPR, Blackholes: Spiral Galaxies, Mass Killings | Jan 20, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | CRISPR, Blackholes: Spiral Galaxies, Mass Killings | Jan 20, 2020
How is CRISPR, and other genetic manipulations, used to treat disease? How did astronomers make the first photo of a black hole? Here are the final top two science stories of 2019! Dr. Leslie Moise reads the poem she wrote about the top 50 science stories of the year, and Professor J Scott Miller tells us how 'super spiral galaxies' help physicists study general relativity. Finally, mass killings...2019 was the worse year since the 1970s. What do experts recommend for reducing future mass killings? Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | CRISPR; Blackholes: Spiral Galaxies; Mass Killings | Jan 20, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
January 20, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Top Science News of 2019, Part-3 | Jan 13, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Top Science News of 2019, Part-3 | Jan 13, 2020
Human genes put into the brains of monkeys? Mass extinctions? Our ancestors mated with Denisovans? Vaping dangers of Cannabidiol? Hear these stories and others, in our continuation of the top science news stories of 2019. Listen to our last two episodes to hear the earlier part of this series. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Top Science News of 2019, Part-3 | Jan 13, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:00
January 14, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | January Sky & The Top Science News of 2019, Part-2 | Jan 6, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | January Sky & The Top Science News of 2019, Part-2 | Jan 6, 2019
Do you know where to find Venus in the night sky this month? Well, astronomer J. Scott Miller can tell you. Then you can hear a continuation of the top science news stories of 2019 according to Discover magazine. Listen to last week's episode to hear the first part. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | January Sky & The Top Science News of 2019, Part-2 | Jan 6, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
January 07, 2020
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Top Science News of 2019, Part-1 | Dec 30, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Top Science News of 2019, Part-1 | Dec 30, 2019
Hear the top 50 science news stories of 2019 according to Discover magazine. This is a lot of stories, so this episode only covers the first half! Here is the link to Discover magazine: www.discovermagazine.com/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Top Science News of 2019, Part-1 | Dec 30, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
December 31, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Mercury Transit, Space Duet, The Impostor Syndrome | Dec 23, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Mercury Transit, Space Duet, The Impostor Syndrome | Dec 23, 2019
J. Scott Miller describes the Mercury Transit across the Sun that occurred on Nov. 11, 2019. The first space:earth musical duet is featured, and Bryony Timotei Ravate discusses The Imposter Syndrome. Ms. Ravate is an animal behaviorist from Queen's University in Belfast, North Ireland and has her own blog ('Brynstein Science: A Blog for Curious Minds') at brynstein.wordpress.com/. She is on Facebook and Instagram (BrynsteinScience)and can be emailed at bryonytimotei@gmail.com. Here are two links to videos of the Mercury Transit: www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yNzSwlnQ2Q and https://www.skyandtelescope.com/astronomy-news/transit-mercury-pictures/ The space duet can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4JkLutikF0 Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to other articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Mercury Transit; Space Duet; The Imposter Syndrome | Dec 23, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:00
December 24, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Marijuana Blunts, NASA, Thesis Thursday from KXCI | Dec 16, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Marijuana Blunts, NASA, Thesis Thursday from KXCI | Dec 16, 2019
Dr. Latrice Montgomery, a faculty member in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine finishes her talk on ‘The Interdisciplinary World of Addiction Science’. She was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science conference held at Berea College in November. The first part of her lecture was on our last two shows (December 2 & 9, 2019). Also, hear updates about space flight at NASA from Dec 6, 2019: www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBRRU2-etAQ And hear another episode of 'Thesis Thursday' from KXCI (91.3 FM in Tucson, Arizona). This time they interviewed Ms. Itzel Marquez Hernandez a PhD student in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona. Here is the original KXCI broadcast from Sept. 25 2018: https://kxci.org/podcast/thesis-thursday-itzel-marquez-hernandez/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Marijuana Blunts; NASA; Thesis Thursday from KXCI | Dec 16, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
December 17, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Marijuana & Tobacco (Dr. Latrice Montgomery) | Dec 9, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Marijuana & Tobacco (Dr. Latrice Montgomery) | Dec 9, 2019
Dr. Latrice Montgomery, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine continues her lecture on ‘The Interdisciplinary World of Addiction Science: Featuring Marijuana and Tobacco’. She was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science conference held at Berea College in November. The first part of her lecture was on last week's show, and it will finish next week. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Public-domain music (freemusicarchive.org) is Scott Holmes' 'Positive and Fun'. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Marijuana & Tobacco (Dr. Latrice Montgomery) | Dec 9 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:58
December 09, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week In Science | December Sky & Challenges of Marijuana Research | Dec 2, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week In Science | December Sky & Challenges of Marijuana Research | Dec 2, 2019
