NPR’s Joe Palca On The Past And Future Of Science Journalism

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NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
In this undated photo made available by NASA in March 2018, engineer Joel Steinkraus uses sunlight to test the solar arrays on one of the Mars Cube One project (MarCO) spacecraft at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. WALL-E and EVE, a pair of tiny experimental satellites, hitched a ride on the same rocket that launched InSight to Mars in May. This MarCO built and managed by NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, cost $18.5 million. NASA/JPL-Caltech via AP

A longtime NPR science correspondent joins us to talk about his latest stories, his thoughts on the relationship between the news media and the science world, and what the politicization of facts means for science journalism.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Joe Palca Guest