This multimedia program incorporates two slam poetry performances, touches on theories of gender development, summarizes recent research on gender equality in youth, and offers discussion about what society can do to heal the false binary of male vs. female so that we all can become whole human beings. Claire Zilber, MD is a psychiatrist in … Continue reading "#75 – Claire Zilber, MD – MAN UP! The Shame-Based Roots of Misogyny"
Topic – What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change In this talk, Dr. Gardiner shares stories from her book, Tales from an Uncertain World: What Other Assorted Disasters Can Teach Us About Climate Change, illustrating how we can play to our strengths and avoid our blind spots to be more resilient in … Continue reading "#64 Dr. Lisa S. Gardiner"
Topic – Immune Responses to Stress and Loss Claire Zilber, MD, will discuss the physiological effects of acute and chronic stress, including caregiver stress and grief, on immune functioning. She will review ways to protect against the health effects of stress so that caregivers and people in mourning can remain more physically and emotionally resilient. … Continue reading "#63 Claire Zilber, MD"
Topic – Preserving and Promoting America’s Geoheritage Sites of geological significance in the United States are protected at a variety of federal agencies, including the National Park Service, the Bureau of Land Management, and U.S. Forest Service–as well as tribal, state and local entities. In 2016, U.S. National Academy of Sciences’ National Committee on Geological … Continue reading "#62 Dr. Tom Casadevall – U.S. Geological Survey"
Topic – Your Right to Know You may have heard about a time when hundreds of journalists roamed the Denver metro area, keeping an eye on government — among other things — so that people could stay informed about important stuff, like how their tax dollars are spent. Newspaper journalists have become an endangered species … Continue reading "#61 Jeff Roberts – Colorado Freedom of Information Coalition"
Topic: The Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 November 2018 is the anniversary of the end of World War I, and it is also the anniversary of the Great Influenza Pandemic, often called the Spanish Flu. While the end of World War I is considered an historic event in our history, the 1918 Influenza Pandemic is practically … Continue reading "#60 Frank Blaha-Professional Engineer, Water Research Foundation"
Topic: Applying Geological Exploration Methods to Assist Homicide Investigators in Locating Clandestine Graves In 1988, NecroSearch International, a non-profit organization, was founded to provide the international law enforcement community with scientific assistance in locating clandestine gravesites related to homicides. Thirty years later, NecroSearch has assisted police and district attorneys with more than 300 cases in 40 … Continue reading "#59 Jim Reed – RockWare Inc. Director of...
Title: Good Maps, Bad Maps, Location Privacy, and Why It All Matters Description: Mapping and cartography is an ancient art and science, but maps are more relevant and more numerous than ever before. The advent of web based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) has enabled anyone and everyone to make maps and share personal information such … Continue reading "#58 Joseph Kerski – Environmental Systems Research Institute"
The National Park Service manages 417 units across the United States to preserve natural and cultural resources, and the values of our great nation. From grizzly bears to grizzled peaks and charges to early American history, these units represent some of the most unique places on earth. But as climate change, air pollution and invasive … Continue reading "#57 – Dr. Mike Bell – Using Science to Influence Management of our National Parks"
In large part the history of Colorado is the history of its water use. From at least 1200 A.D. to the current period, the region now known as Colorado has depended on its access to water to support civilization. It hasn’t been easy managing water within an arid and drought-prone region. Many scientists believe that … Continue reading "#56 – Erin McDanal – Responses to Drought by Colorado’s Governors"
Dr. Carla Klehm, Assistant Professor Adjunct at University of Colorado Boulder Topic – From My Coolest Archaeological Find in Africa to Why Wakanda from Marvel’s Black Panther Movie is (Almost) a Real Place Just how two giraffes got to China from Africa nearly 80 years before Columbus first visited the Americas is one of many … Continue reading "#55 – Dr. Carla Klehm – From My Coolest Archaeological Find in Africa to Why Wakanda from Marvel’s Black Panther Movie is (Almost) a Real Place"
May 8, 2018 Johanna Kovarik, U.S.Forest Service, National Cave and Karst Program Coordinator Topic – A Life Underground: Studying and Stewarding the Magical Subterranean World of Caves Caves and karst landscapes are rich in resources, including the largest springs around the world and the most productive groundwater on Earth. Caves and karst provide a unique … Continue reading "#54 – Johanna Kovarik – A Life Underground: Studying and Stewarding the Magical Subterranean World of Caves"
March 13, 2018 Cartographer Catherine Costello – usgs Topic – Mapping & Tracking Wildland Fires The Geospatial Multi-Agency Coordination (GeoMAC) app is an internet-based mapping application originally designed for fire managers to access online mapping of locations and perimeters for wildland fires burning in the United States. With a standard web browser, GeoMAC allows fire … Continue reading "#53 – Catherine Costello – Mapping & Tracking Wildland Fires"