A Smart Predator: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

A Smart Predator: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

Aired Saturday, September 16, 2023

A Smart Predator: White Sharks in the North Atlantic

Show #245

Talking about North Atlantic White Sharks, the largest predatory shark, and until recently, rare in the western North Atlantic. This predator is crucial in maintaining a healthy marine ecosystem, and after decades of declines, appears to be in a state of recovery. At the top of the food chain, white sharks help to control populations of species such as the growing aggregations of grey seals found in this region. The resurgence of white sharks in the western North Atlantic is likely due to conservation efforts such as those being led by Dr. Burns. We will have a conversation about Tom’s interest in photography and research, the perfect blend of art and science.

Guests

Dr. Tom Burns, Creator and Project Leader, Cape Cod White Shark Predation Study; Photographer

A Family Tradition: The Art and Science of Cranberries

A Family Tradition: The Art and Science of Cranberries

Aired Saturday, September 9, 2023

A Family Tradition: The Art and Science of Cranberries

The Conversation

Cranberries are a wild native fruit to Cape Cod. Native Americans introduced cranberries to early Cape Cod settlers and taught them how to use cranberries for medicinal purposes and to produce red dye. In the north village of Dennis, Henry Hall discovered cultivated cranberries by accident in 1816. An industry was born with many retired sea captains taking up the cranberry business. Join us as we explore the art and science of cranberries in this episode with the owner of Annie’s Crannies as she takes us through the history and craft of bringing cranberries to our tables. We will explore how our guest went from Broadway to working a cranberry bog, the challenges she and other growers face and the differences between dry and wet harvesting. We will look at why these farms are so important and why you should buy local whenever possible. 

Guests

Annie Walker, Owner, Annie’s Crannies; Molly Walker, Next Generation Cranberry Farmer

A Family Tradition: The Art and Science of Cranberries

Connections in Art and Science: Exploring Nature Through Art

Connections in Art and Science: Exploring Nature Through Art

Aired Saturday, September 2, 2023

Connections in Art and Science: Exploring Nature Through Art

The Conversation

Talking about teaching drawing to help people slow down and notice so much more, connecting with their subject matter, and providing moments of mindfulness and presence. Our guest loves to see people have moments of insight about what they’re looking at and see the joy that comes from honing their drawing skills.  Her work with the Art & Science in One through the Cambridge Public Schools, trains adult volunteers to work with 4th and 5th graders on nature journaling as a way of honing the students’ observational skills, their connection to nature, and their ability to draw and write about what they observe.

Guests

Erica Beade, Illustrator and Educator

Nursing: Improving Communications Through the Arts

Nursing: Improving Communications Through the Arts

Aired Saturday, August 26, 2023

Nursing: Improving Communications Through the Arts

The Conversation

Health care delivery is especially complicated and requires a balance between the science of medicine and the art of care. In today’s show we will be talking to our guest about her work using art to teach and improve observational skills with both nursing students and practicing nurses. Can the arts improve how our nurses communicate with their patients allowing them to provide more compassionate and effective medical care to patients? Additionally, we will explore her work in using artwork to facilitate conversations focused on diversity and equity. Join us as we explore the research behind these new ideas.

Guests

Dr. Meg Moorman, Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

Nursing: Improving Communications Through the Arts

Little Successes Can Change Everything: Building Solutions for Our Carbon Future – Episode 2

Little Successes Can Change Everything: Building Solutions for Our Carbon Future – Episode 2

Aired Saturday, August 19, 2023

Little Successes Can Change Everything: Building Solutions for Our Carbon Future – Episode 2

Show #220

Talking about large-scale drivers of carbon at the very highest level of concern for the survival of life on the planet. We will explore the pragmatic microlevel of the design of a few individual buildings, materials, and systems that in the that demonstrate the multiplying effect of little success stories. What does it mean to be resilient versus resistant and what does it mean to be Net Zero.

Guests

Tom Huf, Senior Education Facilities Planner,
University of Massachusetts; Jacob Knowles,
Director of Sustainable Design at BR+A; Mark Oldham, Principal Architect at Payette; Andrea Love, LEED Fellow and Principal Architect at Payette; Ted Mendoza, Capital Projects Manager at University of Massachusetts

Little Successes Can Change Everything: Building Solutions for Our Carbon Future – Episode 2

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