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Stories from Washington State Magazine—connecting you to Washington State University, the state, and the world. We'll take you into the lives, research, and experiences of the WSU community, where Cougs from all over talk with us about everything from new ideas and fascinating memories to books and food.

Stories from Washington State Magazine—connecting you to Washington State University, the state, and the world. We'll take you into the lives, research, and experiences of the WSU community, where Cougs from all over talk with us about everything from new ideas and fascinating memories to books and food.

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Stories from Washington State Magazine—connecting you to Washington State University, the state, and the world. We'll take you into the lives, research, and experiences of the WSU community, where Cougs from all over talk with us about everything from new ideas and fascinating memories to books and food.

Twitter:

@wsmagazine

Language:

English


Episodes

Bruce Barritt and the Cosmic Crisp® apple

9/21/2021
Cosmic Crisp® just might be the perfect apple. Crisp, firm, juicy, sweet, slow to brown, and all around pleasing in appearance, it’s good for eating fresh as well as for cooking, in both sweet and savory dishes. Since its commercial release at the end of 2019, the inherently festive, crimson-colored apple, flecked with tiny golden lenticels and dubbed “The Apple of Big Dreams,” has received positive attention around the world. But it was bred at Washington State University specifically...

Duration:00:22:40

YAZZ Band: New Normal

7/30/2021
Listen to a review and tracks from YAZZ Band: New Normal, a new jazz album recorded during the pandemic lockdown by Regents Professor of music Greg Yasinitsky at Washington State University. Along with guest musicians, Yasinitsky made the "little big band" sound from tracks recorded all over the world and then produced at the WSU recording studio. Support the show (https://magazine.wsu.edu/give/)

Duration:00:04:39

The future of hydrogen fuel and a Seattle DJ

7/8/2021
Hydrogen fuel is emerging as a major part of the future fuel mix. Washington State University mechanical engineer Jacob Leachman has been on leading edge of hydrogen research for over a decade. He talks about hydrogen projects in the Pacific Northwest, reasons why hydrogen is a fuel of choice, and the potential of the fuel. Also in this episode: Seattle DJ Taryn Daly, a self-professed rockaholic and a WSU alumna, has her dream job at Seattle’s KISW station. Like most people, Taryn had to...

Duration:00:35:06

Hydrogen fuel start-up, a Coug love story, and healthy plant relationships

2/26/2021
How do you take innovative research from the university lab to the public? Three Washington State University engineering researchers working on unique hydrogen fuel tanks, fueling stations, and other technology started their own company to move their findings into the commercial world. We spoke with two of the founders about the challenges of launching a business and the potential of green hydrogen fuel. Also in this episode: - Two Cougs meet at a stoplight… A love story about a pair of...

Duration:00:27:22

Bats and viruses

1/27/2021
Bats could be a key to help prevent a future pandemic. Washington State University researchers Stephanie Seifert and Michael Letko explain why the flying mammals are important for improving our understanding of viruses and diseases that spill over from animals to humans, such as Ebola, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), and SARS-CoV-2 novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. Seifert and Letko also take on misconceptions about the pandemic and talk about the challenges of studying...

Duration:00:25:06

Roast goose, researcher parents, and a plague journal

12/22/2020
“There never was such a goose. ... Its tenderness and flavour, size and cheapness, were the themes of universal admiration,” wrote Charles Dickens in A Christmas Carol. On this episode, Washington State University executive chef Jamie Callison offers ways to roast and serve the classic holiday goose and sides. It’s a dish ready for a comeback. Also in this episode: Read more about roasting goose, biologist Stephanie Porter’s research on symbiosis, and John Streamas’s plague journal of...

Duration:00:17:32

Glenn Johnson: Voice of the Cougs for 40+ years

11/27/2020
We’re all missing the Apple Cup tradition this year, but we can still listen to the Voice of the Cougs. Glenn Johnson, mayor of Pullman and WSU football and basketball announcer, talked with associate editor Adriana Janovich via Zoom about his 40 plus years as Voice of the Cougars, and the surreal experience of announcing a 2020 football game at Martin Stadium without a crowd of fans. Read more about Johnson’s career in “The Voice.” (Fall 2020 Washington State Magazine) Support the show...

Duration:00:28:32

Rowing for 50 years, listening to art, and encouraging women in STEM

11/16/2020
Cougar Crew, a scrappy and resilient group of rowers at Washington State University, recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. They had to cancel a banquet and other events due to COVID-19, but former coach Ken Struckmeyer and rower Doug “Doc” Engle reminisce about the team, catching a crab, and rowing on the Snake River near Pullman. Also in this episode: Ambiente432 Read more about Cougar Crew, Ambiente432, and women in STEM. Support the show (https://magazine.wsu.edu/give/)

Duration:00:18:57

Hunting the western toad, recognizing courage, and delving into the novel Stripland

9/1/2020
Erim Gómez lives his childhood dream: catching frogs, toads, and salamanders. The doctoral student in environmental studies hunts for the western toad along the Snake River, as he works to determine the biodiversity of amphibians on the Palouse prairie. Also in this episode: StriplandRead more about disappearing amphibians, Carla Peperzak's life, and the novel Stripland. Support the show (https://magazine.wsu.edu/give/)

Duration:00:16:50

Composing music, living with wasps, and relishing Rainier cherries

7/13/2020
Composer and Washington State University music professor Greg Yasinitsky hears a band in his head when he's creating music. In the premiere episode of Washington State Magazine's podcast, Yasinitsky dives into the art and craft of composition...and why writing music for kids requires special attention. Also in this episode: Read more about WSU's music studio, wasp research, and Rainier cherries. Support the show (https://magazine.wsu.edu/give/)

Duration:00:15:48