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Mars is Coming! Here's what to expect with Jon Bell, Hallstrom Planetarium Director

The planet Mars is making its closest approach in 15 years during the summer of 2018. Here's what to expect by Jon Bell, the planetarium director of the Hallstrom Planetarium and professor of Physical Sciences at Indian River State College in Fort Pierce, Florida. Jon is also the host of the radio program SKYWATCH. In...

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NASA CRS-15 Behind the Scenes of SpaceX Falcon 9 Resupply Mission to the ISS

Here's a recap of our journey to the launch of SpaceX CRS-15 mission at Cape Canaveral on June 29, 2018, as part of the NASA's Social Media group. We were treated to behind the scenes look at NASA buildings, rockets and laboratories as well as the scientists and engineers who had a part in this...

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Dust Storms on Mars, Opportunity Rover Status & the Future of Human Space Exploration – Dr. Jim Rice

The Opportunity Rover, which has been surviving on Mars since January 2004, is struggling for its life during the dust storms on the red planet. In this episode, Dr. Jim Rice, the senior scientist at the Planetary Science Institute, discusses the current dust storms (the worst ever recorded) and how Opportunity is being affected. Dr....

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The Time Has Come To Go To Mars – Dr. Robert Zubrin, President & Founder of The Mars Society

The Time has come to go to Mars! Dr. Robert Zubrin is the founder and President of the Mars Society, as well as a member of the organization's Board of Directors.  Dr. Zubrin is also President of Pioneer Astronautics, an aerospace R&D company located in Lakewood, Colorado.  Formerly a Staff Engineer at Lockheed Martin Astronautics...

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How to take action now to pursue the life that you want – Jeet Banerjee

In this episode, Jeet Banerjee is going to share with us his tips for how to take action now to pursue the life that you want. Jeet is a 25-year-old serial entrepreneur, digital marketing consultant and TEDx speaker. Jeet began his entrepreneurial journey at age 17 and since then has launched over 10 companies. He...

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Dr. Linda Yueh – What Would the Great Economists Do?

In this episode Dr. Linda Yueh discusses her latest book, “What would the great economists do?” which looks at how we can apply lessons and theories of the past to solve today’s biggest economic problems. Dr. Yueh is an economist, broadcaster and author. She holds senior academic positions at Oxford University, London Business School, and...

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A Journey with John Schneider – AKA “Bo Duke”: Musician, Actor, Filmmaker

John Schneider, who made his television debut in 1978 as Bo Duke on The Dukes of Hazzard then went on to many other shows including Smallville, Touched by an Angel, JAG and Walker, Texas Ranger, speaks with us in this episode about not only “Bo Duke”, but also his incredibly successful music career. We also...

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Lost in Space Reboot Review with Alpha Control's Laen August

In this episode (Spoiler Alert!) we review the Netflix reboot of Lost in Space with Laen August, co-host of the Alpha Control podcast. Laen grew up watching Irwin Allen’s original sci-fi adventure TV series and became a life-long fan. Each week, he and his co-host Kurt review individual episodes of the classic series. Laen is retired...

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Gary Varvel – Award-winning editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter

Gary Varvel is an award-winning, editorial cartoonist, actor and screenwriter. He draws political cartoons for The Indianapolis Star and has over 30 years of experience as a professional journalist. His work appears in 100 newspapers around the world, including The New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Time, and Sports Illustrated, as well as on...

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Take Four – Chill Rock Band Releases New EP “Intentions”

Check out the jazz-fused chill rock band, Take Four, an incredibly talented group of young musicians from the Indianapolis area. Take Four just released their EP “Intentions” featuring the title hit “Intentions”, along with “Crazy”, “Sweet Talk”, and “Left to Lose”. In today's episode we feature music clips as well as how the group formed...

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Darwin Comes to Town: How the Urban Jungle Drives Evolution – biologist Menno Schilthuizen

Menno Schilthuizen is a senior research scientist at Naturalis Biodiversity Center in the Netherlands and a professor of evolutionary biology at Leiden University. Menno is one of a growing number of “urban ecologists” studying how our manmade environments are accelerating and changing the evolution of the animals and plants around us. In his new book,...

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2001: A Space Odyssey – The Making of a Masterpiece featuring Michael Benson

Michael Benson works at the intersection of art and science. A writer, artist, and filmmaker, his new book, Space Odyssey: Stanley Kubrick, Arthur C. Clarke, and the Making of a Masterpiece examines the four year long production of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and was published on the 50th anniversary of that film’s release. During the last...

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