SciTech Now

Sunday, December 17, 05:30 pm on KPBS

Duration: 0:26:46

Description: On this episode: A Tuvan throat singing ensemble from Siberia has toured the world, demonstrating both their cultural heritage, as well as their vocal mastery. Their incredible ability to sing many pitches simultaneously has inspired wonder and a deep appreciation for their craft. How they achieve these otherworldly sounds is being explored by speech pathologist Aaron Johnson; Dr. Keith Cook of Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biomedical Engineering has developed an artificial lung that promises to provide needed long term respiratory support for patients waiting for a transplant. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to discuss this scientific advancement; Zena Cardman, a Pennsylvania State University research fellow was selected as part of NASA's astronaut class of 2017. Cardman explains the selection process and the role science has played in her life; Over the past few decades, Oregon Field Guide has documented conservation effort and wildlife research projects across Oregon with many of those projects spearheaded by the state's fish and wildlife department. But conservation programs run by the state wildlife agency have been slashed since the heyday of the early 90s. So who's watching out for Oregon's wildlife now? And is enough being done?


Broadcast In: English