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Recent Programs

We are the cause of our own…plagues.

That’s right, seven of them–from HIV/AIDS to resistant strains of bacteria, viruses, flus, and lyme disease. Dr. Mark Jerome Walters talks about the human role in causing and aggravating those diseases by our poor handling of ecosystems.

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The lives of animals before they’re food

Anthropologist Barbara King looks at the range of food animals–insects, octopuses, chickens, and various mammals–not to get you to stop eating them, but to open a discussion about about what constitutes a good life and what animal cruelty looks like in the industrial food system.

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My language, my soul…

Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky makes the case that the language–or languages–we speak deeply affect who we are and how we engage with the world.

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Take me to the limit…

… of science, of understanding, of language, of mathematics… a philosophical conversation about science with David Krakauer, President of the Santa Fe Institute.

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Science Radio Cafe

Science Radio Cafe airs on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 Mountain Time on KUNM, Albuquerque Public Radio. It’s a show for everyone, nerds and non-nerds alike, where you can hear interviews with scientists and science writers about things that affect the rest of us—and things that are just incredibly interesting. We welcome your ideas, questions, and comments!

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