Fear and Wonder, EcoVillage, Who Owns Fossils Minerals? Apollo Passion
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 214
- Jul 19, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:45:02 mins
Fear and Wonder Guest: Special Collections producer Jeff Simpson, Jude and Brendan Griebel, co-founders, Museum of Fear and Wonder We take a tour of the fascinating Museum of Fear and Wonder. It Takes a Village Guest: Liz Walker, co-founder of EcoVillage Ithaca, and Director, LEARN@EcoVillage Popping up around the globe, co-housing projects are communities intentionally designed to be ecologically and socially sustainable. Take a listen to learn more about what life is like in one. The Montana Dueling-Dinosaurs Court Case Guest: Peter Larson, President, Black Hills Institute of Geological Research Two dinosaurs were fossilized, locked in combat, in the Montana wilds. Now there is a court battle over the battling dinosaurs and millions of dollars are on the line. Apollo Passion Guest: David Woods, author, "How Apollo Flew to the Moon" NASA spent about $153 billion in modern dollars to fund the Apollo Program in the late 1960s, consuming 4 percent of all federal spending. Amid the current political debate over where NASA’s future will be, it’s important to look back and rediscover how we managed to get an astronaut to the moon in the first place. Fetal Surgery Guests: Stephen Emery, Director, Center for Innovative Fetal Intervention, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Magee-Womens Hospital, and Stephanie Greene, Director of Vascular and Perinatal Neurosurgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Children’s Hospital Advances in medical procedures allow surgeons to operate on infants while they are in the womb to help treat birth defects like spina bifida before these babies are born. Dr. Emery and Dr. Greene collaborated on a recent in-utero surgery and are expanding the field of fetal intervention.