Health, Science & Environment

An Interview With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Mar 10, 2011

Astrophysicist and NOVA ScienceNOW host Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the newest discoveries in science and technology that allow us to explore different spaces and even different worlds. Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, science communicator, the Frederick P.

Three Ohio Companies Create New "Energy" Jobs.

Jul 6, 2010

Ohio's job picture is pixilated by politics. Already, voters are exposed to campaign ads calling attention to job losses or economic recovery plans. But, beyond the politics, some small energy and technology-based Ohio companies are working to turn some bright ideas and some investment capital into paychecks for workers. WOSU's Tom Borgerding reports.

Back in the mid 1990s, Aaron Lemiuex was hiking the Appalachian trail. Even then, he says he carried a backpack full of electronic devices.

How artists and scientists are working together to call attention to climate change, finding innovative ways to share climate research with the public, with The Ohio State University (OSU) geological science distinguished professor Lonnie Thompson, artist and Cape Farewell project founder David Buckland and OSU Wexner Center for the Arts education director Shelly Casto.

We Still Need Librarians

Feb 4, 2010

The importance of librarians, with journalist and author Marilyn Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch librarian Amy Disch and Upper Arlington Public Library media services manager Shahin Shoar.

The history of coal mining in America and the human and environmental costs of our reliance on coal for energy, with journalist and Coal Free Future project founder <strong>Jeff Biggers</strong>.

Eco-Friendly Companies and Greener Living

Dec 28, 2009

Companies producing eco-friendly products and easy steps toward living a greener lifestyle, with former Audubon magazine editor-in-chief and Whole Green Catalog editor Michael Robbins.

Mount Vernon Business Awaits Jobs Plan From White House

Dec 7, 2009

A Mount Vernon manufacturer is looking to the nation's capital to help boost its bottom line in 2010.

Keeping Up With Kids and Technology

Dec 3, 2009

How parents can better understand and guide the safe use of technology by children and teens, with Clinical Social Worker and co-founders Marje Monroe and creator Mary Kay Hoal.

Author and journalist Colin Beaven talks about his year-long project in which he, his wife, his daughter and his dog attempted to live in New York City with as little environmental impact as possible.

New Technologies Offer Something Gained and Something Lost

Jun 24, 2009

Imagine what the experience of music must have been like before the invention of recording technology,  before iPods, downloads, uplinks, CDs, tapes, and even records and turntables, let alone old 78 RPM Victrolas. If you wanted to hear music, you had to listen to it being made in the present moment by someone else or make it yourself.  Live music was the only kind of music there was.

Environmentalists say Ohio is allowing polluters to damage the health of many residents, particularly the state's poorest and minorities. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the environmentalists say a special commission is needed to clear the air.