Living Lab on The Point

Series produced by WCAI / WNAN

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Living Lab is intelligent conversation at the intersection of science and culture. Host Dr. Heather Goldstone is keenly interested in the connections between science, art, religion, and culture. Living Lab explores those themes with scientists, authors, artists, educators, and, of course, listeners.

Living Lab runs 48 minutes, intended to fill a one-hour slot with two floating internal breaks, plus station I.D. and news headlines at the top of the hour. The show broadcasts weekly and is posted on Tuesday of each week.


24 Pieces

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Caption: The depletion of Peru's guano islands lay at the heart of the War of the Pacific. , Credit: Wikimedia Commons
It enabled the industrialization of agriculture, led to the discovery of El Nino, helped spawn the modern environmental movement, and lay at the he...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
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In the late 1800s, Louis Agassiz founded the Anderson School of Natural History on Penikese Island, the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard, a...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
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In the 1950s and 60s, oceanographer Dean Bumpus filled hundreds of thousands of bottles with pleas for help and threw them into the ocean. Bumpus d...

  • Added: Mar 05, 2014
  • Length: 49:30
Caption: Helen & Klytaimestra, Credit: Glynnis Fawkes
Did ancient women view virgin sacrifices as belittling or empowering? What did ancient music sound like? An emerging field of archaeology attempts ...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 49:31