First, Professor J. Scott Miller tells us about the night sky in December. This is followed by a lecture given by a leading researcher on marijuana use. Dr. Latrice Montgomery, Assistant Professor and Clinical Psychologist in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine lectures on ‘The Interdisciplinary World of Addiction Science: Featuring Marijuana and Tobacco’. She was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Kentucky Academy of Science conference held at Berea College in November. We will broadcast the second part of her lecture on next week's show. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Public-domain music (freemusicarchive.org) is Scott Holmes' 'Positive and Fun' Bench Talk: The Week In Science | December Sky & Challenges of Marijuana Research | Dec 2 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
December 02, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Brownfields in Louisville (Dr. Allison Smith cont.) | Nov 18, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Brownfields in Louisville (Dr. Allison Smith cont.) | Nov 18, 2019
Dr. Allison S. Smith continues her talk about 'Louisville Metro's Action on Sustainability'. She is the Brownfields Program Manager and Community Engagement Strategist for Louisville Metro’s Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability. Dr. Smith spoke at Bellarmine University on October 17, 2019 as part of their 'Sustainability Series'. To hear the first part of her talk listen to our Nov 11, 2019 episode. Thanks to Beth Bell and Dr. Martha Carlson Mazur of the Bellarmine Department of Environmental Studies for making this broadcast possible. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for relevant links: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Brownfields in Louisville (Dr. Allison Smith cont.) | Nov 18, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 18, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Louisville's Response to Climate Change | Nov 11, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Louisville's Response to Climate Change | Nov 11, 2019
Hear Dr. Allison S. Smith talk about 'Louisville Metro's Action on Sustainability'. She is the Brownfields Program Manager and Community Engagement Strategist for Louisville Metro’s Office of Advanced Planning & Sustainability. Dr. Smith spoke at Bellarmine University on October 17 2019 as part of their 'Sustainability Series'. Thanks to Beth Bell and Dr. Martha Carlson Mazur of the Bellarmine Department of Environmental Studies for making this broadcast possible. Public-domain music is by Dee Yan Key: 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini'. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for relevant links: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Louisville's Response to Climate Change | Nov 11, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 11, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | November Sky; Sowers Farm Panel (continued) | Nov 4 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | November Sky; Sowers Farm Panel (continued) | Nov 4 2019
First, Professor J. Scott Miller of Maysville Community College tells us about the three planets and the meteor showers to be seen in the night sky this month. Then we will finish a panel discussion from the Oct. 5, 2019 'Food First' conference put on by the Louisville 'Sowers of Justice'. This panel discussion is a blend of agricultural economics, sociology, history, policy, the environment, and social justice, and although it's a bit controversial we wanted you to hear it! This portion of the discussion was moderated by Hank Graddy of the Kentucky Sierra Club and features Wendell Berry (noted author and farm advocate), farmer Hoppy Henton, and Mary Berry (Executive Director of The Berry Center). Check out last week's episode (Oct 28 2019) to hear the first half of this panel discussion. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm (ET), Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | November Sky; Sowers Farm Panel (continued) | Nov 4 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 05, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sowers of Justice conference - Farm Panel | Oct 28, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sowers of Justice conference - Farm Panel | Oct 28, 2019
The 'Sowers of Justice' group held a 'Food First' conference in Louisville on October 5, 2019. There was a panel discussion of Kentucky farmers at this conference and we recorded it for you to hear! Its a nice blend of agriculture, economics, sociology, history, policy, the environment, and social justice! The panel was moderated by Hank Graddy of the Kentucky Sierra Club and included Hoppy Henton (KY Tobacco Research Board), Nelson Escobar (La Minga Farm, growing Latin American foods), Maddie Barret Keith (Foxhollow Farm), Mary Berry (The Berry Center), and Wendell Berry (noted author and farm advocate). The first half of the discussion includes Hoppy, Nelson, Maddie, and Mary. The second half of the panel discussion (featuring Wendell and others) will be on our Nov. 1, 2019 episode. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio
28:45
October 28, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dr. Schick interview (continued); October Night Sky | Oct 7, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dr. Schick interview (continued); October Night Sky | Oct 7, 2019
Hear the conclusion of our interview with noted archaeologist, Dr. Robert Schick of University of Mainz, Germany. Then, J. Scott Miller of Maysville Community College tells us about the night sky. What stars and planets are bewitching us this month? Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ The Egyptian music heard on this episode is 'Baeed Annak' by Zikrayat available at freemusicarchive. org, a public-domain service. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dr. Schick interview (continued); October Night Sky | Oct 7, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:57
October 08, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Interview - Dr. Robert Schick (Archaeologist) | Sept 30, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Interview - Dr. Robert Schick (Archaeologist) | Sept 30, 2019
Hear our interview with Dr. Robert Schick, archaeologist and historian at the University of Mainz in Germany. Dr. Schick has decades of experience studying the historic cultures of the Near East. He has written more than 80 research articles, book chapters, translations, and proceedings about the people living in early Christian, Islamic and Jewish locales in Jordan, Jerusalem, Saudi Arabia and India. The second half of this interview will be heard in the next episode of Bench Talk! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Interview - Dr. Robert Schick (Archaeologist) | Sept 30, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:02
October 01, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Hubble; General Relativity; Women's Health & Diet | Sept 23, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Hubble; General Relativity; Women's Health & Diet | Sept 23, 2019
