Science/Engineering and students

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Is there a way to alert a school’s football coach of a player’s possible concussion? Is fracking a viable environmental concern? What are practical steps to assist people suffering from depression?

These and several other hypotheses were posed by middle and high school students in the recent Snyopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair. It’s encouraging to see young people looking for solutions.

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Oceans and Resources

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What are the pros/cons of the different desalination plants? Who do rising sea levels affect? This week, I speak with oceanographer Dr. Tony Jones, who pursues utilization of the natural and mineral resources of the sea, without causing further harm to the marine environment.

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Urban forests and Great Basins

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The health benefits of trees and their contribution to saving money on utility bills are perks to their visual beauty. Ray Tretheway of the Sacramento Tree Foundation provides insight into the offerings of trees and why each community should have its own tree foundation.

And, we visit Great Basin National Park in Nevada.

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Tree guitars and clowns

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This week I interview Linda Wood of Sacramento Klown Alley and talk all things clowns, includingthe ongoing debate: fun or scary?