Northwest Public Radio is proud to present the host of Talk of the Nation: Science Friday, Ira Flatow, in a public appearance in the Chief Joseph Middle School Auditorium in Richland. Flatow will lead a panel of regional experts in the fields of science, technology and energy in a discussion on the future of energy.
Guest panelists for the October 29th event will include:
- Dr. Donald Wall, Director Nuclear Radiation Center at Washington State University
- Michael Kintner-Meyer, Advanced Power and Energy Systems at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
- Keith Thomsen, DrEnv, PE, BCEE, Assistant Director Center for Bioproducts & Bioenergy at Washington State University
- Rachel Shimshak, Founding Director of Renewable Northwest Project
Each week, NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist Ira Flatow anchors the live two-hour talk show, bringing listeners a lively, informative discussion on science, technology, health, space and the environment. On television, Flatow has discussed cutting-edge science stories on several programs including the four-part PBS series Big Ideas. For six years he was host and writer for the Emmy award-winning Newton’s Appleon PBS, and was a science reporter for CBS, Westinghouse, and CNBC. Over his 35-year career, Flatow has also discussed science on the Today Show, Charlie Rose, Merv Griffin and Oprah.
Flatow is also founder and president of the Science Friday Initiative, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit company dedicated to creating radio, TV and Internet projects which make science user friendly.
Talk of the Nation: Science Friday airs every Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on all of the stations of Northwest Public Radio’s NPR News service, including 89.7FM in Tri Cities/Walla Walla, 88.5FM in Yakima, 1250AM and 89.9FM in Pullman/Moscow, 91.5 in Moses Lake, 90.3 in Wenatchee and 89.9 in Ellensburg, 89.7 in Mt Vernon, 104.3 in Bellingham and 88.9 in Centralia/Chehalis and Olympia.