Hear the end of last week's NASA documentary about the Hubble Space Telescope (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/nasas-documentary-film-hubble25). Then, Professor Scott Miller discusses how recent measurements of cosmological phenomena are influencing our models about General Relativity and gravity. Finally, Professor Robinson discusses possible links between women's health and the consumption of artificially-sweetened drinks or processed meat. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio The music heard on this show is 'Marimba on the Hunt' by Daniel Birch at freemusicarchive.com. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Hubble; General Relativity; Women's Health & Diet | Sept 23, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
September 24, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | NASA's Hubble Space Telescope | Sept 16, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | NASA's Hubble Space Telescope | Sept 16, 2019
Listen to this NASA documentary about the Hubble Space Telescope. If you want to watch the public-domain film go to: www.nasa.gov/feature/nasas-docu…tary-film-hubble25. The end of this documentary will be played on this show next week! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ The music heard on this show is 'Marimba On The Hunt' by Daniel Birch (freemusicarchive.com). Soundtrack Bench Talk: The Week in Science | NASA's Hubble Space Telescope | Sept 16, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:60
September 17, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Bernheim Pipeline; Edwin Hubble & Hubble Constant | Sept 9, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Bernheim Pipeline; Edwin Hubble & Hubble Constant | Sept 9, 2019
Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest is under threat of eminent domain. Hear about the gas pipeline and interstate highway connector that is proposed to pass through Bernheim Forest land. Did you know that the astronomer who discovered the existence of other galaxies used to live in Louisville, Kentucky? Its fitting that the Hubble Telescope was named after Edwin P. Hubble. Professor Scott Miller builds on this story with an update on the Hubble Constant and what that tells us about the expanding universe! The public-domain music heard on this episode is 'Marimba on the Hunt' by Daniel Birch. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Bernheim Pipeline; Edwin Hubble & Hubble Constant | Sept 9, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
September 10, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | September Sky; Koala Genome; Thesis Thursday (KXCI) | Sept 2, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | September Sky; Koala Genome; Thesis Thursday (KXCI) | Sept 2, 2019
Professor Scott Miller tells us what celestial objects we can see in the night sky this month. Dr. Dave discusses the Koala Genome Project in Australia. Finally, hear an interview with Ms. Tania Rodriguez who is pursuing a PhD in Environmental Engineering at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is interviewed by Dr. Monica Ramirez-Andreotta, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science at UA. This interview was originally broadcast on Oct 17, 2018 on the radio show 'Thesis Thursday' on the community radio station KXCI, 91.3 FM in Tucson, AZ. kxci.org/podcast/thesis-thursday-tania-rodriguez/ Thanks to Bridgitte Thum of KXCI for permission to rebroadcast this interview. kxci.org/ The music heard at the end of this episode is 'The Lonely Smurfer' by Johnny Hawaii, available on the public domain resource freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | September Sky; Koala Genome; Thesis Thursday (KXCI) | Sept 2, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:02
September 03, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Interview - Dr. Robert Korn (Botanist) | August 19, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Interview - Dr. Robert Korn (Botanist) | August 19, 2019
Dr. Robert W. Korn is Professor Emeritus of Biology at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Kentucky. He has published more than 50 research papers, mostly in the area of developmental biology. He was one of the first to apply computer modeling to the study of cellular and plant development. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to some of Dr. Korn's articles: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Music is from 'The Four Seasons' by Antonio Vivaldi (1723). The 1st concerto 'Spring' (1st movement) was performed by John Harrison and the Wichita State University Chamber Players in 2011. This public domain recording was provided by freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Interview - Dr. Robert Korn (Botanist) | August 19, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:38
August 20, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | August Sky; City on Science; Shellfish Culture | August 5, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | August Sky; City on Science; Shellfish Culture | August 5, 2019
We're celebrating our 1st birthday this week! We've been on the air for an entire year! On this week's episode, you can learn about the planets, stars, constellations and meteor showers that are visible in the night sky in August. Then hear about the unique 'City on Science' events being held in Louisville this year. This a free, city-wide journal club for anyone interested in the environmental health of our local community. Finally, Dr. Camilla Bertolini (a marine biologist at the University of Venice, Italy) discusses the promise of shellfish (bivalve) culture in the future. By the way, Dr. Bertolini's blog is 'The Holistic Fish' at: holisticfish.weebly.com/. She can be contacted at: holisticfishblog@gmail.com Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode:https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | August Sky; City on Science; Shellfish Culture | August 5, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:57
August 06, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | MWASPB Part 2; STEAM; Fireflies; Climate Change | July 22, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | MWASPB Part 2; STEAM; Fireflies; Climate Change | July 22, 2019
What did Dr. Elizabeth Haswell say about science podcasting at the 2019 MWASPB conference? What are the advantages of adding 'A' (Art) to STEM education (making it STEAM)? Are there other reasons for fireflies to glow intermittently? And hear commentary from Professor Scott Miller about the science (and politics) of global climate change. Here is the link to 'The Taproot' podcast: plantae.org/podcasts/the-taproot/ Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | MWASPB part-2; STEAM; Fireflies; Climate Change | July 22, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:48
