Tonight’s show deviated from the norm. Instead of talking about science, we talked about us, the Perpetual Notion Machine, putting science on the radio. The guests tonight were the current volunteers on PNM – Dennis Shaffer, Bill Scanlon, Jim Carrier, Matthew Zmudka, and Kaitlin Stack Whitney. Our goal is to try to generate interest in […]
Tonight’s show is about pollination and the wild and managed pollinators that provide this important ecosystem service. Our producer and host is Kaitlin Stack Whitney and our show was engineered by Dennis Shaffer.
Our guests are Dr. Christina Locke, a postdoctoral researcher, and Kiley Friedrich, a graduate student – both in the entomology department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
What makes the banjo ring? Explore one theory in this fascinating interview with Nobel Laureate David Politzer, a banjo player and theoretical physics professor at Cal Tech. He discusses the physics of the banjo with Jim Carrier. Dr. Politzer knows quarks – and the five string! His interview is interspersed with sound files of frequency […]
On this episode of PNM, reporter Matthew Zmudka had two completely different segments: -A reflection on his experience taking an online course entitled “Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes”, with an interview of course coordinator Margaret Mooney. -An interview with UW-Madison researcher Graham Erwin, discussing the process of DNA transcription, how that is […]
In the early 1960’s, Yale psychologist Stanley Milgram devised a series of experiments to test a person’s willingness to obey orders from an “experimenter.”
In tonight’s pledge drive edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, PNM reporter Matthew Zmudka asked the question: “Where do you get your science?” The most obvious answer for our listeners is, of course, the Perpetual Notion Machine, broadcast on WORT-FM, listener-sponsored community radio. But Matthew added that science can be presented to the public in […]