Wed, 31 January 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007. Twenty years ago today, the President authorized the construction of the Superconducting Supercollider, the biggest atom smasher that -- as it turned out -- never was.
Near the end of the show I mention the Large Hadron Collider, a new super-sized atom smasher which will be opening for business later this year. The NPR program Science Friday did a segment on the LHC last week.
If you're curious about the Grammar Girl podcast (one of the most popular on the Internet at the moment), it can be found here.
Today's episode music is from "6 Is Lucky," by Hayfield. Theme music composed and performed by Marc Rose.
Tue, 23 January 2007
Monday, January 22, 2007. Twenty years ago today, politician Budd Dwyer committed suicide on camera. I talk about that event, and how a similar one -- the death on camera of journalist Bill Stewart in 1979 -- had an impact on me which resonates to this day.
Today's episode music is "Stranded," by David Henderson. Theme music composed and performed by Marc Rose.
Thu, 4 January 2007
Thursday, January 4, 2007. For the first podcast of the new year, I look back at a terrible train wreck that took place twenty years ago today. I tell a little of the story of the Chase wreck, and explain how a deadly accident on the other side of the country could have me holding my breath five years later.
Today's episode music is from "Sumday," by Jeff Shields. Theme music composed and performed by Marc Rose.