State Treasurer Candidate Travis Hartwig, Why More Women Don’t Win Science Nobel Prizes, Challenges Facing Voters Across The Country

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Donna Strickland just became the third woman in history to win a Nobel Prize in Physics for her work in developing ultrafast high-intensity lasers.
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Canadian professor Donna Strickland just won a Nobel Prize in physics, making her only the third woman in the history of the Nobel to win one. We learn what things are working for women in science and what may be holding them back from having their efforts recognized equally. We also hear that while voter turnout is expected to be high, there are still a number of issues voters face when heading to the polls. And we hear from state treasurer candidate Travis Hartwig.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Travis Hartwig Guest
  • Kathleen Dolan Guest
  • Rob Ferrett Guest
  • Mary Feeney Interviewer

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