Listen 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.
Warren Cornwall dives deep into another tragic environmental anniversary: the 5-year mark of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. For Science , @WarrenCornwall, a freelance writer based in Bellingham, visited the region for a comprehensive look at the spill’s impact from sand to sky.
Too High Too Steep by former NSWA President David B. Williams @geologywriter is now available. David will launch the book at the University Bookstore in Seattle’s U District on September 9, 7:00 pm. David’s book promises lots of “did you know” information about the Seattle landscape, supported by “why,” and “when,” and “how.”
Gabriel 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.)
Priscilla 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.”