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The Intersection Of Science And Public Policy

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North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

  

Science is a place where facts and objectivity reign supreme while politics is a blend of perspectives and opinions. So what happens when science and public policy collide?

This week our roundtable guests are Emlyn Koster, Director of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences; Terri Lomax, Vice Chancellor of the Office of Research, Innovation and Economic Development at North Carolina State University; and Scott Huler, a Raleigh-based writer who blogs for Scientific American.

They all join Host Frank Stasio to discuss the intersection between science and politics. 

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Laura Lee was the managing editor of The State of Things until mid February 2017. Born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina, Laura returned to the Old North state in 2013 after several years in Washington, DC. She received her B.A. in political science and international studies from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2002 and her J.D. from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2007.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.
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