Fracking Is Threatening Our Families And Food, Common Core Standards Will Stay In Some Local School Districts, Top Stories In Discover Magazine

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A plastic surgeon left his lucrative private practice to work for the Army, reconstructing faces of the victims of IEDs. We talk to an editor at Discover Magazine about this and other top science stories from this month’s magazine. We also discuss why some school districts are keeping Common Core standards and speak to guests who say fracking is threatening our health and food supply.

Featured in this Show

  • Authors Say Fracking Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, And Food

    A veterinarian and a pharmacologist make the case that fracking is damaging our health, our pets’ health, and the safety of our livestock.

  • Local School Districts Keep Common Core Standards Despite Governor Walker's Call To Abandon Them

    Local school officials say they are against Governor Scott Walker’s recent call to abandon Common Core Standards. An administrator from the Clinton Community School District explains why his district is sticking with Common Core standards.

  • Science News: Reconstructing Soldiers' Faces, Medical Equipment Hacker, 20 Things You Didn't Know About Cats

    A plastic surgeon left his lucrative private practice to join the Army and help victims of IED explosions. His innovations to facial reconstruction technology are groundbreaking and are the subject of this month’s Discover Magazine cover story. An editor discusses this and some of the other top science stories of the month, including an engineer who hacks medical equipment and things you didn’t know about cats.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Michelle Bamberger Guest
  • Robert Oswald Guest
  • Randy Refsland Guest
  • Gemma Tarlach Guest

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