In this week’s WPRB News and Culture, Ellis hosts News Today, with an in depth update on meteorites by Ellie. Also, the members of Ellipsis Slam Poetry (@EllipsisSlam) chat with hosts J.M. Colon and Joanie and perform some of their amazing poetry in the latest episode of Fireside Poetry.
This week, our newestWPRB News &Culturestaff introduce themselves on air for the first time. One of those newbies, Rachna Vyas, hosts News Today. We’ll also hear from Ben Taub about his adventures in Tahrir Square during the Monday Evenings with the Nass segment! Read the full article, “Two Days in Tahrir” right here.
Scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, have
stumbled upon something that may change the face of particle physics as we know it.
A recent “data bump” revealed the possible existence of the Higgs-Boson, also
known as the God particle because it is said to permeate all space and give
particles rest mass.
WPRB News Correspondent Ana Istrate spoke with Paul Langacker, a visiting professor
at Princeton University from the University of Pennsylvania. Click here
for the episode that aired Monday, May 2, 2011.
This week, WPRB News takes you away from Princeton to Power Shift 2011 in Washington D.C., the largest grassroot environmental movement held in U.S. history. Rafael Grillo goes behind the scene to talk to leaders and offers first-hand account of what this movement is all about. Listen here.
This week, WPRB correspondents Derek Gideon and Lisa Han looked into the controversy over the proposed building of PurGen One, a coal plant in Linden, NJ. They talked with Princeton PhD student Ben Court and Marissa Mascaro, Executive Vice President at Legal and Regulatory Affairs at SCS Energy, who gave two very different interpretations regarding the effects of the carbon capturing and storage technology to be utilized by the proposed plant. Listen below: Interview with Ben Court Interview with Marissa Mascaro
Also, Alfred Miller talked to Princeton University senior Katherine Song, whose team placed first in an international hydrogen production competition, about the power and potential of hydrogen to transform future energy needs. Listen here.
This week, Raphael Murillo interviewed Professor Sheldon Garon of Princeton University about the
impact of the earthquake and ensuing tsunami in Japan. They talked about the portrayal of the event
in the American and international media, and more general about the response of the Japanese
government to the crisis.
Click here for the segment on Japan (the full episode, which aired on Monday, March 28, included
live commentary on the situation in Libya)
Our guest this evening is a genuine Renaissance man.Conor Myhrvold is a senior in the geosciences department at Princeton University. He is also a wildlife photographer, inventor, and javelin thrower.
Conor joins us to discuss a couple of research projects he is currently working on—one of which involves heat conduction in elephant hair.(That’s right. Elephants actually have some pretty cool hairdos, so to speak.) Find out what it’s like to be stranded on Namibia’s Skeleton Coast without water, to be charged by wild elephants, and to invent a device that could save the elderly from potentially fatal tumbles. Listen here: Conor Myhrvold.
To view some of Conor Myhrvold’s wildlife photographs, visit his website.
Bell Labs is the single most important reason we live in the so-called “digital age.” Consider the following inventions:
- The transistor. Invented at Bell Labs in 1947.
- The laser. Invented at Bell Labs in 1958.
- The UNIX operating system. Invented at Bell Labs in 1969.
- Cell phone technology. Invented at Bell Labs in 1978.
So far, seven Nobel Prizes have been awarded for work completed at Bell Labs. For decades Bell Labs churned out a relentless stream of shear brilliance. Then one day it all came to a screeching halt. Learn from Princeton Professor Sigurd Wagner how the Holmdel, NJ site of Bell Labs came to be abandoned like some forgotten colossus. Listen here: Professor Sigurd Wagner on Bell Labs.
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.