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Friday, September 18, 2009

Minnesota Public Radio Stories

  • Tapping into the power of the sun
    Solar power was touted as a potential solution to the energy crisis of the 1970s, but it never really caught on after the crisis passed. Now, advocates say the technology exists for solar power to become a part of our energy portfolio.9:06 a.m.
    Rhone Resch: President and CEO of the Solar Energy Industries Association.
    Ken Zweibel: Director of the George Washington University Solar Institute.
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  • To Everest and back
    A local scientist talks about his summit of Mount Everest after several high-altitude excursions around the world.9:45 a.m.
    Mike Farris: High-altitude climber and biology professor at Hamline University who teaches seminars on high-altitude human biology. His latest book is "The Altitude Experience: Successful Trekking and Climbing above 8,000 Feet."
  • What science says about loneliness
    A host of physical and mental ailments like sleep disorders, depression and a weakened immune system are being linked to loneliness. Is our increasingly computer-networked society making the problem better or worse?10:06 a.m.
    John Cacioppo: Professor and Director of the Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience at the University of Chicago.
    Michael Bugeja: Director Greenlee School of Journalism and Communication at Iowa State University. He is author of "Interpersonal Divide: The Search for Community in a Technological Age."

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