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Science For the Rest of Us

Dec 22, 2018

How is electricity generated?  Coal, Nuclear, Hydro, Wind, Solar -- how do all of these create the power we are so dependent on?  How is power stored and delivered?  We tackle these subjects and work to understand the intricate challenges of increasing our renewable energy portfolio with Dr. Jerry Hudgins of the...

Nov 28, 2018

Dr. K. Michelle Peavy of Evergreen Treatment Services in Seattle, Washington helps us understand opioid, methamphetamine and alcohol addiction.  Plus the science of treatment -- what actually works to break the cycle of addiction?

Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Jenna Gibbs of the University of Iowa’s Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health discusses a sampling of common agricultural chemicals and their impact on human health.

Oct 3, 2018

Dr. Jennifer Kuzma from NC State walks us through the complicated world of regulations that control how genetically engineering plants and animals make into our world and onto our plates.  Really interesting conversation with broad implications for how society regulates complex technologies.

Sep 15, 2018

Many parts of the world struggle with limited water resources and seemingly unlimited demands on them.  We discuss water laws nationwide with Don Blankenau, of Blankenau, Wilmoth and Jarecke (even more boring than a scientist: a lawyer!).  We have a specific focus on Nebraska to understand issues like surface water and...