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Wednesday, June 21, 2006


Snacks 39--David Salisbury and "Exploration!"

Hellohellohello, ya'll, Episode number 39 of S4theB! brings us the second of our new longer shows. I'm officially going to stop explaining our change in format because you know what? Once there's three of something new it just ding-danged isn't news anymore! Want news? Here's news for ya!: For today's interview I chatted with Vanderbilt University Assistant Director of Science and Research Communications David Salisbury. His extensive personal profile at the VU website begins: "David F. Salisbury, the assistant director of science and research communications, received a bachelor's degree in physics from the University of Washington. He learned how to write about science for the general public while working for The Christian Science Monitor. As a science and technology editor and reporter for the paper he covered a number of major science and technology stories, including Apollo-Soyuz, Skylab, the Pioneer and Voyager missions to Jupiter and the outer planets, the Viking mission to Mars, and the accident at Three Mile Island. He received a number of awards for his reporting, including the National Association of Science Writer's Science in Society award..." There's much more at that profile, but I hope I've provided enough to suggest that David is doing very very interesting work, about which we talk. We also describe the amazing and deliciously concocted website he manages, Exploration, which is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the work done on the cutting edges of science research at Vanderbilt University. Whether you're a science teacher, a student or--for that matter--a web designer, there's something of interest in our conversation. Download the show here or visit the "Feed" link at the left-hand sidebar to listen. There's also a new TechTipTidbit (originally from by way of, the shareshare that the Internet essentially is...) all about why you should turn off your printer whilst you're not using it, or at least overnight. And this episode also features an article from the Nashville Tennessean about the newly upgraded prediction that in the too-near future we'll see a national shortage of medical doctors unless we begin addressing the reasons for the shortage. Our three songs this week include a rocker, a haunting ode to "Mother Sea," and a poppin' swing tune from a local boy gone big band wild! Visit Aerosol Halo, Happy Rhodes, and Joe Turley's websites and the Podsafe Music Network and (a first use of this great indie music source!) for the straight skimmy on their music and to support their amazing creativity the way we know you reeeeeeeeeeeeally want to--by buying some of their music! More links:

Sunday, June 04, 2006


Snacks 38 -- I promised it: Here it is!!!

Here it is, ya'll, Snacks4theBrain! in its new form. Nearly an hour long with great music (jazz, adult alternative, and folk this episode--it'll be different every show), a fascinating interview with cancer researcher Dr. Albert Reynolds, and a juicy new feature called TechTipTidbits--little Snacks that are so good for you that you'll wonder why they aren't fattening! Picture: the "Belly Dancer." Click for the fotki photo set! Listen to understand what the heck it is! Our interview this week is actually a virtual lab tour, along with an engaging chat with noted cancer researcher Dr. Albert Reynolds. No, he's not eighth Taoiseach of the Republic of Ireland, Albert Reynolds, but our very own Dr. Al Reynolds, noted research scientist and prolific publisher (I count 73 publishing credits at his Vanderbilt Medical Center staff profile page. I met Al in his lab at the Vanderbilt Cancer Center and boy did we talk. I learned alot in one afternoon's chatting with him and I hope that you do the same when you listen up here. The last portion of our interview is a walking tour of his extensive lab facility. Visit this photo set to see pictures I snapped whilst we were walking and talking! Our new feature, TechTipTidbit, is the child of my TechTipTuesday project that drew to an end at the end of the academic school year 2005-6. That project will live on here, drawing from a number of different sources to help you make the most of your technology: Today's TTT is from the fine folks at If that's not great bang for your buck, I don't know a bargain when I see one! Music for today's podcast all hails from the Podsafe Music Network and features, in order of appearance, independent artists the Monika Herzig Acoustic Project, Happy Rhodes, and Amy MacClain. Enjoy, and please leave comments using the link below if you have any input about the new format! We'll be back atcha next week with another science interview, another TechTipTidbit, more great independent music, and who knows what all else??? Cheers!

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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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