Science Cabaret On Air

Science Cabaret On Air broadcasts on 91.7 WCIB Sunday nights
from 7 - 7:30pm with host Jennifer Nelson.

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Climate change and the New York wine industry: is there pinot noir in our future?
December 14, 2009

Host Holly Menninger talks with Jonathan Comstock of the Cornell Department of Horticulture and winemaker Paul King about what a warmer climate means for the Finger Lakes wine region.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/01-Track-01-6.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/02-Track-02-6.mp3[/podcast]

Creepy crawlies and bad news bugs: invasive species in New York
December 6, 2009

Snakehead fish, emerald ash borer, chronic wasting disease, oh my! Holly Menninger, coordinator of the New York Invasive Species Research Institute describes some of the most worrisome invasive species making their way across New York State now, and what we can do to help slow their spread — and save our fragile ecosystems too.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/01-Track-01-4.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/02-Track-02-4.mp3[/podcast]

Got an out-of-this-world question? Ask an Astromer! But not if it’s about 2012. Because, um, the end is not nigh. Really.
November 29, 2009

Ann Martin, grad student in the Cornell Department of Astronomy and volunteer for the Ask an Astronomer website (http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/), answers our questions about what kinds of wacky and weird questions they get, and why Pluto is no longer a planet.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/01-Track-01-5.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/02-Track-02-5.mp3[/podcast]

Mosquitos makin’ whoopie: the curious mating buzz of Aedes aegypti
November 22, 2009

Lauren Cator, a graduate student in the Department of Entomology at Cornell University, discusses her work on the mating behavior of yellow fever-causing mosquitos — and divulges an interesting new use for good ol’ Elmer’s glue.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/01-Track-01-3.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/02-Track-02-3.mp3[/podcast]

The Only Journalist in the World With a Tapeworm Named After Him
November 15, 2009

Carl Zimmer, renowned science essayist and journalist, discusses his love of parasites, science tattoos, and Moby Dick.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/01-CZ-part-1.mp3[/podcast]

Part2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/02-CZ-part-2.mp3[/podcast]

Fungus Among Us
November 8, 2009

Kathie Hodge, Associate Professor of Mycology in the Department of Plant Pathology & Plant-Microbe Biology at Cornell University, talks to us about her research on parasitic fungi and the rich fungal life of Central New York.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/01-Track-01-1.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/02-Track-02-1.mp3[/podcast]

Evolution and the Manakin
November 1, 2009

Kim Bostwick of the Cornell Museum of Vertebrates takes us on a sonic tour of evolution, ending up with a unique bird that has a very unique way of attracting the ladies.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/02-Track-02-2.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/01-Track-01-2.mp3[/podcast]

Event Horizons: Science in Art
October 25, 2009

An interview with Barbara Mink and Frank Moon.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/01-Event-Horizons-Part1.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/02-Event-Horizons-Part2.mp3[/podcast]

The Making of Friends
October 18, 2009

An interview with Steven Strogatz about his 35-year long pen-pal correspondence with his high school calculus teacher.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/01-The-Making-of-Friends.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/02-The-Making-of-Friends-Part2.mp3[/podcast]

Ergonomics for Artisans
October 11, 2009

How a professional ergonomist is making the traditional art of Guatemalan weaving easier on the backs and bodies of rural women. Karen Piegorsch from Synergo Arts is our guest.

Part 1:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/01-Ergonomics-for-Artisans.mp3[/podcast]

Part 2:
[podcast]http://clayburgcreate.com/scicab-site/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/02-Ergonomics-for-Artisans.mp3[/podcast]

 

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