July 23, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Today in Plant Biology (MWASPB Conference) | July 15, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Today in Plant Biology (MWASPB Conference) | July 15, 2019
The 2019 annual meeting of the Midwestern section of the American Society of Plant Biologists was held at West Virginia University in March. Hear the amazing things that plant researchers are doing in the lab and in the field. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Today in Plant Biology (MWASPB Conference) | July 15, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:59
July 16, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Night Sky; Bear-Human Diets & Poem | July 1, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Night Sky; Bear-Human Diets & Poem | July 1, 2019
What stars, planets and constellations are visible in the night sky this month? Professor Scott Miller fills us in...... Dr. Dave Robinson discusses a recent paper about what happens to black bears when they eat human food. What does that say about the food WE eat? The show ends with a fitting poem written by Dr. Leslie Moise. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Music ('Blue Danube' by Richard Strauss) provided on public domain by the Philadelphia Orchestra - 1939 - Stowkovski conducting. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | July Night Sky; Bear-Human Diets & Poem | July 1, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:57
July 02, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Truth Still Matters - Dr. Marcia McNutt (NAS) | June 24, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Truth Still Matters - Dr. Marcia McNutt (NAS) | June 24, 2019
Hear Dr. Marcia McNutt (President of the National Academy of Sciences) give the commencement address at Boston University (May 2019). She discusses the scientific method and the importance of scientific thinking in our current political environment. Preceding this is a short discussion of an important statistical technique (correlation analysis). What is the 'hairy-bald rule' in Russia, anyway? Thanks to Dr. McNutt and Boston University for permission to rebroadcast her talk. More information is at http://www.bu.edu/articles/2019/bu-commencement-marcia-mcnutt Edward Elgar's 'Pomp and Circumstance' (public-domain) was provided by Free Music Warehouse. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Truth Still Matters - Dr. Marcia McNutt (NAS) | June 24, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:02
June 25, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on Monsanto's herbicide Roundup | June 17, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on Monsanto's herbicide Roundup | June 17, 2019
What's the science behind the most recent jury decision against Monsanto's (Bayer) weed killer, Roundup? Why has the EPA increased the amount of Roundup allowed in our food? Does Roundup increase the risk of getting cancer (Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma)? Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on Monsanto's herbicide Roundup | June 17, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
27:18
June 18, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | June Sky; Climate-Change Inequality; Uberminds | June 10, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | June Sky; Climate-Change Inequality; Uberminds | June 10, 2019
What stars, constellations, galaxies, and planets are visible in the night sky this month? How will northern nations benefit from climate change, while others won't? What's the 'ubermind' and how do your friends influence it? Music is by Dee Yan Key: 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini' from freemusicarchive.com. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | June Sky; Climate-Change Inequality; Uberminds | June 10, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:30
June 11, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Holocaust and How Neighborhoods Effect Incomes | June 3, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Holocaust and How Neighborhoods Effect Incomes | June 3, 2019
Commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day by hearing about the latest research on The Holocaust. Also, what are the characteristics of poor neighborhoods that most effect the income mobility of it's children? Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Holocaust and How Neighborhoods Effect Incomes | June 3, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:08
June 04, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Intersex in the News | May 27, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Intersex in the News | May 27, 2019
Intersex has been in the news lately. 'Intersex' describes a variety of conditions in which a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn’t seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. Hear about a hero of the American Revolution who was probably intersex, and an Olympic runner who has just been banned from competing in certain events. Also, the illegal capture of whales in Russia, and changes in the status of recycling in Lexington, KY. They aren't recycling paper anymore! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ Music is by Dee Yan Key: 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini' from freemusicarchive.com Jazz Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Intersex in the News | May 27, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
May 28, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Hear the Marsquake; Deer Disease; Spying Whales | May 20, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Hear the Marsquake; Deer Disease; Spying Whales | May 20, 2019
Do you know what a quake on Mars sounds like? Mars wind? Listen here. Louisville poet Dr. Leslie Moise reads a poem she specifically wrote for this magical event. Also, what do geoscientists in Kentucky think about climate change? Dr. Trent Garrison reports on a study that he and an NKU student just conducted. This show includes a story about Chronic Wasting Disease in deer (the deer populations in half of US states are now affected). Also, what's happening with that Beluga Whale found in Norway that had spy cameras attached to it? Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Hear the Marsquake; Deer Disease; Spying Whales | May 20 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. Show less
29:02
