Cool Science Radio http://kpcw.org en Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-july-24-2014 <p>On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek are airing a rebroadcast of a couple of archived interviews, including a conversation with NASA's Dr. Dalia Kirschbaum. She joined the show to talk about the Global Precipitation Measurement Core Observatory satellite; it's part of their mission to improve forecasting of extreme weather events. Author Sam Keane also joined the show to talk about his new book <em>The Tale Of Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History Of The Human Brain As Revealed By True Stories Of Trauma, Madness And Recovery</em>. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:28:41 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & Mike & John Wells 16373 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - July 24, 2014 Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-july-17-2014 <p>Author Rebecca Coffee joined John (Wells) and Beth (Fratkin) to talk about stress and her recent article for Discover Magazine, <em>20 Things You Didn't Know About Stress</em>. National Geographic Host Jason Silva then joined the show to talk about NatGeo's <em>Expedition Granted</em>. Jason is the host of NatGeo's <em>Brain Games</em>.</p><p></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:43:56 +0000 John Wells, Beth Fratkin & Lynn Ware Peek & Mike 16085 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - July 17, 2014 Cool Science Radio - July 10, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-july-10-2014 <p>In the first segment of today's show, hosts John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek spoke with Mary Mazzio, Executive Producer of <em>Underwater Dreams</em>. She wrote and directed this documentary about four teenage boys from the desert who built and undersea robot with parts from Home Depot, etc. Dr. Doug Lemon then joined the show to talk about the challenges of "range anxiety", a big issue for users of electric vehicles. Dr. Lemon is a part of USU's Wireless Power Transfer Team.</p><p></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:52:11 +0000 John Wells & Lynn Ware Peek & Mike 15816 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - July 10, 2014 Cool Science Radio - July 3, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-july-3-2014 <p>Hosts John Wells and Alex Butwinski spoke with a couple of authors on today's show, including Alex Wright, author of <em>Cataloging The World: Paul Otlet and the Birth of the Information Ag</em>e.&nbsp; John and Alex also spoke with Michael Blastland, co-author of<em> The Norm Chronicles: Stories and Numbers about Danger</em>.</p><p></p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 19:09:10 +0000 John Wells & Alex Butwinski 15540 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - July 3, 2014 Cool Science Radio - June 26, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-june-26-2014 <p></p><p>Lynn and John talk to Jared Heyman, CEO of Crowd Med, an on line crowd-sourced medical diagnosis platform that helps solve difficult medical cases. In the second half, Lynn Sherr, author of "Sally Ride: America's First Woman In Space".</p><p></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:53:28 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek 15282 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - June 26, 2014 Cool Science Radio - June 19, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-june-19-2014 <p></p><p>John and Lynn first talk with Graeme Simsion, author of the "Rose Project". He designed the Wife Project to find his perfect partner with a scientifically valid survey. Then, a conversation with Alex Bellos, author of "The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life". This is a journey of mathematical discovery with his wit and enthusiasm.</p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:14:36 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 14936 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - June 19, 2014 Cool Science Radio - June 12, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-june-12-2014 <p></p><p>John and Lynn have a conversation with Sam Kean, author of "The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons: The History of the Human Brain as Revealed by True Stories of Trauma, Madness and Recovery. For the second half, Dr. Terence Hines, of Pace University and author of a paper examining Einstein's brain.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:07:11 +0000 John Wells & Lynn Ware Peek 14650 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - June 12, 2014 Cool Science Radio - June 5, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-june-5-2014 <p></p><p></p><p>This hour opens with Blake J. Harris, author of "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo and the Battle that Defined a Generation". In the second half, students from Park City High CAPS solar team explain their proposal to install a PV solar array panel on the high school. On air to talk about this are Jamie Martin, Nick Miller and Charlie Matthews.</p><p></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 17:16:32 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 14341 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - June 5, 2014 Cool Science Radio - May 29, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-may-29-2014 <p></p><p>This show starts out with Allie Wilkinson, science writer for Discover Magazine, who also has had her work in National Geographic News and Scientific America, among others. She'll talk about the article "Top 4 Summer Science Road Trip Destinations". Next, Frank Grasso, the Director of Biomimetic and Cognitive Robotics Lab at Brooklyn College. Frank does research into the Neural, ecological and behavioral foundations of intelligence. The third guest is Park City local, Chris Robinson, who recently won Division of Wildlife Resources Award for his work done on Sage Grouse habitat.</p> Thu, 29 May 2014 19:56:10 +0000 Lynn Ware Peek & John Wells 14098 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - May 29, 2014 Cool Science Radio - May 22, 2014 http://kpcw.org/post/cool-science-radio-may-22-2014 <p></p><p>John and Lynn first talk to Dr. Eric Thacker, Assistant Professor at Utah State University, who studies range management. He explains how how the grazing capacity of any given allotment is determined and how wildlife and cattle get counted. Then, Joseph Finder, author of "Suspicion". Joseph is a New York Times Best Seller and "master of the modern thriller".</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 19:30:09 +0000 John Wells & Lynn Ware Peek 13831 at http://kpcw.org Cool Science Radio - May 22, 2014