Interviews with Ira Flatow

Ira Flatow is on a mission to expand the role of science in what he calls a "science-challenged world".  

He stopped in Wilmington earlier this month to talk with WHQR supporters and staff.  He explores the need for more popular interest in science -- for kids and adults.  And he examines why a basic appreciation of it must transcend politics (when did ideology invade the scientific world?) and why it's critical to the future of the planet.    
  In this series of interview excerpts, Flatow talks with WHQR's Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

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2:51 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Ira Flatow: The cost of ignorance / Congress doesn't know science

Ira Flatow, Host of Science Friday
Kevin McCoy

  

  RLH:  So you mentioned that 400 parts per million milestone that we’ve reached.  What can we do?  Or is it just going to be over at some point?  I’ve heard about some scientists predicting the 6.4 degree Celsius temperature increase – and that’s going to make the earth uninhabitable.  Really?

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1:02 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Ira Flatow: Dirty little secrets and his vocal doppelganger

Science Friday Host Ira Flatow

RLH:  I’m embarrassed to ask this, but I have to… Has anyone ever…

IF:  Now you feel like me when I’m on the radio.

RLH:  Okay.  [laughter]  If this is what you feel like, I’m sorry…

IF:  I’m embarrassed to ask a lot of these questions, too!

RLH:  Has anyone ever said to you that Alan Alda is the vocal doppelganger for you?

IF:  Yes.  Yes.

RLH:  Good.

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11:17 am
Wed May 29, 2013

Ira Flatow: "We live in a science-challenged world."

Science Friday Host Ira Flatow

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In this interview excerpt, Science Friday Host Ira Flatow makes the case for why we live in a science-challenged world.

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7:50 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Climate change milestone coincides with shifting paradigm, says Ira Flatow

Ira Flatow, host of NPR's Science Friday

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Global warming is not always accepted as a foregone scientific conclusion.  It still sparks political debate in some circles. 

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