KXSU Blog Post on Community Science Radio

KXSU wrote a nice article about our show on their blog last month.

Josh Guest, from KXSU, stopped in for a visit and tried some delicious food (you can hear it at the end of the podcast) on our recording for the Science of Food.

Read all about it here.

 

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The Science of Food

Here’s our show on the Science of Food…

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Halloween Special

My favorite time of year…Halloween. This show is all about storytelling.

We had fun discussing everything from Voodoo, Skin Walkers, ghosts, La Llorona, the Manaannaggal and more. Sit back and listen as we try to scare you and maybe teach you something along the way.

History of Halloween

Festival of the dying year. Fall to winter, life and death. Halloween is thought to have originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced so-wan), when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. This tradition marked the end of the harvest season for celtic farmers. Spirits could rise from the graves and walk among the living.

In the eighth century, Pope Gregory ...

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Going Green

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Survivalism

On this show we explored survivalism, which included information on survival skills, preparation for natural disasters, survival stories, and we explored the physical and mental impact of being in survival situations.

Experiment Failure

As always we tried an experiment – making our own bow drill (which was a failure)….maybe because we weren’t really prepared and thought it would be easier than it was. Matches are the way to go!

Interviews

We interviewed Jason Knight, the founder of Alderleaf Wilderness College. The college offers nature and wilderness survival education along with free links and resources online.

He taught us about the rule of three. Humans can survive for:

  • 3 minutes without air
  • 3 hours without a regulated body temperature
  • 3 days without water
  • 3 weeks without food

The to...

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Drones

In this episode we covered drone technology and did an interview with Kongsberg about their AUV’s (autonomous underwater vehicles), this led to an additional interview with Foundry10 where we talked with kids making their own drones. This group is amazing.

I (Eli) attempted to cover the history of drones quickly. For more details, please check out links below:

The history of drones in 9 minutes.
Here’s an in depth look at the history of drones and a nice chart on the phases of drone technology.
An infographic on drone laws.

Chad makes drones

Yes we even interviewed Chad about his current company Chordata Quads, which are FPV racing drones that are light, fast and can be expanded to sense the world and react...

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And finally Electronic Waste is Done….Woot

Welcome to our third show on Community Science Radio.

On this episode we explore the ever growing issue with electronic waste. Listen as we attempt to make sense of this complicated issue while also conducting our own undercover stakeout.

This was probably the hardest show we’ve put together so far. We could probably do a handful of shows on this topic due to issues and complexities surrounding it.

What is Electronic Waste

Electronic waste is the ever growing issue with waste in regards to electronic gadgets and equipment. Every year, every month new products/electronics are released making older electronics obsolete which then becomes waste. Our consumer nature and need for the newest electronic device has caused an electronic explosion.

Why should we care

Electronic waste contains toxic ...

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Electronic Cigarettes and Vaping

Welcome to our second show on the subject of e-cigs and vaping. Listen as we explore much talked about topics with this ever changing controversial subject.

This was a great show to showcase our ability to do a serious experiment, while also having serious fun 🙂

Here are some subjects we cover:

  • Are they healthier and safer than tobacco
  • Is there any danger of second hand inhalation
  • How much nicotine does it deliver
  • Are e-cigarettes on the rise for younger generations
  • Are they dangerous
  • Can they really help people quit smoking
  • Vaping hobbyists
  • What really is in e-juice

We even conducted a mad experiment! It wasn’t really mad, but it was crazy and Eli got attacked in the lab...

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Our First Show is Done!

With a lot of work and a lot of changes, we’ve finally finished our first show on the Science of Fear.

You can follow our podcasts at this link:
http://www.communityscienceradio.org/feed/podcast

Please send us your feedback as we jump into finishing up our show on E-Waste and Electronic Cigarettes.

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The Science of Fear

The show on fear explores the behavioral, emotional and physiological responses of fear. We included interviews with community members about their fears, an interview with curator David Bibas from the California Science Center who created an exhibit on fear (Goosebumps), Dr. Michael Spinetta from Seattle University, Kevin Krycka, Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences at Seattle University, and AGhost group/Spooked in Seattle.

We even included a little experiment complete with Chad screaming over a spider.

Snapshots from the show

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