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Braun: Podcast #1, Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane_Katrina_winds_1200utc29Aug05_landfall_LA_1hrListen to Ashley Braun (@ashleybraun) for a first-person, scientist’s view of day 1 of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath. On the 10-year anniversary of the disaster, Ashley, an editor at NOAA, presents her first podcast in what we hope is a long series. NOAA responders who mobilized to New Orleans tell what they saw and what they did to contain more than 100 oil spills caused by flooding.

Spitzer: See the Invisible

Slime_Mold_Olympic_National_Park_North_Fork_Sol_DucGabriel Spitzer (@gabrielspitzer) of KPLU has another striking episode of his weekly show, “Sound Effects.” Dark matter, pickpocketing, and race all make an appearance in Gabriel’s stories under the theme of invisibility. (A tip from former NSWA President Sally James: be sure to listen to the end for the segment with local scientific illustrator Angela Mele about her fine art on slime molds.)

Long: A Bridge to Poetry

BayBridgePriscilla Long’s (@PriscillaLong) scientific prose is beautiful so of course, she is also a poet. Hear her read from her new volume, Crossing Over: Poems, at her official book launch, Saturday September 19, 7:00 pm, Elliott Bay Book Company. Sam Green, inaugural Poet Laureate of Washington, writes, “This is not a first book of poems by a beginner, but the solid structure of an accomplished writer.”