15-09 Story 1: The History of Physics: Why it’s important to look back

 

Synopsis: The history of physics is a long and extremely interesting one, littered with the names of some of the most famous scientists in the world, like Galileo, Newton, Copernicus, Einstein, Curie, and others. It is also the story of great discoveries that changed cultures, religious beliefs and politics over the centuries. We talk to a science historian about a few of the highlights throughout the long history of physics and astronomy.

Host: Gary Price. Guest: Tom Jackson, author of “Physics: An illustrated history of the foundations of science” – a Ponderables book.

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15-09 Story 2: Addiction: Why it happens and how to help addicts back from the edge

 

Synopsis: Millions of Americans are addicted to alcohol and drugs, and many of them end up unemployed, broken away from their families and homeless. We talk to a psychologist about the causes of addiction, and why some people are more likely to fall to it than others, and find out how an author who is battling alcohol and drug addiction made his journey to sobriety, and the lessons he learned on the way.

Host: Marty Peterson.  Guests: Ryan LaLumiere, psychologist, Assistant Prof. in the Psychology Dept., University of Iowa, and a specialist on addiction; Bob Allison, recovering addict, author of “Saved by the Prince of Peace: Dungeon to Sky.”

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