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In our final episode for this year, we’ll be looking back by interviewing three researchers behind some of the most popular Conversation articles of 2018.  Dr. John Spencer, Dr. Rick Aster and Dr. Chris Rithner talk about their research into the transmission of the leprosy disease, induced earthquakes in Oklahoma and the remarkable properties of helium....

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On this episode, I sit down with Shelby, a liberal arts student studying Journalism and Media Communications at Colorado State. Shelby had the opportunity as an undergraduate student to travel abroad to Rwanda and Uganda to document the collaborative work being done by CSU’s Energy Institute and Xpower to provide microgrid technology and energy access across these countries. As a member of CSU’s media team, Shelby was able to see...

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On this episode, I sit down with Joe Von Fischer a Professor of Biology & Zach Weller an Assistant Professor in Statistics at Colorado State. Both Joe and Zach have been working on a project with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Google Earth Outreach to pinpoint climate pollution in metropolitan cities. Their mission with this project is it to establish faster and cheaper ways to find and assess methane leaks under city...

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On this episode, I sit down with the Director of the Community Literacy Center Tobi Jacobi, and one of the center’s interns Bree Jones, to discuss the CLC’s mission to create alternative literacy opportunities that work to educate and empower underserved populations. With some background on the CLC, we will then discuss Tobi and Bree’s roles and some of the heartfelt moments they’ve experienced while orchestrating the center’s...

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On this episode, I sit down with Mike Humphrey an Assistant Professor in the Liberal Arts College here at Colorado State. Humphrey researches how life stories emerge on social media as well as teaches Digital Storytelling & Audience Engagement and Entrepreneurial Journalism. As a recognized journalist and scholar at CSU, Humphrey has also contributed to a variety of publications. In the ever-changing landscape of digital media I...

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On this episode, we sit down with Shane Garland & Derek Young, both grad students in Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University. Shane and Derek both currently work with the ITS Labs, over at CSU’s Powerhouse Energy Campus, where they’re working on an Ultra-Efficient Turbo-Compression Cooling System, both Shane and Derek work with their team to develop a thermally powered supplemental cooling system for thermoelectric...

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