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I interviewed Diane Stein over Wesleyan Homecoming Weekend 2012. Her description of the rehearsal spaces in the CFA brought me back to my a capella days.
I interviewed Rick Gilberg and his daughter Emma over Wesleyan Homecoming Weekend 2012. Rick’s son Sam also goes to Wes. I’m not gonna lie – his story made me hope that at least one of my boys ends up at Wesleyan.
Ayelet Waldman is my new hero for so many reasons – she’s funny, she’s feminist, she’s honest, she’s a mother of four(!), and she’s a Wes grad. I had the great opportunity to interview her for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project over Homecoming Weekend 2012.
We get punny on this episode of Distillations. From the website:
So Argon walks into a bar. The bartender says, “We don’t serve noble gases here.” Argon doesn’t react.
Buh-dum-dum-ching! On today’s episode of Distillations we’re breaking out our best chemistry jokes to celebrate the sillier side of science. First, producer Daisy Rosario hits the comedy circuit to reveal how scientists like Neil deGrasse Tyson are mixing education and entertainment on stage. Then CHF Fellow Deanna Day talks to historian Rebecca Onion about how the internet has cultivated a new generation of nerds and why it matters.
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Amanda Field works at Texas A&M University in Qatar. She says women are more respected in science because they have to work harder to prove themselves.
I interviewed Michael Lewis for the Wesleyan Storytelling Project over Homecoming Weekend 2012. Michael majored in CSS (hardcore!) and now does market research for Teach For America. Typical Wesleyan do-gooder.
I interviewed Sharon Purdie ’74 at Homecoming Weekend 2012. She was in one of Wes’s first co-ed classes.
The latest episode Distillations is about how the Soviets and the US used science as a weapon during the Cold War. It was especially fun to have my friend and founding Executive Producer Audra Wolfe back in the studio. From the Distillations website:
For decades the United States and the Soviet Union were locked in battle; two superpowers with very different visions of how the world should work. Though both sides possessed nuclear bombs, each had another vital weapon in their arsenals: SCIENCE. On today’s show CHF’s Haas Postdoctoral Fellow Mat Savelli sits down with Distillations‘ founding executive producer Audra Wolfe to discuss how the science-tinged war for hearts and minds was waged. They also discuss her new book Competing with the Soviets: Science, Technology, and the State in Cold War America. Then we dip into CHF’s oral history archives to learn how the life of Intel co-founder Leslie Vadasz was shaped by the Hungarian Revolution in 1956, when students launched a revolt against Soviet rule.
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Lucy Eubanks is a retired professor from Clemson University. She tells a lovely story about her earliest days in the field, trying to choose between chemistry and the violin.