Week In Washington, Science On TikTok

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer
In this Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 file photo, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., meet with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Both leaders are calling for President Donald Trump’s removal from office after a pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. capitol building as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

A Wisconsin scientist is gaining a big following on TikTok by explaining astrobiology. We talk with her about how she’s bringing science to social media. We also get the latest on efforts in Congress to extend the national debt ceiling.

Featured in this Show

  • Week In Washington: September 22, 2021

    A fight over raising the debt ceiling is brewing, as Republicans balk at Democratic efforts to get them on board. We get the latest, and look at what’s going on with a committee investigating the Jan. 6 attacks on the U.S. Capitol.

  • Taking Science Communication To TikTok

    We talk with a UW-Madison graduate student and science communicator with more than 40,000 TikTok followers about her astrobiology studies and taking science communication to social media.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Kyle Cheney Guest
  • Lena Vincent Guest