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Monday, November 28, 2005


Break Week!

Hello, ya'll! I'm takin' a brief break this week, actually working on a couple promo spots for some folks who want to feature S4theB! on other shows. That's really exciting, and I hope those of you who listen will bear with me whilst I do that and also prep for an exciting interview next week with epidemiologist Bill Schaffner, a guaran-durn-tee'd home run Snacks4theBrain! Bird Flu, anyone? Cheers! Scott

Monday, November 21, 2005


Snacks 16! -- Keivan Stassun

This week's Snacks4theBrain! features a brief talk with dynamic astronomer Dr. Keivan Stassun, whose work to encourage students of minority descent to pursue careers in the sciences, particularly in physics and astronomy, is positively inspirational. We'll talk about his "Scopes for Schools" project and about what got him into science in the first place; and we'll learn what he is currently up to in his ongoing research. Come share a listen. Download the show here or click on the "Feed" in the left sidebar to browse this and all past shows. Podsafe music once again courtesy of Dave Keifer, at Cagey House. This song is one of my favorites, entitled "Outside After Bedtime." Thanks, Dave! And thank you, Dr. Stassun. You're a new hero of mine! That's the best part of my job here, dontcha know--getting to meet so many new heroes! Clear skies, and Happy Thanksgiving, ya'll!

Monday, November 14, 2005


Snacks 15!--Keystone Conference

This edition of S4theB! makes good on a promise I made several episodes back that we'd visit some audio I grabbed during the three days I spent up at the Keystone Conference in Indianapolis, Indiana the first week of October. See the "Bonus Canal Jogging" episode , S4theB!9, for some local color. The meat of this show is the online-accessible archives of all the workshops and sessions, available at Take a few minutes and check these out for some really insightful presentations from some cutting edge educators. I feature some verbiage from my friend Joan Roehre, a fellow blogger and extraspecialneatperson. I take famed educator Chris Dede's last few minutes of his keynote and a few minutes of motivator extraordinaire David Thornburg's talk (yes, they're both professors, but I dropped the "Dr." monikers for the casual approach, dontcha know) and share them herein. Download and listen here. Links follow: Keystone video archives Joan Roehre's blog Chris Dede and "Environmental Detective" at the Harvard Graduate School of Education David Thornburg's Thornburg Center Podsafe background music provided courtesy of composer Dave Keifer at Cagey House. Thanks, Dave! ReadPlease Text-to-Speech software

Wednesday, November 09, 2005


Snacks Awarded 5 Stars from!

Just to brag, er, note: For "consistency and usefulness" as an example of a working podcast (according to the email announcement), this li'l thang has been awarded 5 stars out of 5 at the podcast directory! Yay us! This has been an entirely self-serving private service announcement. Or as Richard Vobes of the Richard Vobes Radio Show podcast often says, "for a complete transcript of today's show, write down everything you hear." Cheers from Nashville!

Sunday, November 06, 2005


Snacks 14! -- Dr. Louise Rollins-Smith Part 2!

Cheers, ya'll. This episode of S4theB! concludes an interview with Dr. Louise Rollins-Smith about her fascinating research seeking a cure for HIV in the bodily secretions of endangered frogs. It's a joy to chat with someone who so genuinely loves her work and so fully respects the contributions of others with whom she works. Give it a listen here or click on the "Feed" link in the left-hand sidebar to browse all our episodes. Cheers! The picture accompanying this post is straight from the recent Vanderbilt University Reporter article about Dr. Rollins-Smith and her team and was taken by Post-doctorate Fellow Dr. Douglas Woodhams, one of the researchers involved in the project!

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1 Joe Lopez interview
2 S4theB! Introduction
3 Keystone PSA Announcement
4 Kathy Schrock interview
5 Todd Lamitina IVC
6 Charles Brau IVC
7 Ginny Shepherd interview
8 Jeannie Tuschl interview
9 Keystone Conference
10 Scott Merrick on IVC K12
11 Vicki Metzgar interview
12 Jerry Wilmink IVC
13 Louise Rollins-Smith interview
14 Louise Rollins-Smith interview 2
15 Keystone Conference
16 Keivan Stassun interview
17 William Schaffner interview
18 Science Songs
19 Geek Gift List
20 Rocky Alvey interview
21 Bill Snyder interview
22 Biomedical Engineering Forum
23 Rick Chappell IVC
24 Bob O'Dell and Arnie Heiser IVC
25 Glenn McCombs IVC
26 Charles Brau interview
27 Jerry Wilmink interview
28 Educational Podcasting
29 Ginny Shepherd "Out of the Lunchbox" talk
30 Vickie Hannig and Melinda Cohen interview
31 David Warlick interview
32 Highlights from past shows
33 Randy Reiserer interview
34 Arnie Heiser interview
35 Overview of CSO
36 Overview of CSO 2
37 Glenn McCombs interview
38 Albert Reynolds interview
39 David Salisbury
40 NECC 2006 Highlights
41 Ian Jukes interview
42 GAS Camp (Girls and Science Camp)
43 Stephen Camarata interview
44 Jeff Ray interview
45 Kyle Butler interview
46 RIP (Research Internship Program)
47 Ig Nobel Awards
48 Dyer Star Chamber
49 Steve Spangler Science

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