May 21, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Pete Seeger, Leonardo da Vinci; Environment Trends | May 13, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Pete Seeger, Leonardo da Vinci; Environment Trends | May 13, 2019
Join us in celebrating 100 years of Pete Seeger and 500 years of Leonardo da Vinci! And how can you be more like da Vinci? Plus, did you know that living in cities is LESS environmentally damaging than living in the countryside? The Pete Seeger song 'Soon As We Cook Sweet Potatoes' is a public domain recording from 1960. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles described in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Pete Seeger, Leonardo da Vinci; Environment Trends | May 13, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
May 14, 2019
BenchTalk: The Week in Science | Update on the Cure Violence Program & Measles | May 6, 2019
BenchTalk: The Week in Science | Update on the Cure Violence Program & Measles | May 6, 2019
Listen to this update on the Cure Violence (No More Red Dots) Program in Louisville. And whats new on the measles front? This episode contains material from our broadcasts from Sept. 10, 2018 and Feb. 18, 2019. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 11:30am, and Wednesday at 7:30am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/ BenchTalk: The Week in Science | Update on the Cure Violence Program & Measles | May 6 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:02
May 07, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Horseracing Concussions & The Night Sky in May | April 29, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Horseracing Concussions & The Night Sky in May | April 29, 2019
Professor Scott Miller describes what we will see in the night sky in May. Dr. Dave Robinson discusses the horse racing industry and the high rate of concussions among jockeys. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 11:30am, and Wednesday at 7:30am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Horseracing Concussions & The Night Sky in May | April 29 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
April 30, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Baby's DNA; Critical Thinking; Tuskegee Study | April 22, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Baby's DNA; Critical Thinking; Tuskegee Study | April 22, 2019
Should newborn babies have their DNA sequence determined? How can 'scientific thinking' make us better citizens? Finally, hear about the life of Dr. Bill Jenkins, the initial whistle-blower on the Tuskegee Study. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Baby's DNA; Critical Thinking; Tuskegee Study | April 22 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
27:55
April 23, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Activism; Alternative Energy; Marine Habitats | April 15, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Activism; Alternative Energy; Marine Habitats | April 15, 2019
In honor of Earth Day, we are rebroadcasting three stories about the environment. The first by Ashley Best on the repression of environmental activists; the second by Scott Miller on alternative energy; and the last by Dave Robinson about the impact of climate change on marine environments. Go earth! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Activism; Alternative Energy; Marine Habitats | April 15 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:20
April 16, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Science Education; Recycling & the Stars | April 8, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Science Education; Recycling & the Stars | April 8, 2019
Amanda Fuller (Executive Director, Kentucky Academy of Science) interviews Catherine McDermott and Nonah Oleson about the Developing Scientists Program run by the University of Louisville Department of Psychological and Brain Science. Scott Miller explores the link between recycling our trash and recycling the stars. Dave Robinson provides an update on an upcoming moon landing by Israel, and a disturbing story about the ingestion of plastic waste by whales. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 11:30am, and Wednesday at 7:30am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Science Education; Recycling & the Stars | April 8 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:04
April 09, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | April Night Sky & Eco-Lobbying (ACRES Conf. #3) | April 1, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | April Night Sky & Eco-Lobbying (ACRES Conf. #3) | April 1, 2019
What's in the night sky this month(April 2019)? Then hear the advice of a long-time activist/lobbyist on how to influence legislators in Washington (and in your home state). Attorney Judith McGeary spoke at the annual ACRES USA Conference on eco-agriculture held in Louisville in December 2018. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5fm (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | April Night Sky & Eco-Lobbying (ACRES Conf. #3) | April 1 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:59
April 02, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Is Recycling Really Working? | March 25, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Is Recycling Really Working? | March 25, 2019
Where does your recycling go when you set it out to the curb? Does it actually get recycled into new products? Hear Dr. Kate Bulinski give her assessment on the current state of affairs of waste management in the United States. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5fm (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Is Recycling Really Working? | March 25, 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:02
March 26, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on 'The March for Science' | March 18, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on 'The March for Science' | March 18, 2019
Did you participate in one of the big 'March for Science' rallies in the past? Listen to this update on what the 'March for Science' folks are up to these days. Featured on this episode is last year's 10-minute interview with Dr. Cindy Corbett on 'University of Louisville Today with Mark Hebert' which was originally broadcast on July 31, 2018 on the 93.9 'The Ville' radio station. Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP-LP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5fm (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30pm, Tuesday at 11:30am, and Wednesday at 7:30am. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Update on 'The March for Science' | March 18 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
28:59
