Feb 22, 2016
Growing up in the high desert of California, Jim Doty was poor, with an alcoholic father and a mother chronically depressed and paralyzed by a stroke. Today he is the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University, of which the Dalai Lama is a founding...
Jan 18, 2016
The race to the next generation of batteries may change everything, making electric cars and the transition to an all-electric, 100% renewable energy economy a reality. We talk to Steve LeVine, author of "The Powerhouse," about the race to build a better battery, and to researcher Mark Jacobson, who has...
Dec 14, 2015
Do you like energy bars or granola bars? How about packaged fresh juice smoothies, or ready-to-eat pizza crusts? If you eat these or any of thousands of other foods you have the military to thank. Hear Anastacia Marx de Salcedo, author of Combat-Ready Kitchen, on the military origins of our food. Then,...
Oct 18, 2015
A story of science detective work, corporate irresponsibility, and persistent activism with author Dan Fagin, whose book Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction. Also, Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, who grew up in the Toms River area.
Oct 1, 2015
John Warner has been called the father of green chemistry, but can he restore my grey hair to its natural color? We hear about John’s journey from a working class family in South Boston to helping to create the field of green chemistry, and we find out if green chemistry can restore my grey hair.