articles tagged "Brian Standing"

Green Pea Galaxies and the Origins of the Universe

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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On August 26, 2013 Monday host Brian Standing took us on a trip one and a half billion light years away. Out there, lie some round, green blobs that turn out to be galaxies very unlike our own Milky Way. These galaxies, dubbed the Green Peas due to their apparent color, turn out not only to be highly efficient star factories, but may hold some clues to the origins of the universe, shortly after the Big Bang. Anne Jaskot is a graduate student in astronomy at the University of Michigan, and recently authored the paper THE ORIGIN AND OPTICAL DEPTH OF IONIZING RADIATION IN THE “GREEN PEA” GALAXIES. more »

Is There Still Hope for Democracy in Egypt?

Wednesday, 28 August 2013 | buzz
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Two and a half years after former President Mubarak’s resignation, the Arab Spring in Egypt has turned sour. The Egyptian military removed Mohamed Morsi, Mubarak’s elected successor from office in a coup d’etat. The aftermath of the coup has been waves of chaos and death, as Morsi supporters and the Egyptian army have clashed in the streets, leaving over 1,000 dead. On August 26, 2013, Democracy Now! and The Nation correspondent Sharif Abdel Kouddous joined Brian Standing to discuss the latest on the crackdown. more »

The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | buzz
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What does our galaxy smell like? Believe it or not, that question is a serious one. William H. Waller, an astrophysicist who has taught and studied at the Harvard-Smithsonian Institute, the Goddard Space Center and Tufts University, joined Brian Standing on Monday, August 19, to chat about the radial-armed galaxy we call home. Waller currently teaches science at Rockport Massachussetts High School – lucky students – and is the author of The Milky Way: An Insider’s Guide, available from Princeton University Press. more »

Tom Philpott on the “Dead Zone”

Tuesday, 20 August 2013 | buzz
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Mother Jones’ Tom Philpott joined Monday host Brian Standing on August 19, 2013 for his monthly discussion of food and agriculture. This time around, Tom’s talking about the giant, oxygen-sucking, lethal algae blooms that crop up every year in the Gulf of Mexico. Who’s to blame? Us, the food we eat and the way we grow it. more »

Milkhouse Radio Live on the Radio

Monday, 19 August 2013 | buzz
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Madison bluegrass mavens Milkhouse Radio got up early on Monday, August 19, to join host Brian Standing on the Buzz. This clip features two original tunes “Cobwebs and Kerosene,” and “Driftless,” as well as a cover of the Gillian Welch / Dave Rawlings tune, “It’s Too Easy.” Milkhouse Radio’s new self-titled CD is available at their live gigs, on iTunes and on Amazon.. more »

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