March 19, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March Astronomy & News on the Fly | March 11, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March Astronomy & News on the Fly | March 11, 2019
Hear about what is in the night sky this month. And then listen to some more 'News on the Fly'.....stories about fossils with cancer, goosebumps & hair growth, DNA fingerprinting of Elephant tusks, the Trump administration enforcement of animal welfare laws, the effect of social media on children, a lost Galapagos Tortoise, Mayan archaeology, blood transfusions from young people, and how the spots on Masai Giraffes are inherited! This show is brought to you by Forward Radio, WFMP, 106.5 FM in Louisville, Kentucky. Go to forwardradio.org for more details! Music ('Blue Danube' by Richard Strauss) provided on public domain by the Philadelphia Orchestra - 1939 - Stowkovski conducting. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March Astronomy & News on the Fly | March 11 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:00
March 12, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Anthropology of Infections (Part-2) & Science News | March 4, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Anthropology of Infections (Part-2) & Science News | March 4, 2019
Hear the rest of Professor Francis Hutchins' lecture on 'Black Death to Evil Eye: The Anthropology of Infectious Disease'. The first part of his lecture is featured on the Feb. 25, 2019 episode. Following his talk are news stories about global temperatures last year, the meteoroid that hit the moon during the lunar eclipse, and the 'Havana Syndrome' disease plaguing former diplomats to Cuba. This show is brought to you by Forward Radio, WFMP, 106.5 FM in Louisville, Kentucky. Go to forwardradio.org for more details! The two songs heard on this show are 'Sembrador Divino' by Chogo El Bandeno and 'Cosmopolitan- Margarita-Bellini' by Dee Yan Kee. Both are available at freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Anthropology of Infections (Part-2) & Science News | March 4 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
29:01
March 05, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Anthropology of Infections - Prof. Hutchins | Feb 25, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Anthropology of Infections - Prof. Hutchins | Feb 25, 2019
Dr. Francis Hutchins, cultural anthropologist at Bellarmine University, delivers his lecture titled 'Black Death to Evil Eye: The Anthropology of Infectious Disease' given to alumni at Bellarmine University on Feb. 16, 2019. The conclusion to his talk will be on the next episode of Bench Talk. Bench Talk: The Week in Science is broadcast weekly on WFMP, 106.5 FM in Louisville, Kentucky. Check out their website at forwardradio.org . The music heard on this show is 'Sembrador Divino' by Chogo El Bandeno available at freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Anthropology of Infections - Prof. Hutchins | Feb 25 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 26, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | North Korean Biowarfare; Measles vs. Vaccines | Feb 18, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | North Korean Biowarfare; Measles vs. Vaccines | Feb 18, 2019
Is North Korea developing biological weapons? Why is Portland, Oregon having such a big outbreak of measles this year? What was the affect of the Great Recession on public health? This radio show is broadcast by Forward Radio (106.5 FM; WFMP) in Louisville, Kentucky; a community radio station run by volunteers! Music is by Dee Yan Key: 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini' from freemusicarchive.com Bench Talk: The Week in Science | North Korean Biowarfare; Measles vs. Vaccines | Feb 18 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 19, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Asteroid Strikes - New Beech Tree Disease | Feb 11, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Asteroid Strikes - New Beech Tree Disease | Feb 11, 2019
First, celebrate the 150th birthday of the Periodic Table with us. Then hear about the likelihood that earth could be hit by an asteroid in the future (and what can we do about it). Learn about giant termite-mounds in Brazil, and a new disease attacking Beech trees in Ohio. The show finishes with Dr. Leslie Moise reading her new poem about this special tree. The poem was especially written for this show! Music by Dee Yan Kee (Cosmopolitan- Margarita-Bellini) from freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Asteroid Strikes - New Beech Tree Disease | Feb. 11 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 12, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | February Sky; Nectar; Fecal Transplants | Feb 4, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | February Sky; Nectar; Fecal Transplants | Feb 4, 2019
Where is Mars in the February sky? What is 'nectar ecology'? And hear the history of fecal transplantation. All on this episode. Music ('Blue Danube' by Richard Strauss) provided on public domain by the Philadelphia Orchestra - 1939 - Stowkovski conducting. Classical Bench Talk: The Week in Science | February Sky - Nectar - Fecal Transplants | Feb 4 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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February 05, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sleep Patterns of Primates; Viruses and Us | Jan 28, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sleep Patterns of Primates; Viruses and Us | Jan 28, 2019
A rebroadcast of some of our favorite stories about human biology: How do the sleep patterns of other primates compare to ours? How much of our DNA is from viruses, and what does that have to do with consciousness? How do the brains of musicians playing jazz compare to those playing classical music? And what is the role of vigorous exercise on human health? It's all here in our 26th episode of Bench Talk. The music you hear is by Jason Shaw, 'Solo Acoustic Guitar' from freemusicarchive.org. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sleep Patterns of Primates; Viruses and Us | Jan 28 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 29, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eco-Farming (ACRES Conf Part-2) | Jan 21, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eco-Farming (ACRES Conf Part-2) | Jan 21, 2019
Our second report on the 2018 ACRES conference on ecological agriculture. Hear several soundclips of the plenary speakers! Thanks to Jason Shaw for his song 'Thingamajig'. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eco-Farming (ACRES Conf Part-2) | Jan 21 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 22, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Epigenetics, Nuclear Energy, etc. | Jan 14 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Epigenetics, Nuclear Energy, etc. | Jan 14 2019
