Science update: Chemistry behind fall colors, state of education and more

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Heard On The Larry Meiller Show
A child plays in a park with trees changing color for fall
Two-year-old Jacob Caponi walks down a sidewalk in Alms Park, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010, in Cincinnati. Al Behrman/AP Photo

The changing leaves we see around this time each year have a lot to do with chemistry. We talk about the science behind the fall foliage — and more — with an emeritus professor of chemistry at UW-Madison.

Episode Credits

  • Larry Meiller Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Bassam Shakhashiri Guest

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