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FULL SHOW: March 10, 2019

Neuroscientist BethAnn McLaughlin has been recognized for her work against sexual harassment in science, but may lose her research position at Vanderbilt University.
Jon Tadiello, MIT Media Lab
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"The take-home message for anyone watching this from afar is: 'Ooh, you take a lot of risk when you report in a sexual harassment investigation.'"  - Meredith Wadman

This week on Living Lab Radio:

  • In a tour of recent headlines, Anna Nagle of Nature explains how researchers have cleared two patients of HIV, given mice night-vision (without goggles), and gotten THC from yeast.
  • Reporter Meredith Wadman tells the cautionary tale of BethAnn McLaughlin, a neuroscientist and prominent #MeTooSTEM activist who may lose her research position at Vanderbilt University.
  • Geographer Doreen Boyd shares how satellites are revealing modern slavery, from brick-making to mining and fishing.
  • Leila Kinney of MIT's Center for Art, Science and Technology describes work at the intersection of art and artificial intelligence.

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Elsa Partan is a producer for Living Lab Radio. 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.