Epigenetics: how does the environment affect you genes? What's the future of nuclear energy? What animals are the most likely killers? And check out the Holiday Asteroid! Thanks to Dee Yan Key for his song 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini'. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Epigenetics, Nuclear Energy, etc. | Jan 14 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 15, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dye Tracing & Coal Spill on Ohio River | Jan 7 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dye Tracing & Coal Spill on Ohio River | Jan 7 2019
Dr. Garrison tells us about the use of tracer dyes in determining the rates of water flow through karst. Dr. Robinson reviews the literature on coal spills. How concerned should we be about the 9000 tons of coal spilled in the Ohio River in Louisville? Thanks to Dee Yan Kee for his song 'Cosmopolitan - Margarita - Bellini'. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dye Tracing & Coal Spill on Ohio River | Jan 7 2019 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 08, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Space Exploration in 2019 | Dec. 31 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Space Exploration in 2019 | Dec. 31 2018
What's in the night sky this month? Scott shows us what to look for in January. And what can we expect in terms of space exploration this coming year? Dave will review upcoming spaceflights...they will be spectacular! Thanks to Johann Strauss II for providing the accompanying music....The Blue Danube! This is a public domain recording by the Philadelphia Orchestra made in 1939. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Space Exploration in 2019 | Dec. 31 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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January 01, 2019
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eco-Farming (ACRES Conf.) Part 1 | Dec 24, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eco-Farming (ACRES Conf.) Part 1 | Dec 24, 2018
Hear this report about the 2018 ACRES Conference on Eco-Agriculture (Part-1). This story includes a review of the scientific literature on organic farming. The song 'Thingamajig' is courtesy of Jason Shaw (freemusicarchive.org). Country Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Eco-Farming (ACRES Conf.) Part 1 | Dec 24, 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 25, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder | Dec 17, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder | Dec 17, 2018
Scott describes the December night-sky, and Dave tells us about a new strategy for identifying Autism Spectrum Disorder in children. It seems to work! Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorder | Dec 17 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 18, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Gender Dysphoria | Dec 10 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Gender Dysphoria | Dec 10 2018
Are children with gender dysphoria being unduly influenced by friends and social media? Check out this controversial journal article. Will it be retracted sometime in the future? Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Gender Dysphoria | Dec 10 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 11, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dog Breed Identification | Dec 3 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dog Breed Identification | Dec 3 2018
How accurate are you at identifying the breeds of dogs? Hear how DNA fingerprinting is helping dog shelters. Scott Miller tells us how neutrinos can be used to study the earth's ancient history, and what that says about the scientific method. The music used on this show(Cosmopolitan-Margarita) was kindly provided by Dee Yan Key at Free Music Archive. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Dog Breed Identification | Dec 3 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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December 04, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Woman Who Discovered Greenhouse Gas | Nov 26 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Woman Who Discovered Greenhouse Gas | Nov 26 2018
Do you know much about the woman who first did research on CO2 as a greenhouse gas? Hear this fascinating history. And what is to be said about Donald Trumps tweets about California wildfires? Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Woman Who Discovered Greenhouse Gas | Nov 26 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 27, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Epigenetics of Alcoholism | Nov. 19 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Epigenetics of Alcoholism | Nov. 19 2018
Did you know that fruit flies can show withdrawal symptoms from alcohol just like people do? Did you know that epigenetics might be controlling some of this process? And finally.....how does a 'Made in China' label on ancient pottery alter how we view Asian maritime history? Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Epigenetics of Alcoholism | Nov. 19 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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November 20, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Kentucky Academy of Science | Nov. 12 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Kentucky Academy of Science | Nov. 12 2018
Here's our summary of the 2018 conference of the Kentucky Academy of Science. Learn about the sinkhole at the Corvette Museum, field cricket songs, deadly stingrays, sleep deprivation in birds, wolf spider cannibalism, running buffalo clover, ragweed genetics, the urban heat island effect, the anti-cancer properties of pawpaw, salamander eDNA, and a fungus that is attacking the dreaded bush honeysuckle plant! Thanks to Scott Holmes for his song 'Positive and Fun' (freemusicarchive.org).
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November 13, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Elizabeth Warren's DNA; Cherry Blossoms Now? | Nov. 5 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Elizabeth Warren's DNA; Cherry Blossoms Now? | Nov. 5 2018
Want to know what's to see in the November sky? Or how to look for meteor showers? Hear more about Senator Elizabeth Warren's recent DNA analysis. And why are the Cherry trees in Japan blooming now, instead of the spring, like they are supposed to? Hear it all on this episode of Bench Talk.
