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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast

Groks Science Radio Show is a weekly science radio program heard on radio stations across the country and also as a podcast. Each week, the hosts, Dr. Charles Lee, Dr. Frank Ling, Dr. Joanna Rowell and Forrest Gulden take an in-depth look at recent events in the world of science and technology, and examine the effects of recent discoveries on our daily lives.



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World War II was a time of great historical upheaval, where many moments in time could have drastically altered the course of history.  On this episode, William Martin explores these scenarios in his book, December '41.
Topics: science, WWII, history, groks
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Homo sapiens has come to dominate the planet, but what are the traits that have allowed humans to have such a position.  On this episode, Dr. Liat Ben David discussed her book, The Story of Our Lives.
Topics: science, humans, traits, homo sapiens, groks
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A career in science is challenging, but even more so after serving time in prison.  How can the barriers facing former inmates be overcome?  On this episode, Dr. Stanley Andrisse discussed his book and organization, From Prison Cells to Ph.D.
Topics: science, prison, academia, groks
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Changes to the global environment are now causing major economic changes across the globe.  How are economic issues influencing the climate debate? On this episode, Bob Keefe, discussed his book, Climatenomics.
Topics: science, economics, climate change, climatenomics, groks
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Although emotional expression through language is often viewed as supplemental to rational thoughts, the actual organization may be reversed.  On this episode, Dr. Mark Changizi discussed his book, Expressly Human.
Topics: science, language, emotion, groks
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Food allergies and related conditions appear to be increasing in prevalence.  But, how do we diagnose and treat these conditions.  On this episode, Dr. Ruchi Gupta discussed her book, Food Without Fear.
Topics: science, food, food allergy, celiac, nutrition, groks
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The gut microbiome can greatly influence the health of the organism, but is often overlooked when considering lifestyle dietary choices.  On this episode, Dr. William Davis discussed his new book, Super Gut.
Topics: science, metabolism, gut, microbiome, diet, fermentation, groks
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In a worldwide plague with societies under lockdown, how can human communities survive? On this episode, Umar Turaki discussed his new novel, Such A Beautiful Thing to Behold.
Topics: science, pandemic, novel, groks
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The video game industry of the early 80s was dominated for a time by the Atari VCS.  But, the fall of the industry has been attributed to one video game, E.T.  On this episode, Howard Scott Warshaw discussed his new book, Once Upon Atari.
Topics: science, computers, video games, Atari, ET, groks
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Although some decisions are never easy, they can be made even more complicated by the manner in which they are presented.  On this episode, Dr. Eric J. Johnson discussed his new book, The Elements of Choice.
Topics: science, decision, economics, choice architecture, groks
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Technology is quickly evolving in several different domains, but how will these changes affect our future?  On this episode, Steven Hoffman discussed his book, The Five Forces That Change Everything.
Topics: science, technology, business, groks
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Although the chronological age of an individual may be indicative of overall health, a better measure of biological age may be found in DNA methylation patterns.  On this episode, Kara Fitzgerald discussed her new book, Younger You.
Topics: science, methylation, DNA, longevity, youth, biology, aging, groks
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Although changes to the global environment and climate seem to be increasing, is it possible to restore the climate for a sustainable future?  On this episode, Peter Fiekowsky discussed his new book, Climate Restoration.
Topics: science, climate, climate change, climate restoration, environment, population, groks
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Although the inequities across the globe require philanthropic solutions, most projects can do more harm than good.  Is there another way?  On this episode, Prof. Kirk Bowman discussed his new book, Reimagining Global Philanthropy.
Topics: science, philanthropy, community bank, groks
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Although the nature of reality may appear to be solidly constructed, our conscious experiences may arise from other fundamental properties of nature.  On this episode, Dr. Howard Eisenberg discussed his book, Dream It to Do It.
Topics: science, consciousness, dream, reality, groks
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The production of meat is an inefficient process that can be substantially improved using modern biotechnology methods.  On this episode, Dr. Karthik Sekar discussed his new book, After Meat.
Topics: science, bioreactor, meat, biotechnology, groks
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Although anxiety levels have been increasing lately, can this actually be used for good?  On this episode, Dr. Wendy Suzuki discussed her new book, Good Anxiety.
Topics: science, anxiety, sociology, psychology, groks
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The development of the next generation of medicines will likely benefit from the vast number of compounds produced by plants around the world. On this episode, Dr. Cassandra Leah Quave discussed her new book, The Plant Hunter.
