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FULL SHOW: March 3, 2019

Physicist Dominic Walliman's map of physics.
Dominic Walliman

“The term quantum leap has already pervaded our vocabulary. We use it to mean something magical - something that challenges the imagination - even if many people who use it don't quite understand what it means."  -Evelyn Hu

This week on Living Lab Radio:

  • Physicist Alan Chodos looks back on MIT's March 4th, 1969 anti-war teach-in that he helped organize, and which led to the founding of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
  • Ocean scientist Stephanie Dutkevicz explains how climate change could affect the color of the ocean. Far from being a cosmetic issue, shifting ocean color reflects changes in ocean chemistry and the growth of microscopic plants at the base of all food chains.
  • Thomas Bollyky of the Council on Foreign Relations explains the paradox of  lengthening life spans in the world's poorest nations.
  • Harvard's Evelyn Hu demystifies the quantum revolution and shares her vision of just how life-changing it could be.

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Elsa Partan is a producer and newscaster with CAI. She first came to the station in 2002 as an intern and fell in love with radio. She is a graduate of Bryn Mawr College and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. From 2006 to 2009, she covered the state of Wyoming for the NPR member station Wyoming Public Media in Laramie. She was a newspaper reporter at The Mashpee Enterprise from 2010 to 2013. She lives in Falmouth with her husband and two daughters.