Race and Women's Suffrage, Stressing Out Man's Best Friend, Font Detective
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 192
- Jun 19, 2019 8:00 pm
- 1:41:09 mins
The Amazing Biology of the Emperor Penguin Guest: Cassondra Williams, Research Scientist, National Marine Mammal Foundation, and Research Associate, University of San Diego Emperor penguins have developed extraordinary ways to thrive amid the frozen desert of Antarctica–from sensitive and varied feathers to an amazing self-regulating metabolism, these cute little guys have got it figured out! Race and Women's Suffrage in Wyoming Guest: Tom Rea, author and editor of WyoHistory.org, Wyoming State Historical Society Women in Wyoming got the vote in 1869 –over 50 years before the 19th Amendment guaranteed universal suffrage for women in America. But that story is bound up in racial equality as well as gender equality. Changing Type A Blood to Type O Guest: Peter Rahfeld, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia Researchers have discovered a way to transform type A blood into type O blood, effectively beginning a process that could help us eliminate blood shortages in hospitals around the world. Dogs are Man’s Best Friend, But Are We Theirs? Guest: Alicia Phillips Buttner, Director of Animal Behavior, Nebraska Humane Society. Without even knowing it, we may be stressing out our "best friend." Dogs have gotten so good at getting in our good graces that their stress levels can rise to match our own. Specialized Vocabulary Guest: Rachel Wadham, Education and Juvenile Literature Librarian, and regular contributor to the Lisa Valentine Clark Show on BYUradio How can you get kids excited about reading books with tricky, specialized vocabulary? The Font Detective Guest: Thomas Phinney, font and typography expert and an official “Font Detective” Originally a font and typography designer with Adobe, Phinney’s expansive knowledge of font, typography, and the history of print has proven useful for another industry all together: detective work.