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.
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.
October 10, 2017
Dr. Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses his new report on the dwindling role of coal in the U.S. energy sector, talks to a number of innovators in his home state of West Virginia about how they are transitioning away from coal, and relays the experience of environmental justice advocates fighting to improve public health in their communities.
September 26, 2017
Dr. Andrea Basche, an agricultural scientist and AAAS Fellow at USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture, talks about the power of soil to fight floods and droughts. Tune in to get the dirt on dirt.
September 12, 2017
Mustafa Ali was a chief environmental justice official and founding member of the Office of Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency. He talks about his experience at the EPA, his decision to resign, and the importance of science in environmental justice.
August 29, 2017
Senior energy analysts Laura Wisland and John Rogers from the Union of Concerned Scientists discuss all things solar, from getting solar on your roof to connecting that energy to the power grid.
August 15, 2017
Dr. Gretchen Goldman, research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and co-author of the new UCS report "Sidelining Science since Day One", talks about the Trump administration's attacks on science, their real-life consequences, and how scientists and the public can fight back.
August 1, 2017
UCS scientist and climate advocate Nicole Hernandez Hammer and Pulitzer-prize nominated journalist and UCS fellow Derrick Z. Jackson talk about what they are seeing on the ground in chronically flooded coastal communities.
July 4, 2017
Erika Spanger-Siegfried, senior analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, brings us startling new research on sea level rise and the hard choices ahead for coastal communities.
July 4, 2017
Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, is back to give a recap of the recent months of the Trump administration and how he sees things playing out in light of President Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement
June 20, 2017
Part 2 of our interview with Dr. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists. Dr. Wright continues his discussion of North Korea’s missile program, the accelerating pace of launch tests, and what scientific information he gleans from each of them.