Got Science? Podcast
Get your science on with the new podcast from the Union of Concerned Scientists. Our hosts take on technology, attacks on science, climate change, and more, as they channel the power of science to make the world a better place.
Episode 28: Why the Government Doesn't Research Gun Violence
March 6, 2018Charise Johnson, research associate at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can’t study gun violence injuries and death, and how this leaves the public in the dark and at risk.
Episode 27: How Science Can Make Voting Fair
March 5, 2018
Dr. Michael Latner, Kendall Voting Rights Fellow with the UCS Center for Science and Democracy, uses science to level the playing field for voters.
Episode 26: Why the US Missile Defense System Won't Work
February 6, 2018
Physicist Dr. Laura Grego explains in lay terms just why the US ground-based midcourse missile defense system--the one that is supposed to intercept a North Korean missile--doesn't work.
Episode 25: Who's Responsible for Climate Damages?
January 24, 2018
Dr. Peter Frumhoff discusses how science is pinpointing companies’ impacts.
Episode 24: A Retreat from Science at the Department of Interior
January 9, 2018
Sally Jewell, former Secretary at the Department of Interior, talks about the Trump administration’s effort to rollback scientific and conservation safeguards.
Episode 23: Electric Vehicles Just Won't Stall
December 19, 2017
Straight from the Los Angeles auto show, UCS engineer David Reichmuth talks about the drive to make EVs more accessible, affordable, and ubiquitous.
Episode 22: “I Want You to Act”: Gina McCarthy on Pruitt’s EPA, Flint, and the Path Forward
December 5, 2017
Former EPA administrator Gina McCarthy talks about the state of affairs at the Environmental Protection Agency.
Episode 21: Thanks Science!
November 21, 2017
Five esteemed scientists, including a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, tell us why they are grateful for science.
Episode 20: A Climate Fingerprinter Fights On
November 7, 2017
Dr. Ben Santer, climate scientist and one of the first scientists to identify how humans are influencing the global climate, talks about his work and also how he became the target of vicious attacks by fossil-fuel interests.
Episode 19: A Football Star Stands Up for Science
October 24, 2017
From football to pharmaceuticals, there’s a playbook for sidelining science. Former NFL player Chris Borland joins UCS science and policy analyst Genna Reed to discuss how powerful interests deceive, misinform, and buy influence at the expense of public health and safety.
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