On November 17, 2012, Princeton celebrated its victory over both Harvard and Yale football with a monumental bonfire. It was a special moment for Princeton students, best captured by Ana Istrate’s story below:
In January 2010, a graduate student named Haisong Jiang crossed a Newark Liberty International Airport security line in order to say goodbye to his girlfriend one last time. The breach (which came less than a month after the apprehension of the so-called “underwear bomber“) caused more than travel delays. For Jiang, a Chinese national, it brought a personal introduction to the American justice system. In March, he pleaded guilty to defiant trespass. His punishment? Community service and a $500 fine (plus court fees). A bill to tighten airport security is now advancing through the New Jersey Legislature.
Although the incident was covered by a number of mediaoutlets, Jiang has been shy about interviews. We wanted the story straight from him. Rosy Yang reports.
We interview former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Kurtzer on the Obama administration’s new approach to policy making in the Middle East, Israeli-Palestinian relations, and the future of the two-state solution. Recorded January 26.
We discuss with Princeton Professor Edward Felten the recent hacking of American companies from within China, cyberattacks more broadly, and the United States’s cybersecurity capability. Recorded March 4.
Princeton Professor of Chemical Engineering, Yueh-Lin Loo, joins us to talk about “conducting polymers,” the exciting field of “plastic electronics,” and the new technique she invented that allows scientists to shape plastics into a useful form while maintaining high conductivity. Her breakthrough paves the way for plastics to replace metals in a wide range of electronic devices, including plastic solar panels.
Learn about polymers, find out how they can be made to conduct electricity, and imagine a world of plastic electronics. Listen here: Professor Lynn Loo 4-18-10.
A conversation with Eden Full, the teenage inventor whose system of “dynamic photovoltaics” could change the way we harness solar energy and make solar power a more viable option in the developing world. Learn about bimetallic strips, the power of bamboo, and the life of an inventor. Listen now!
A conversation with Princeton Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Michael McAlpine, about his invention of piezorubber—the new hybrid smart material that could change the way we power tomorrow’s portable devices and more…
Learn how some materials can convert mechanical energy into useful electricity via the piezoelectric effect. Discover how a quartz watch keeps accurate time. Hear about the exciting future applications of piezorubber. All here on wprb.com/news. Listen now!
This week, we talk with the commander of United States Central Command General David Petraeus about military issues in the Middle East, from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to drones, to cybersecurity. Gen. Petraeus is the 2010 recipient of Princeton’s James Madison Medal, the highest honor conferred upon a Princeton graduate alumnus. Nick Tagher and Naomi Nix are the co-hosts for this episode. Nikki Leon is the executive producer. Andrew Saraf contributed research.
As part of WPRB’s educational outreach, on Sunday, February 7 and 14 from 12:00-1:00 PM, we will be airing a two part radio show created by Princeton University students enrolled in JRN 450: Audio Journalism. Their show, called Back Story, reveals the realities of student life at Princeton.