Blue Dot

Series produced by North State Public Radio

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Conversations exploring where science and pop culture collide. Hosted by Dave Schlom with audio production by Matt Fidler.

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot.


171 Pieces

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Blue Dot takes a trip to the Red Dot as Dave talks to British geologist/geophysicist and science fiction writer Simon Morden. In his new book, The ...

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  • Added: Jun 30, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: The Persian Gulf from Orbit
Dave investigates an effort in the Persian Gulf to bring scientists together to protect and further study this politically and ecologically diverse...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave talks to three contributors to the book NASA and The Long Civil Rights Movement. Recently published for the first time as a paperback, the boo...

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  • Added: Jul 14, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Dee O'Hara
As part of our ongoing Apollo@50 series, Dave visits with Dee O'Hara, the "nurse to the astronauts." Hired by NASA in November 1959, Dee was a pivo...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave is joined once again by special co host Kendall Hall, astronomer and physics professor at California State University Chico as we dive into th...

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  • Added: Aug 11, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with grant winners from a NASA program designed to boost and accelerate science and engineering programs with potential space applicati...

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave gets a chance to revisit one of his favorite topics -- the twin Voyager spacecraft that began their explorations of the outer solar system and...

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave checks out the findings from a new NASA instrument flying aboard the International Space Station called ECOSTRESS. The instrument provides dat...

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  • Added: Sep 01, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Caption: Dave look at the fire damage east of the Park Road
Dave is joined by Producer Matt Fidler as Blue Dot returns to Lassen Volcanic National Park one year after the massive Dixie Fire. Along the way th...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Kim Stanley Robinson
Bestselling science fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson joins Dave to talk about his latest book, a work of non fiction. The High Sierra: a Love St...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2022
  • Length: 59:00
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Dave visits with folks from the newly renamed Cal Poly Humboldt about the marine biology programs there. WIth a long tradition of marine sciences t...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2022
  • Length: 59:00