Topics: science, medicine, plants, ethnobotany, natural products, groks
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The changes to the global climate are often too vast to accurately comprehend.  However, with appropriate visual aids, these changes become readily apparent.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Buma discussed his book, The Atlas of a Changing Climate.
Topics: science, climate, atlas, global warming, climate change, groks
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Science is continually under attack from science deniers.  What is the best way to talk about science with a science denier?  On this episode, Dr. Lee McIntyre discussed his book, How to Talk to a Science Denier.
Topics: science, denial, dialogue, debate, groks
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Environmental threats from global warming could be dealt with using natural processes occurring on the earth. On this program, Melanie Lenart discussed life in the hothouse.
Topics: science, environment, global warming, groks
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Our understanding of the brain owes to several foundational discoveries by the Spanish neuroscientist, Santiago Ramon y Cajal.  On this episode, Benjamin Ehrlich discussed his life and new book, The Brain in Search of Itself.
Topics: science, Cajal, neuroscience, neuron, neuron doctrine, groks
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Perspiration is a trait that is relatively unique for humans and one where science is making new discoveries.  On this episode, Sarah Everts discussed her new book, The Joy of Sweat.
Topics: science, sweat, perspiration, biology, groks
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Creativity is an elusive feature of the human mind that many would like to harness.  How does it arise and how can we cultivate it?  On this episode, Matt Richtel discussed his new book, Inspired.
Topics: science, inspiration, creativity, neuroscience, psychology, groks
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How did the universe begin?  The big bang theory was perhaps popularized by a public debate between two physicists, George Gamow and Fred Hoyle.  On this episode, Paul Halpern discussed his book, Flashes of Creation.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, big bang, Hoyle, Gamow, groks
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Treatments for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias continue to be developed, but with poor outcomes.  What is the best way forward? On this episode, Dr. Daniel R. George discussed his book, American Dementia.
Topics: science, dementia, Alzheimer's, sociology, groks
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The laws of thermodynamics and quantum physics may seem to operate at completely different physical scales, but is it possible to combine these different physical principles?  On this episode, Dr. Nicole Junger Halpern discussed her book, Quantum Steampunk.
Topics: science, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, quantum thermodynamics, physics, information, groks
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Can achieving good health and wellness be influenced by integrating healthy lifestyle choices?  On this episode, Neil Cannon discussed health and wellness and his new book, The Vitality Code.
Topics: science, health, vitality, groks
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Anxiety can be a debilitating issue for many, but how can we manage anxiety effectively?  On this episode, Elke Scholz discussed her book, Anxiety Warrior.
Topics: science, anxiety, psychology, groks
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The heart is a remarkable organ, but one whose natural history may have been unappreciated.  On this episode, Dr. Bill Schutt discussed his new book, Pump.
Topics: science, heart, cardiology, history, groks
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How can we help preserve the biodiversity of the planet?  Can preserving half the land on the planet be the solution?  On this episode, Tony Hiss discussed his book, Rescuing the Planet.
Topics: science, environment, ecology, conservation, groks
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The great questions of science and philosophy continue to undergo rigorous exploration and experimentation.  What is our understanding of these questions?  On this episode, Alan Lightman discussed his new book, Probable Impossibilities.
Topics: science, physics, cosmology, biology, consciousness, groks
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Parsing scientific fact from fiction has become increasingly difficult in the age of misinformation.  On this episode, R. Philip Bouchard discussed his book, The Stickler's Guide to Science in the Age of Misinformation.
Topics: science, technology, groks
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Freedom of therapeutic choice in the field of medicine has had a long history in American society.  On this episode, Prof. Lewis Grossman discussed his new book, Choose Your Medicine.
Topics: science, medicine, health law, therapeutic choice, groks
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The search for the physical basis of consciousness continues to challenge scientists.  Wherein lies the mind?  On this episode, Dr. Thomas R. Verny discussed his book, The Embodied Mind.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, mind, groks
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How does our expectation of events affect the physiology of our bodies?  New scientific advances have shown a profound effect.  On this episode, David Robson discussed his new book, The Expectation Effect.
Topics: science, psychology, neuroscience, expectation, groks
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The neutrino is a fundamental particle that might never have been discovered were it not for Nobelist Frederick Reines.  On this episode, Dr. Leonard Cole discussed the life and science of Frederick Reines.
Topics: science, physics, neutrino, Reines, groks
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What are the advantages that humans have over machines in the age of technology and turmoil?  On this episode, Kenneth Cukier discussed his new book, Framers.
