During this fall’s membership drive, WPRB News aired an interview with Charles Gibson, longtime ABC anchor and host of World News Tonight with Charles Gibson. Gibson, set to retire at the end of this year, shared some thoughts about the future of broadcast media. He also reminisced about his career and his beginnings in broadcast journalism as News Director at WPRB.
Alfred Miller sits down with Princeton Electrical Engineering professor Paul Prucnal and Princeton PhD student John Suarez. Professor Prucnal is head of the Lightwave Communications Laboratory. John Suarez is also a member of the laboratory. They’ll explain how they could make the Internet a thousand times faster using light.
From now through January, catch WPRB News programming every Sunday from 12:00 to 1:00 EST on WPRB Princeton 103.3FM and streaming live at wprb.com. The hour will feature different WPRB News shows on a rotating schedule. This week, tune in for two half-hour interview programs: Taking On @ 12pm EST and Discourse @ 12:30pm EST.
Taking On is a new show, hosted by Aaron Smargon and Nicholas Tagher, that focuses on politics and economics. Their first guest is physician and former Republican Senate Majority leader Bill Frist.
Discourse, entering its fourth season, covers everything from economics to the arts. This week, Princeton Electrical Engineering Professor Paul Prucnal discusses how innovation in the field of fiber optics is shaping the future of digital communication.
Check back here on Sunday at 12pm to listen to both shows.
From Discourse, Sunday April 19 at 12:00 pm EST, produced by Nikki Leon.
A conversation with filmmaker Damien Chazelle, whose debut picture, Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench, is being feaured in the “Discovery” category at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Guy and Madeline is a musical, a gritty, vérité-style jazz flick, and, at its core, a love story. Catch the world premier at Tribeca this April 23rd, or check out the festival website for following showtimes and tickets.
In this episode we take a look at the life cycle of a cell, and a particular state called “quiescence,” which may hold the key to developments in cancer research. Dong sits down with Hilary Coller, a leading molecular biologist at Princeton University, to discuss her work.
Sunday at 12:00 pm EST, join News Director Nikki Leon for a conversation with filmmaker Damien Chazelle, whose debut picture—Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench—is being featured at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival. Listen to the promo here.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST Sophie Jin and Yihe Dong take a look at the latest in cell research. Jin explains how scientists are investigating “quiescence,” a specific state in the life cycle of the cell. Dong speaks with Princeton biologist Hilary Coller, a leader in the study of quiescence, about how her work may, among other things, be applied to cancer research.
In this episode, we take a look at a new technology, “nanoimprint lithography” developed by Princeton University scientist Stephen Chou. We explore how this method of building things on a “nano” scale can be used in a variety of areas, from building microchips to examining DNA. Chou reflects his work with Science correspondent Alfred Miller. MIT’s Technology Review has named nanoimprint lithography one of the “10 emerging technologies that will change the world” twice—first in 2003, and again this year, for its applications in DNA sequencing.
This Sunday, March 8, The Dispatch turns to the sciences at Princeton University:
Alfred Miller speaks with leading synthetic biologist Prof. Ron Weiss on “programming bacteria.”
Nikki Leon interviews Dr. Roberta Hotinski, of the Princeton Environmental Institute, about the ways in which scientists are educating business leaders and the greater public about climate change.
Discourse will not air this week, due to a Sports broadcast beginning at 12:40.
American involvement overseas is the focus of both our programs this Sunday, March 1st.
On The Dispatch, 12:00-12:30 PM:
Sophie Jin sits down with Princeton University Lecturer in Islamic Culture Michael Barry to discuss how U.S. policy towards Iran is shaping sectarian violence.
On Discourse, 12:30-1:00 PM:
Jun Koh speaks with physicist, bestselling author, and humanitarian activist Alan Lightman about the Harpswell Foundation—a group Lightman started ten years ago to serve young women in Cambodia.
News programming will return Sunday, Feb. 22nd, with two familiar shows:
The Dispatch, Sundays 12:00 to 12:30 PM
This week, Ashley Schoettle speaks with U.S. Ambassadors Barbara Bodine and Robert Finn about challenges faced in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Discourse, Sundays 12:30 to 1:00 PM
Nikki Leon interviews Pulitzer Prize winning Civil War historian James M. McPherson about his latest biography: Abraham Lincoln.