Science/Technology

Old Mole Variety Hour for December 13, 2021

Airs at: Mon, 12/13/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
  Patricia Kullberg hosts this episode of the Old Mole, which includes the following segments: The Time to get it Right: Johanna Brenner interviews Portland Association of Teachers (PAT) President, Elizabeth Thiel, about how their union proposes to solve a staffing crisis... Read more

The Hidden Child

Airs at: Mon, 12/13/2021 at 9:00am - 10:00am
Produced for Old Mole Variety Hour
The horrors of the eugenics movement were not restricted to the Nazis. Larry Bowlden reviews Louise Fein’s excellent historical novel, The Hidden Child, about the rise of  eugenics pseudoscience in Europe and America. In the story Fein lays out the attempt to mistakenly app... Read more

Autonorama

Airs at: Mon, 11/29/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
The auto industry is promising that high tech-driving will deliver us from crashes, congestion and carbon emissions. Today the panacea is autonomous vehicles, but this vision is the latest in a long history of illusory futuramas that the auto industry has invented to get mo... Read more

Ridwell helps Portland Metro residents divert hard-to-recycle waste

Airs at: Tue, 11/02/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for News In Depth, Evening News
  Throwing things out can be really guilt inducing. Especially when you think the item could have another use, but your local trash and recycling program won’t take it. One local business is tackling that feeling with a membership service that helps divert those things fr... Read more

Who inherits your data? 'Legacy contacts' in your email give loved ones control over inactive accounts

Airs at: Wed, 10/27/2021 at 5:30pm - 5:45pm
Produced for Evening News, News In Depth
  "If I die, delete my search history," might be the most common meme about death and internet presence, but what if there is more to it? 'Legacy contacts' are a way for individuals to set up an inactive account manager for their email and social media accounts -- and you ... Read more

Jonesy

You'll meet the most interesting people in the world of literature, radio theater, podcasts, music, and humor here, on every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month from 11am to 11:30am PT. I'm the host of Jonesy, Ken Jones. No relation, by the way. Read more

Peatlands

Airs at: Mon, 10/11/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
When we think of spectacular landscapes we usually envision mountain ranges, lush rainforests or the Oregon Coast. But few people recognize the ecological splendor of swamplands – also known as peatlands. While they are just as globally significant as rain forests for their... Read more

Speaking Truth to Power

Airs at: Mon, 10/04/2021 at 10:00am - 11:00am
Produced for Locus Focus
Science has been under attack in a big way for the past few years. But while most of us are focusing on right wing attacks on mainstream science such as climate chaos and Covid vaccines, there is a longer history of scientists who are persecuted for challenging mainstream p... Read more

Forces of Nature: The Women Who Changed Science

Airs at: Thu, 09/30/2021 at 11:00am - 11:30am
 Suzanne LaGrande speaks with Anna Reser and Leila McNeill, authors of Forces of Nature: The Women: The Women Who Changed Science.   In this interview, Anna and Leila discuss:   The reasons why so few women scientists  have been included in the history of science Some o... Read more

Welcome, Again, to Negativland

Airs at: Tue, 09/14/2021 at 3:00am - 5:30am
Produced for Vinyl Pajama Party