Topics: science, computers, framing, human cognition, groks
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The ability to track time has been a hallmark achievement of human ingenuity.  How has the history of timekeeping evolved?  On this episode, Dr. Chad Orzel discussed his book, A Brief History of Timekeeping.
Topics: science, physics, time, timekeeping, clocks, groks
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The Macintosh computer recently celebrated its twentieth anniversary, but the history of this computer goes back a little further. On the program, Jef Raskin, creator of the Apple Macintosh, discussed the human-machine interface.
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Billions of people around the world still do not have access to basic power or commmunications. On this program, Laura Mellow joins us to talk about Inveneo's efforts to bring internet access to developing regions of the world.
Topics: science, technology, internet, information technology
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The early response to the COVID-19 pandemic continues to draw much criticism, with many lessons to be learned.  On this episode, Damian Paletta discussed the early administration responses in his book, Nightmare Scenario.
Topics: science, covid, Trump, public health, medicine, groks
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How could an aspiring supervillain take over the world?  Are the comic book schemes of supervillainy supported by modern science?  On this episode, Ryan North discussed his new book, How to Take Over the World.
Topics: science, comics, supervillain, groks
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The aging demographics will put tremendous pressures on modern societies.  How can the world adapt to the aging of the populace?  On this episode, Bradley Schurman discussed his book, The Super Age: Decoding Our Demographic Destiny.
Topics: science, aging, population, demographics, sociology, groks
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Although consumerism appears to be embedded in our modern society, would the environment and ourselves be changed should it cease to exist?  On this episode, J.B. MacKinnon discussed his book, The Day the World Stopped Shopping.
Topics: science, environment, consumerism, economics, groks
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Mathematics underlies so much of the modern world, but how can it help us to think better?  On this episode, Marcus du Sautoy discussed his book, Thinking Better.
Topics: science, mathematics, probability, thinking, groks
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Coral reefs are an amazing microcosm supporting life in the oceans, but their existence continues to be threatened.  On this episode, Juli Berwald discussed her new book, Life on the Rocks.
Topics: science, coral reefs, oceans, conservation, climate change, groks
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Although there are many claims for improving our ability to think and brain health, how can we assess which of these claims have validity?  On this episode, Dr. Emily Willingham discussed her book, The Tailored Brain.
Topics: science, neuroscience, brain health, groks
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The use of animals in research is a controversial issue in terms of ethical considerations. However, some claim that the even the scientific validity of animal tests is questionable. This show featured a debate on such testing.
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Although no one wants or expects a disaster to occur, how can one be the best prepared for such a situation.  On this episode, Creek Stewart discussed his book, The Disaster Ready Home.
Topics: science, survival, disaster, groks
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The changes to the global environment can cause much consternation, but how does one develop the resolve to address these issues?  On this episode, Mary M. Clare and Gary Ferguson discussed the Full Ecology Project.
Topics: science, ecology, conservation, psychology, sociology, groks
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The changes to the global environment seem daunting to those who wish to act.  Can part of the solution be in our own backyard gardens?  On this episode, Emily Murphy discussed her book, Grow Now.
Topics: science, gardening, botany, environment, groks
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Heartbreak can be a devastating experience, but one where science is beginning to make new discoveries as to its biological origins.  On this episode, Florence Williams discussed her new book, Heartbreak.
Topics: science, heartbreak, loneliness, psychology, neuroscience, groks
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Of the many phenomena in quantum mechanics, perhaps none is as strange as quantum entanglement.  What does this imply for the physical laws of the natural world as we know it?  On this episode, Dr. Paul Halpern discussed his new book, Synchronicity.
Topics: science, Pauli, Jung, quantum mechanics, quantum entanglement, synchronicity, physics, groks
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Plagues have beset humankind since the dawn of history, but our understanding of the disease causing agents has greatly advanced.  On this episode, Dr. John Froude discussed the history of pandemics in his new book, Plagued.
Topics: science, plague, pandemic, epidemiology, history, groks
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The opioid epidemic continues to have severe repercussions in society, enabled by both giant pharmaceutical companies and unscrupulous physicians who profited from these drugs.  On this episode, Charlotte Bismuth discussed her book, Bad Medicine.
Topics: science, opioid, medicine, law, groks
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Social media has many positive and negative sides.  How can we best utilize this technology.  On this episode, Dr. Brian Primack discussed his book, You Are What You Click.