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November 06, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Sleep Deprivation; Robots | Oct 22 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Sleep Deprivation; Robots | Oct 22 2018
Our special Pledge Drive episode! Ashley addresses the question: Can we really 'catch up' on sleep deprivation over the weekend? Dave talks about what researchers have discovered about community radio. Plus, a segment on how robots are portrayed in Hollywood movies.
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October 23, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Science of Halloween | Oct. 29 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The Science of Halloween | Oct. 29 2018
Special Halloween edition of Bench Talk! Scott talks about the connection between Halloween, earth, and the cosmos. Ashley introduces us to the Dementor Wasp (shades of Harry Potter), and Dave unlocks the mysterious case of the mass deaths of the Saiga Antelope. Finish up with a look at Vampire Burials.
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October 16, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Geothermal Energy; Marine Environments | Oct 15 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Geothermal Energy; Marine Environments | Oct 15 2018
Here an update on the shrinking role of science at the EPA, new ideas in geothermal energy, and the effect of climate change on protected marine environments. The show ends with a short poem about Forward Radio's upcoming Pledge Drive.
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October 16, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Low-Carb Diets; Do Pharmaceutical Ads Work? | Oct. 8 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Low-Carb Diets; Do Pharmaceutical Ads Work? | Oct. 8 2018
Do Low Carb Diets really work? Do Pharmaceutical Ads really work? Listen in to this episode! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/  Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Low-Carb Diets; Do Pharmaceutical Ads Work? | Oct. 8 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. 
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October 09, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The History of Google; New Spider | Oct. 1 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The History of Google; New Spider | Oct. 1 2018
Here are some questions to ask your local political candidates about science, and check out the new species of cave spider discovered in southern Indiana. Also, the first episode of 'How did we ever get that?....this one's about the history of Google. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | The History of Google; New Spider | Oct. 1 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. 
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October 02, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | GMO Labeling; Jupiter Rocks | Sept 24 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | GMO Labeling; Jupiter Rocks | Sept 24 2018
Introducing John Scott Miller with a story about the October night sky. Dave Robinson talks about GMO labeling, and a funky asteroid found orbiting Jupiter. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | GMO Labeling; Jupiter Rocks | Sept 24 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. 
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September 25, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Neuron Mapping; Top Ten New Species | Sept 17 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Neuron Mapping; Top Ten New Species | Sept 17 2018
Dr. Ashley Best talks about mapping the neurons of the brain, and Dr. Dave Robinson describes the top ten new species of 2018! Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am. Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadi…ef=page_internal Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Neuron Mapping; Top Ten New Species | Sept 17 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a Creative Commons License. 
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September 18, 2018
Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Does the 'Cure Violence' Program Work? | Sept 10, 2018
Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Does the 'Cure Violence' Program Work? | Sept 10, 2018
Dr. Trent Garrison discusses coal fires, and Dr. Dave reports on an analysis of the Cure Violence program that might be brought to Louisville. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Does the 'Cure Violence' Program Work? | Sept 10, 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a Creative Commons License. 
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September 11, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Effect of Recession on Health; Time Management | Sept 3, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Effect of Recession on Health; Time Management | Sept 3, 2018
 Hear stories about math education, the effect of the 2018 recession on public health, and a recent paper on time management. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Effect of Recession on Health; Time Management | Sept 3 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. 
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September 04, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Link Between Video Games & Violence? | August 27, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Link Between Video Games & Violence? | August 27, 2018
This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain. This episode discusses a recent report on climate change from NOAA, links between exercise and immunity, a discussion of video games and violence, bird dispersal of insects, and musicians brains are different when playing classical music vs. jazz. Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Link Between Video Games & Violence? | August 27, 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License. 
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August 28, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Trump & Science Policy; eCigarettes & Health | Aug. 20, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Trump & Science Policy; eCigarettes & Health | Aug. 20, 2018
This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain. In this episode you can hear stories about e-cigarettes and health, artificial intelligence, cardiology & conventions, suppression of environmental activists, the importance of science policy committees, and the search for exoplanets. 
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August 21, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sleep Patterns of Primates; Allergies | Aug. 13, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sleep Patterns of Primates; Allergies | Aug. 13, 2018
This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuedays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain. In this episode you can hear stories about allergies, sleep patterns in primates, caffeine and dementia, nanodiamonds in asteroids, and how enzymes can be redesigned! Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Sleep Patterns of Primates; Allergies | Aug. 13, 2018 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.
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August 14, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Football Concussions; Human-Viral DNA; Sweet Potato | Aug. 6, 2018
Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Football Concussions; Human-Viral DNA; Sweet Potato | Aug. 6, 2018
 This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain 
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August 07, 2018