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Playlist: Shorts

Compiled By: Rose Weiss

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Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Albert Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

794-An Apollo Space Rock to Follow

From Albert Grauer | Part of the Travelers In The Night series | 02:00

794-itakowa-nasa_small Please see the transcript.

Groks Science Radio Show (Series)

Produced by Charles Lee

Most recent piece in this series:

Space Oddities -- Groks Science Show 2024-04-10

From Charles Lee | Part of the Groks Science Radio Show series | 28:30

Grokscience_small Physical experiments sometimes yield unexpected and anomalous results.  What do these oddities tell us about the nature of the universe?  On this episode, Dr. Harry Cliff discussed his book, Space Oddities.

Climate Connections (Series)

Produced by ChavoBart Digital Media

Most recent piece in this series:

Climate Connections April 15 - May 10, 2024

From ChavoBart Digital Media | Part of the Climate Connections series | 30:00


This month on Climate Connections:

Air Date           Title:

Mon., 4/15 - How expectant parents can prepare for extreme weather: If extreme weather strikes during labor or soon after you give birth, you’ll need some backup options.

Tue., 4/16 - Schools in coal country are going solar: A project in Wayne County, West Virginia, will save the district enough money to pay for three teachers’ salaries.

Wed., 4/17 - What is a passive house? These ultra-efficient homes use up to 90% less energy for heating and cooling than conventional homes.

Thu., 4/18 - Exchange program make EV ownership more affordable for low-income Colorado residents: The program offers $6,000 rebates for new electric vehicles to qualifying participants.

Fri., 4/19 - A third of U.S. adults are interested in cutting back on meat, report finds: Health and cost are the driving motivations, but plant-rich meals can also help the climate.

Mon., 4/22 - What are virtual power plants? They could help utilities balance electricity supply and demand as more renewables join the grid.

Tue., 4/23 - 44% of Latinos live in U.S. counties with a high flood risk: Compared to just 35% of non-Latinos.

Wed., 4/24 - What are fuel cell EVs? They have several advantages over battery-powered EVs for trucking.   

Thu., 4/25 - ‘Just do it!’ Wisconsin couple built a net zero home: It’s equipped with electric appliances, tight insulation, and 41 solar panels.     

Fri., 4/26 - Some anglers say Rhode Island’s Block Island wind farm has improved fishing: The bases of the turbines attract fish, survey respondents reported.

Mon., 4/29 - Alaska Native community experiments with growing food above the Arctic Circle: Climate change is making some traditional foods harder to find, so community members are looking to new ways to increase food security.

Tue., 4/30 - Former school gets new life as an energy-efficient shopping center: Loan programs in 30 states are helping owners revitalize old, inefficient buildings.

Wed., 5/1 - Climate change threatens Africa’s rhinos: Extreme heat, poaching, and habitat loss are pushing the animals closer to extinction.

Thu., 5/2 - Mom fights air pollution in North Denver: Denver has some of the highest levels of ground-level ozone in the U.S.

Fri., 5/3 - Startup mimics nature to produce zero-carbon cement: Prometheus Materials is creating a cement made from algae. 

Mon., 5/6 - A chef’s kiss for induction stoves: Induction stoves are one chef’s preferred way to serve up delicious food.

Tue., 5/7 - Prescribed burning can reduce wildfire damage: Low-intensity fires help clear out dead wood and vegetation, reducing the fuel available when a wildfire comes along.

Wed., 5/8 - Why switching to an EV is good for the climate: Over its lifetime, an electric vehicle produces much less climate-warming pollution than a similar gas-powered car.

Thu., 5/9 - Field workers, farm owners, and buyers band together to protect workers from heat: Heat-related illnesses are a growing risk as the climate warms.

Fri., 5/10 - In praise of shade trees: Urban areas with trees can be as much as 15 degrees cooler Fahrenheit than areas with less foliage.