Topics: science, social media, psychology, sociology, internet, groks
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Mental illnesses contribute significantly to the health burden in the country, but finding good treatments is often more difficult than necessary.  On this episode, Dr. Margaret Chisolm discussed her book, From Survive to Thrive.
Topics: science, psychology, psychiatry, mental health, mental illness, groks
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Global warming is a larger threat than terrorism. So says this week's guest Sir David King, science advisor to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair. On this program, he discussed the indicators of this worldwide threat and counters the skeptics of climate change.
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Topics: science, global warming
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I know what you're thinking… or do I? We're constantly making inferences about the thoughts and beliefs of others but how often do we get it right? Today we'll hear from Dr. Nicholas Epley, professor at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business and author of the book Mindwise. He'll tell us about mistakes we consistently make when trying to reason what our spouses want and how our colleagues see us. Avoiding these mistakes can even aid the counter-terrorism effort.
Topics: psychology, nicholas epley, social psychology, neuroscience
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What is the best way to solve an everyday problem?  On this episode, Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd, discussed his new book, How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems.
Topics: science, technology, groks. problems, xkcd
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The opioid epidemic continues to affect countless lives, but how did it get to this point?  What is the history of opium and its derivative opioids?  On this episode, Dr. John Halpern discussed how an ancient flower shaped and poisoned our world.
Topics: science, technology, history, opium, groks
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How did the concept of property arise in human society and is this a uniquely human attribute?  On this episode, Prof. Bart J. Wilson discussed his book, The Property Species.
Topics: science, property, sociology, economics, psychology, groks
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Tribalism is a pervading influence in the structure of society, but is it possible to mitigate the deleterious effects of this mentality?  On this episode, Allen Buchanan discussed his book, Our Moral Fate: Evolution and the Escape from Tribalism.
Topics: science, tribalism, morality, psychology, evolution, groks
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Transplant medicine is one of the most challenging areas of medicine that is rapidly evolving.  On this episode, Dr. David Weill discussed his book, Exhale.
Topics: science, transplant, lung, medicine, groks
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Becoming a military pilot is not an easy task, and one that has additional obstacles for a woman in Afghanistan.  On this episode, Niloofar Rahmani discussed her life as the first female fixed-wing aviator in Afghanistan.
Topics: science, Afghanistan, air force, aviation, groks
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The changes to the global environment often seem to be beyond the ability of an individual to positively affect.  How can individuals help the global environment?  On this episode, Kimberly Nicholas discussed her book, Under the Sky We Make.
Topics: science, environment, global warming, carbon, groks
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Water is crucial to our survival and underlies the organization of our societies.  What does the history of water teach us?  On this episode, Giulio Boccaletti discussed the history of water.
Topics: science, water, hydrology, sociology, history, groks
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While nothing can undo the devastation caused by the recent tsunami disaster in southeast asia, improvements in global monitoring of seismic activity may lessen the effects of future events. On this program, Prof. Jeffrey Park discussed seismographic monitoring.
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The concept of sin is one that has evolved from the middle ages to the present day.  How have we arrived at our current concept of sin?  On this episode, Dr. David Salomon discussed his new book, The Seven Deadly Sins: How Sin Influenced the West from the Middle Ages to the Modern Era.
Topics: science, history, sin, philosophy, groks
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Apollo 13 holds a unique place in the history of the early space missions.  The lunar pilot on the flight had a unique perspective on the mission and the evolution of the space program.  On this episode, Fred Haise discussed his new book, Never Panic Early.
Topics: science, Apollo 13, NASA, space program, moon, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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Information may seem to be constantly increasing in our increasingly complex world, but what if it is actually a fundamental part of the universe?  On this episode, Caleb Scharf discussed his new book, The Ascent of Information.
Topics: science, information theory, entropy, dataome, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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The tree canopy holds almost half of the land species on earth, but we would know very little about it were it not for the arbonauts.  On this episode, Dr. Meg Lowman discussed her work as an arbonaut.
Topics: science, tree, canopy, arbonaut, ecology, groks
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The world of espionage is filled with individuals that one may not think would be a spy.  On this episode, Larry Loftis discussed the story of Aline Griffith in his book, The Princess Spy.
Topics: science, espionage, history, WWII, groks
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Groks Science Radio Show and Podcast
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The electric car has seen some fals starts, but new technical advances and changes to the global environment are propelling the adoption of these vehicles. On this program, Jim Motavalli discussed the new developments in the electric car.
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Topics: science, technology, electric cars, groks
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