Editing and expanding the genetic code, photo public domain
Featuring WSIP “What Can You Do to Save Voting Rights” airing at 9am daily and 3pm MWF
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- AAAS Podcast airs daily at 6am and 6pm: Cicada Citizen Science, and Expanding the Genetic Code First this week, freelance journalist Ian Graber-Stiehl discusses what might be the oldest community science project—observing the emergence of periodical cicadas. He also notes the shifts in how amateur scientists have gone from contributing observations to helping scientists make predictions about the insects’ schedules. Next, Jason Chin, program leader at the Medical Research Council’s Laboratory of Molecular Biology, discusses how reducing redundancy in the genetic code opens up space for encoding unusual amino acids. His group shows that eliminating certain codes from the genome makes bacteria that are resistant to viruses and that these edited codes can be used to program the cells to make complicated molecules.
- Washington State Indivisible Podcast airs at 9am daily and 3pm MWF “What you can do to save voting rights” Today, our town hall on preserving voting rights and democracy in the United States. We focus on what we can all be doing to join in the fight and be most effective from here in Washington. Joining us are Lisa Ornstein, the cofounder of Olympia Indivisible,Charles Douglas III, Executive Director of Common Power (formerly Common Purpose), an organization that works to foster, support and amplify a democracy that is just and inclusive, and Cindy Black, Executive Director of Fix Democracy First, an organization committed to helping pass pro-democracy legislation locally and nationally. This was recorded live on the evening Tuesday, June 1st. All actions contained in this Google doc: bit.ly/FreedomToVote_Actions
- Paw’d Defiance airs at 7am MWF “Hair that won’t be quiet” The history of Black hair in the United States with Temple University Associate Professor Lori Tharps. Tharps co-wrote the book Hair Story: Untangling the Roots of Black Hair in America with Ayana Byrd. Tharps’ work has been featured in the New York Times, Ebony.com, The Columbia Journalism Review and Time Magazine.She also hosts the podcast My American Meltingpot. Tharps and guest host Katherine Felts discuss the importance of hair in African communities prior to contact with Europeans. Slavery and institutional racism in the United States transformed what it meant to have Black hair. The cultural revolution of the 1960s ushered in a new era of pride in Black hair. Tharps and Felts discuss this and the current natural hair movement. Repeat from June 2019. Also airs at 7pm TThS “Building a Prison to College Pipeline” and 4pm on MWF “Water is Life”
- Climate Talk airs daily at 10am. This week’s episode is “Listen and Understand.” Previous episodes air at 10pm. You can find show notes here.
- Locus Focus airs daily at 11am
- Sound Poetry: Airs at 8pm daily. Previous episodes air at 8am daily.
- The Cannabis Corner airs TThs at 4pm
- Eat the Airwaves with Mike McCormick airs weekdays at 1:00pm and TTHS at 7pm
- Gonzo and Friends Airs at 5pm and 11pm weekdays
- Barnaby Druthers airs 1pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Nutmeg Junction airs at 5pm on Saturdays. This is a send up detective show produced by J. Timothy Quirk.
- Radio Tacoma Interviews are at noon daily!
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