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Cool Science Radio - November 9, 2017

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Today on Cool Science John and Lynn’s guests are Chris Fischer,  Chairman and Expedition Leader for OCEARCH. Fischer’s company is a recognized world leader in generating critical scientific data related to tracking and studying great white and tiger sharks and  Dr. Mitch Goldberg, Chief Scientist for NOAA's Joint Polar Satellite System which launches November 14th. This satellite will provide significant technological and scientific advancements in observations used for severe weather prediction and environmental monitoring. 

John's curiosity with science and technology began at the age of 7 with the country's space program. With a subscription his parents gave him to Popular Science and Popular Mechanics along with other periodicals and Walter Cronkite's evening broadcast he studied everything space. He followed the lives of America's test pilots and astronauts who piloted Mercury, Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. His curiosity in how things were built led him to dismantling the family's window fan, toaster and lawnmower. Taking apart things was easy. Putting them back together, well, not so much. John grew up in New York state and Massachusetts with 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He received a BA in Economics and Sociology from the University of Maryland.