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Today's guests include local spirits distiller Rob Sergent of Alpine Distillery, whose Traveler's Rest American Single Malt Whiskey received "double gold" and a "50 Best Whiskey" recognition last week. Local musical guests Telluride Meltdown perform in studio, and early rock 'n' roll musical and cultural icon Chubby Checker joins us before his shows at Egyptian Theater this weekend. (During Rob Sergent's interview you might hear Telluride Meltdown jamming with Chubby Checker in the greenroom.)

             

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John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with environmental writer McKay Jenkins, how has written an exhaustive account of GMO's.  His new book is called, "Food Fight:  GMO's and the Future of the American Diet."  

Then, an exploration into the concept of time, with New Yorker staff writer and National Book Award Finalist, Alan Burdick.  He explores the topic that we all think about, but never talk about in this depth: time.  Burdick's book is,  "Why Time Flies: A Mostly Scientific Exploration."

  John and Jude’s first guest is Oli K who performs live in studio.  Then Moe Hickey makes an appearance talking about the Big Stars Bright Nights Lineup for the summer season. Finally, Michelle Moore and Warren Workman talk about the Park City International Film Festival. 

  Lynn and John interview Jason Wilkes, author of Burn Math Class: And Reinvent Mathematics for Yourself.  Focusing on how mathematics is created rather than on mathematical facts, Wilkes teaches the subject in a way that requires no memorization and no prior knowledge beyond addition and multiplication.Gabriela Gonzalez is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University and the Spokesperson for the LIGO Scientific Collaboration.

John Wells and Lynn Ware Peek speak with Sue Armstrong, author of the book, "P53: The Gene that Cracked the Cancer Code."  Her book tells the story of the discovery of a most remarkable gene - p53 - and of medical science's mission to unravel its mysteries to get to the heart of what happens in our cells when they turn cancerous. 

Lynn and John speak with Martin Ford, author of Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future .  How secure is YOUR job in the face of technology?  In a world of self-driving cars and big data, smart algorithms and Siri, we know that artificial intelligence is getting smarter every day. Though all these nifty devices and programs might make our lives easier, how are they altering our lives and our jobs forever? 

On this episode of Cool Science Radio, host John Wells and guest co-host Matt Abbott speak first with Brian McInerney, hydrologist for the National Weather Service. He talks about seasonal weather trends and the outlook for the summer in terms rainfall. Then, it's Kentaro Toyama, author of Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology.

Cool Science Radio - August 28, 2014

Aug 28, 2014

On this episode of KPCW's Cool Science Radio, co-hosts Lynn Ware Peek and John Wells speak with Dr. Erik Syrstad of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University. He joined the show to talk about his new invention - an Imaging Dispersive Energy Analyzer - and what it can be used for. Dr. David Belnap from the University Of Utah then joined the show to talk about his work with viruses at the Electron Microscopy Core Laboratory.

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