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This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain.

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This 30-minute show airs every Monday at 7:30 p.m. (ET) and repeats on Tuesdays at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. on WFMP-LP, 106.5 FM, Forward Radio, Louisville, KY, USA. Music in this podcast is public domain.

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1, 2020

    Hear about SpaceX, the first commercial flight to carry astronauts into space. And then, what can we see in the night sky from our backyards this month? Finally, hear Carrigan Wasilchenko of the University of Kentucky's 'Appalachian Career Training in Oncology (ACTION) Program' talk about cancer-related professions.

    Our thanks to the ACTION program for giving us permission to broadcast this essay. You can learn more about ACTION at: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action

    Information about their book, 'The Cancer Crisis in Appalachia: Kentucky Students Take ACTION' is at: https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/markey-cancer-center/research/action/book

    Thanks to NASA for the clip of the SpaceX launch. It is available at: https://www.nasa.gov/feature/spacex-dragon-launches-arrivals-and-departures/

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | SpaceX; The June Sky; Cancer in Appalachia | June 1, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | White House & Science Part-2; Ocean Salinity Levels | May 11, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | White House & Science Part-2; Ocean Salinity Levels | May 11, 2020

    Hear the end of the story about the NIH grant that was abruptly terminated by the Trump administration. Dave Lott, a local activist, gives his take on Wuhan conspiracy theories. And J Scott Miller discusses the impact of global climate change on ocean salinity.

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/BenchTalkRadio/

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | White House & Science Part-2; Ocean Salinity Levels | May 11, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Nightsky in May; The White House & Science | May 4, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Nightsky in May; The White House & Science | May 4, 2020

    Hear from Professor J. Scott Miller about what we can see in the night sky this month. Then Professor David Robinson discusses the NIH grant on the novel coronavirus that appears to have been abruptly terminated by the Trump administration.

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/

    Here is the public-domain CSPAN recording of the White House event featured on this episode: https://www.c-span.org/video/?471279-1/president-trump-coronavirus-task-force-briefing

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Nightsky in May; The White House & Science | May 4, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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    Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Black Holes; Science Literacy | April 13, 2020

    Forward Radio Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Black Holes; Science Literacy | April 13, 2020

    How does community radio help us fight feelings of loneliness and isolation? What's up with the big eruption that was recently observed in a black hole? And how does the U.S. rate for science literary? Do Americans think they are better at science than they really are? Hear it all on this episode.

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio

    Thanks to Laura Tanner for her report on the black hole explosion. Public-domain music is by Dee Yan Key: 'Cosmopolitan-Margarita-Bellini' available at freemusicarchive.org.

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Community Radio; Black Holes; Science Literacy | April 13, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Shopping & Coronavirus - April Sky - Graphs | April 6, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Shopping & Coronavirus - April Sky - Graphs | April 6, 2020

    Wendy Sharp (Registered Nurse) gives helpful hints on how to shop safely in these days of coronavirus. J Scott Miller tells us when, where and how to view planets and meteor showers in April. Finally, we rebroadcast a portion of the November 27, 2019 episode of the Groks Science Radio Show featuring Professor Alberto Cairo (University of Miami). He wrote a book called 'How Charts Lie' and provides some helpful hints on how to better interpret graphs and charts. The full, public-domain interview is available at grokscience.wordpress.com/2019/11/27/charts/

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Shopping & Coronavirus - April Sky - Graphs | April 6, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine Pt-2; Coronavirus (Dr. Julie Fischer) | March 16, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine Pt-2; Coronavirus (Dr. Julie Fischer) | March 16, 2020

    Dr. Andrea Z. Beaton of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital finishes her talk about the use of telemedicine to diagnose rheumatic heart disease in children living in underserved regions of Uganda. Her talk was given at Bellarmine University in Louisville on Feb. 11, 2020. The first part of this talk was broadcast on our March 9th episode.

    Then, we hear from microbiologist Dr. Julie Fischer of Georgetown University's Center for Global Health Science & Security interviewed on CSPAN-TV on March 13, 2020 about the new coronavirus pandemic. This public domain recording is available at https://www.c-span.org/video/?470260-3/washington-journal-julie-fischer-discusses-us-coronavirus-response

    Bench Talk is a weekly program that airs on WFMP Louisville FORward Radio 106.5 FM (forwardradio.org) every Monday at 7:30 pm, Tuesday at 11:30 am, and Wednesday at 7:30 am.

    Visit our Facebook page for links to the articles discussed in this episode: https://www.facebook.com/pg/BenchTalkRadio/

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine Pt-2; Coronavirus (Dr. Julie Fischer) | March 16, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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