Podcasts (Science)

Anthony Silver
March 30, 2017

Anthony Silver, MS, MA, LMFT, BCIA-EEG, director of Gray Matters, spoke about concussions, the use of functional brain imaging in evaluation and neurofeedback for treatment on March 30, 2017 at the Westport Library. 

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November 1, 2016

Medical oncologist Dr. Richard Frank, interventional gastroenterologist Dr. Naveen Anand, surgeon Dr. Francis Cannizzo, Jr., dietician and oncology nutrition specialist Vicki Barber and genetics expert Susan Ingram from the Western Connecticut Health Network addressed pancreatic cancer, from prevention to treatment at the Westport Library on November 1, 2016.

Co-sponsors: Western Connecticut Health Network, Ron Foley Foundation and Verastem.

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Lateef Habib
January 7, 2016

Lateef Habib MSSW, LCSW, BCD, CPDPE and clinical coordinator of Outpatient Services in the department of Psychiatry at Norwalk Hospital, spoke about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons on January 7, 2016. 

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Heidi B. Hammel
December 15, 2015

Heidi B. Hammel, planetary astronomer and executive vice-president of the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy, spoke about the exploration of the universe with the James Webb Space Telescope on December 15, 2015.

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Caleb Scharf
December 5, 2015

Caleb Scharf, the director of the multidisciplinary Columbia Astrobiology Center, discussed his research interests on the nature of environments suitable for life and his newest book The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities, an investigation of the latest scientific thinking on the age-old question of the significance and uniqueness of life on Earth on December 5, 2015.

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David Pogue
May 3, 2015

Hear about the latest green technology advances from David Pogue, host of NOVA’s “Making Stuff” from May 3, 2015.

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Eric Starbuck
November 25, 2014

Eric Starbuck, Save the Children Advisor on Child Health & Pandemic Preparedness, spoke about the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, the impact of the first cases in the US and how the US is responding to this health threat on November 25, 2014.

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Carl Zimmer
November 1, 2014

Carl Zimmer discusses his current article in National Geographic, "Mindsuckers," which explores parasites, their complexity, adaptation and interaction with the host's mind on November 1, 2014. 

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Sarah Cooperman
July 8, 2013

Recent Staples High School graduate Sarah Cooperman talked about her experience studying polar bearpolar bears in their endangered habitat through Gault Energy & Stone-Polar Bears International program on July 8, 2013.

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David Pogue
June 23, 2013

David Pogue, who writes a tech column for the New York Times and is a host of NOVA, the long-running PBS science show, discussed various science topics, on June 16, 2013.

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