Tag Archives: Science

The Science of Syngas (February 10, 2012)

This story was part of an episode of Open Spaces that centered around a coal-to-gasoline plant proposed to be built in the state. My colleagues looked into funding and environmental impact, but I was curious about how the coal-to-gas process … Continue reading

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Saving Endangered Species One Mouthful at a Time (May 11, 2008)

I was intrigued by Gary Nabhan’s book, which advocates saving endangered heritage breeds of American livestock and plants by drumming up culinary demand for them. I’m really proud of this piece, which I produced from start-to-finish: pitch, prep, field recording, … Continue reading

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Yellowstone Tourists Warned To Watch For Bears (June 18, 2012)

After reading about a string of human deaths caused by bears in Yellowstone National Park, I pitched a story to NPR looking into the needs and habits of bears… and the habits and misconceptions of park visitors. I spent a … Continue reading

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NIH director Francis Collins receives award at White House (Thursday, October 8, 2009)

Rebecca Martinez/staff  WASHINGTON — Below the famed portraits of George and Martha Washington in the East Room of the White House, geneticist Francis Collins looked genuinely comfortable to be sharing a stage with some of America’s most brilliant scientific minds … Continue reading

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