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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 Bench Talk

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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.

    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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    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine in Uganda (Andrea Beaton MD) | March 9, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine in Uganda (Andrea Beaton MD) | March 9, 2020

    an you diagnose heart disease from 7000 miles away? Dr. Andrea Z. Beaton, physician and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Heart Institute, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center speaks about the use of telemedicine to diagnose rheumatic heart disease in children living in underserved regions of Uganda.

    This is a recording of her talk entitled 'Telemedicine and Task-Shifting in Sub-Saharan Africa: Applications in Rheumatic Heart Disease' given at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY on Feb. 11, 2020. The rest of this talk will be broadcast on our March 16th 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/

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | Telemedicine in Uganda (Andrea Beaton MD) | March 9, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

    • 29 min
    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March's Night Sky; Locust Swarms; Corona Virus | March 2, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | March's Night Sky; Locust Swarms; Corona Virus | March 2, 2020

    What planets, stars and constellations are visible this month? J Scott Miller describes it all. Then, guest reporter Laura Tanner, warns us about the dire threat that locusts have on food supplies in East Africa this year.

    And hear an edited interview with noted epidemiologist Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo about the new Coronavirus infection (Covid-19). She is at the John Hopkins School of Public Health and director of Outbreak Observatory. This public-domain interview was originally broadcast on CSPAN TV on Feb. 26 2020 at https://www.c-span.org/video/?469638-3/washington-journal-jennifer-nuzzo-discusses-us-global-response-coronavirus-outbreak.

    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 | March's Night Sky; Locust Swarms; Corona Virus | March 2, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

    • 29 min
    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | What is to be done about Nukes & Climate Change? | Feb 17, 2020

    Bench Talk: The Week in Science | What is to be done about Nukes & Climate Change? | Feb 17, 2020

    This is a continuation of the Jan 23, 2020 press conference of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists about The Doomsday Clock. Hear Mary Robinson (former President of Ireland), Ban Ki-Moon (former Secretary-General of the United Nations), and Jerry Brown (former governor of California) discuss the problems of nuclear proliferation, climate change and cyber warfare, and what can be done about it. Listen to our Feb 10, 2020 episode to hear experts elucidate the issues. Here is the original link to this public-domain press conference: thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/

    At the end of this episode astronomer/physicist Professor J Scott Miller (of Maysville Community and Technical and College) discusses the political ramifications of climate change.

    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 | What is to be done about Nukes & Climate Change? | Feb 17, 2020 by Forward Radio is licensed under a  Creative Commons License.

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