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.
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.
From Discourse, Sunday April 12 at 12:00 pm EST, produced by Sophie Jin.
In this installment, Jin sits down with Jon Greenwald, Vice President of the International Crisis Group, to talk about about the repercussions of the US War on Terror in the Middle East and the role President Barack Obama has played in changing the diplomatic climate of the region.
Sunday at 12:00 pm EST, join producer Sophie Jin for an interview with Jon Greenwald, Vice President of the International Crisis Group and former director of the U.S. Department of State Office of Counter-Terrorism. Greenwald discusses the state of American involvement in the Middle East and how the Obama administration is shaping perspectives on America worldwide.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST, Nikki Leon and Alfred Miller take a look at a new technology, called “nanoimprint lithography,” developed by Princeton University scientist Stephen Chou. Nanoimprint lithography allows scientists to build structures on the tiniest scale—including ever-smaller microchips and special molds used in DNA sequencing. Miller speaks with Chou about his discoveries.
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While all signs had already pointed in the direction of a 30% loss for Princeton’s endowment this year, an e-mail from Princeton University President Shirley Tilghman, sent this morning, made the news official.
From Discourse, Sunday April 5 at 12:30 pm EST, an interview with physicist and author Tony Rothman about his latest book, Sacred Mathematics. Rothman reads from his book and examines how Japanese mathematics flourished, along with other strains of national culture, during Japan’s pre-19th century period of isolation from the west. Produced by Nikki Leon.
From Discourse, Sunday April 5 at 12:00 pm EST, Marriage and the Mormons, part one of the series Marriage, Law, and American Society, produced by Sophie Jin.
In this installment, Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton University Historian Neil J. Young to discuss how Mormon political involvement in passing Proposition 8 is part of a long legacy of Mormon political involvement that includes action in the 1970′s against (and in some cases, for) the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Young also explains how Mormon theology and history set the conditions for this involvement.
Interview Extra (online only): Dissent within the Church of the Latter-Day Saints
This Sunday, April 5, at 12:00 pm EST, tune in for the first part of a new interview series on Discourse: Marriage, Law, and American Society. In Part I: the Mormons and Marriage, producer Sophie Jin sits down with Slate contributor and Princeton History Department Lecturer Neil J. Young to discuss Proposition 8 and the American legacy of Mormon political involvement.
After the broadcast, check back here to download the program and listen to web extras not included in the episode.
Then, at 12:30 pm EST catch a second episode of Discourse: a conversation with physicist and writer Tony Rothman on what Japanese traditions of geometry and spirituality can tell us about the relationship between East and West. Rothman reads from his latest book on the subject, Sacred Mathematics.