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Friday, July 17, 2009

Chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol looks at the kinds of bacteria, viruses, and protozoa that often join us when we're in a swimming pool. Then, we find out about a new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art about drawing in the Middle Ages. And we'll talk about the Creative Time art exhibition on Governors Island with its curator and a featured artist. Plus, our latest Please Explain is all about mosquitoes.

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Let’s Go Swimming!

According to the Centers for Disease Control, bacterial, viral, and parasitic organisms found in recreational water in the United States sicken thousands of people every year, and even result in deaths. We’ll speak with chemist and industrial hygienist Monona Rossol about the protozoa, amoebas and other things that love to ...

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Drawing (but not Quartering) in the Middle Ages

Artists in the Middle Ages explored the medium of drawing with some surprising results. We’ll speak with Melanie Holcomb, Associate Curator of Medieval Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, about the exhibition "Pen and Parchment: Drawing in the Middle Ages". It's on view through through August ...

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This World & Nearer Ones

Mark Beasley, curator, and artist Anthony McCall talk about "PLOT09: This World & Nearer Ones," a Creative Time art exhibition this summer on Governors Island.

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Please Explain: Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are one of the downsides of summer, and they are expected to be especially bad this year due to all the rain this spring. We’ll find out why mosquitoes buzz and bite, how they transmit dangerous diseases, and some ways to get rid of them. Joseph M. Conlon, a ...

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