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411: One-Way Trip to Mars, Part Two

Friday, April 03, 2015

Last week, we spoke to Mars One finalist Chris Patil about why he wants to be part of the first human settlement on the red planet. But how would the astronauts melt ice for water, grow enough food to sustain life, or deal with the crucial issue of spare parts? In part two of our series, we interview three MIT scientists who have done a feasibility study of the Mars One project to determine the risks of sending astronauts like Chris to Mars. Gadget Guru Lisa McManus reviews electric juicers, and we’ll be tasting wine with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make perfect scrambled eggs every time. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Mercury, BAHFest Science Satire, Cancer Vaccines

Thursday, April 02, 2015

How dust from passing comets could have darkened the surface of Mercury, a festival that challenges science fans to construct real arguments for completely bogus hypotheses, and looking to the genome of a patients tumor to build a cancer vaccine.

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Science Friday

Hr1: News Roundup, Iran Nuclear Deal, Egg Science, Long-flying Bird

Thursday, April 02, 2015

Eric Holthaus breaks down the new U.S. climate pledge, Energy Secretary Moniz talks Iran, Jeff Potter describes egg cookery, and a look at the 1700 mile flight of the blackpoll warbler.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

410: One-Way Trip to Mars

Friday, March 27, 2015

Would you like to go to space? Could you face the challenge of leaving your loved ones forever, to spend the rest of your days on an unknown planet? Today, we explore part one of our series, One-Way Trip to Mars, by talking to Chris Patil, a Boston-based biologist and scientific writer, about why he wants to go to Mars. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about what food might be like for the first inhabitants of Mars. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make the best chocolate chip cookies. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Science Friday

Hr1: Chemistry of Early Life, Climate Dance, Split Brains, Left to Right

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A look at conditions on the early Earth, how a choreographer and biologist are tackling the climate conversation, studying the left and right sides of the brain, and our preferences for pictures of moving objects.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Liquid 3D Printer, The Dark Side of Physics, Malaria Tricks

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A speedy 3D printing technique, a roundup of physics research, and how the malaria parasite attracts mosquitoes.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

409: The Dead Pit: The True, Shocking Story of The U.S. Meat Animal Research Center

Friday, March 20, 2015

This week, we speak to New York Times reporter Michael Moss about the Dead Pit, a USDA livestock research facility in Nebraska that has caused the deaths of thousands of animals in the name of higher profits. We’ll taste vegetable broth, and we’ll discover Italian white wines with expert Stephen Meuse. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn the secrets to almost hands-free risotto. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions.

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Pitch

Re-Issue: Karaoke

Friday, March 20, 2015

Re-Issue: Karaoke is the single greatest celebrat…

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Science Friday

Hr1: US CTO, Women In Science History, Caroline Herschel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A talk with White House CTO Megan Smith, unsung heroines of science, and early astronomer Caroline Herschel.

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Science Friday

Hr1: US CTO, Women In Science History, Caroline Herschel

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A talk with White House CTO Megan Smith, unsung heroines of science, and early astronomer Caroline Herschel.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Ganymede Ocean, Humans To Mars, Warming West Coast Waters

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A subsurface ocean on a Jupiter moon, judging technological hurdles for a flight to Mars, and how warmer waters are affecting sea lions and birds.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Ganymede Ocean, Humans To Mars, Warming West Coast Waters

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A subsurface ocean on a Jupiter moon, judging technological hurdles for a flight to Mars, and how warmer waters are affecting sea lions and birds.

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America's Test Kitchen Radio

329R: Mario Batali Speaks! Up Close and Personal with a Celebrity Chef

Friday, March 13, 2015

This week, we interview chef extraordinaire Mario Batali, who owns 20 restaurants around the world. We’ll put kitchen towels through their paces with gadget guru Lisa McManus, and we’ll taste cold weather beers with expert Lauren Clark. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make whole-wheat blueberry muffins. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio Originally aired October 9-16, 2014. Available for rerun March 12-19, 2015.

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Science Friday

Hr1: Ebola, Polio-Like Paralysis, Fossil Arthropod, ResearchKit

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.

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Science Friday

Hr2: Bot Authors, Pi Day, Pie Crust, Naming Pluto

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can algorithms break into fiction? Plus, secrets of pi the number, secrets of pie the dessert, and how Pluto got its name 85 years ago this week.

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Jacki Lyden on Why Fashion Matters

Sunday, March 08, 2015

"If you ask NPR audiences, 'Do you care about fashion..?' Ninety-five percent of them said 'No.' But if you ask them, 'Do you care about culture?' Ninety-five say 'Yes.'" Jacki Lyden is perhaps best known for her reporting from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. But in a new project, she's turned her attention to fashion. Here's why.

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408: Do Celebrity Diets Really Work? From Marilyn Monroe to Beyoncé

Friday, March 06, 2015

Is Beyoncé's diet really more effective than Taylor Swift’s? This week, we speak with Rebecca Harrington, author of I’ll Have What She’s Having: My Adventures in Celebrity Dieting, who tried scores of celebrity diets to find out what works, what doesn’t, and just how crazy some of our celebrities are. We’ll find out what’s hot and what’s not in the world of kitchen gadgets, and we’ll speak with food writer Adam Gopnik about rediscovering the art of stir-frying. Then we’ll head into the test kitchen to learn how to make a favorite weeknight recipe for French Chicken in a Pot. And of course, we’ll be taking your calls to answer all of your cooking questions. www.americastestkitchen.com/radio

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Pitch

Re-Issue: Somewhere In My Memory

Thursday, March 05, 2015

This is a re-release from the past season of Pitc…

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All Things Considered

Captive Market: A Consultant, His Girlfriend And The Kidnapping Business

Thursday, March 05, 2015

This is a story about a man trying to plan for the unimaginable: What would he do if his girlfriend were kidnapped?

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Science Friday

Hr2: Guide to Exoplanets, Fossil Jaw and Human Evolution, Surveillance and Big Data, Mars Plume

Thursday, March 05, 2015

A guide to exoplanets, a how newly discovered fossil jaw pushes back the date of Homo evolution, Bruce Schneier on surveillance, and how an amateur astronomer spotted a Martian mystery.

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