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Host – Jason Lofton and Co-Host Steve Kucharski Joining Jason this week will be Ajamu Webster with Dubois Consultants Inc, DCI provides specialized services in site development, water supply distribution, urban hydrology, storm management control, and structural design.
Engineering for Kids comes from the mind of educator Dori Roberts. With an extensive educational background in math and technology education, Roberts taught engineering at the high school level for 11 years. During her teaching career, she saw a dire need for math, science and engineering programs. To fill this void, she started an afterschool club that participated in various engineering and science-based competitions. After membership hit 180 students and the group won multiple state champio
MAD SCIENCE = AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH These and many other genetically modified organisms exist today because their DNA has been altered and combined with other DNA to create an entirely new set of genes. You may not realize it, but many of these genetically modified organisms are a part of your daily life — and your daily diet. Today, 45 percent of U.S. corn and 85 percent of U.S. soybeans are genetically engineered, and it’s estimated that 70 to 75 percent of processed foods on gr
Hosts Phil Bowermaster and Stephen Gordon review two breakthrough biotech developments that promise to enable powerful human modification capabilities: Simplified editing of DNA Simplified production of Stem cells Human modification will have a tremendous impact on everything from medicine to parenting to athletics. How different is our world about to become? Tune in an explore. (WT 054)
By the age of 14, Ryan's work in the family business earned him the nomination to learn the brand new computer controlled manufacturing equipment. By 16, he was updating all of the automation and control systems. At 19 he spent his first college spring break training on operating, programming and maintaining the company's first robot. His obvious curiosity, ingenuity and ability have only grown throughout his career.
While still an undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering, Ryan managed to work for than half of the year starting with Superior Controls, an Engineering and Equipment manufacturer for the automotive industry. Travelling North America, his project was nominated for a Ford World in Excellence Award. The Christmas Ryan was 22, his grandfather and founder of Fin Pan turned to Ryan and asked for his help and his return to the family business.
While officially Fin Pan's engineer, Ryan has his hands in most every aspect of the business. Within a day, he could be found working on new product design, plant floor processes and pioneering the use of cement, concrete and foam products. He handles everything from technology, computers, images, technical questions to complicated design and application issues from customers.
Tune in for what is certain to be a fascinating discussion likely to go in as many directions as Ryan Schaffer's Day
Legalization of marijuana policy and its significance. Jon Walker expects a large wave of states adopting legalization initiatives in the 2016 election. Given the drug wars big role in structural racism and growing evidence that legalization can significantly drive youth turnout, Jon argues that progressives pay attention to marijuana policy. Jay Ackroyd hosts.
Jon Walker has been reporting and advocating for marijuana legalization as senior policy analyst at Firedoglake’s Just Say Now campaign since 2010.
Campaign to End the New Jim Crow PART II Please join us tonight, April 17, 2014 at 6:30pm EST as we have on the air Miguel Adams from the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and Baba Ka Sahu out of Philly
Campaign's MISSION " We challenge the culture of racism, repression and retribution that sustains mass incarceration. We seek to remove the structural injustices inflicted on the incarcerated, formerly incarcerated, their families and the communities from which they come. We seek human rights for all members of our society non-violently, in opposition to our current system of justice, which is inherently violent."
Find out mpre, learn new ways to get involved and what you can do right now, no matter where you are or your condition, you can make a difference in this movement!
To call in and speak with the host simply dial 347-857-1759. You also can join us in the Chat Room.
Small Business Success Talk with Helen Callier
Helen Callier, with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a Six Sigma Black Belt, began her career in Corporate America working for some of the top Fortune 500 Petrochemical and Industrial companies in the world. While serving as an Executive Staff Technical Manager of a Plastics Division of GE, Helen traveled extensively throughout North America, including Canada, Mexico and Central America and had technical unit responsibilities in South America.
While with GE, she embedded in her DNA to always be marketing and even if you’re an Engineer in front of the customer, be marketing because business – even big business like GE – is about relationships. This business experience combined with growing up in a family business fueled Helen’s energies and shaped not only her marketing skills, but honed Helen’s abilities to nurture customer relationships.
My guest on Thursday, April 17th at 3 p.m. PDT on MetalSmith BenchTalk will be jeweler, designer, and educator Jayne Redman.
About: “Nature provides an endless reference for imagination and invention. The linear quality of stems and the fullness of flower buds inspire my jewelry. I enjoy integrating mechanics with design, allowing each piece to function in a visually intriguing way. I work with multiples of the same shape, engineering them to fit precisely, giving an abstract interpretation of their botanical source. Many years of metalsmithing have taught me the power of simplicity. My forms begin as flat metal shapes and arrive as small sculptures. Their complexity is in their conception as curving planes of origami.”
Jayne Redman earned her B.F.A. in Jewelry and Silversmithing from Maine College of Art in 1977. She began her career in New York as a design and production assistant in the fashion jewelry industry. She started her company, Jayne Redman Jewelry, in 1982. Jayne began developing the Floraforms™ Collection in 1995. In 1998, the American Craft Council selected a piece from her collection as “representative of the quality of work found at all ACC events” to use in advertising their wholesale markets.
Jayne has been featured in articles for Crafts Report, AJM, Lapidary Journal, Professional Jeweler, Niche, and Ornament magazines as well as a number of books. Jayne is a former faculty member of the Maine College of Art Department of Jewelry and Metals and teaches workshops nationally. She maintains a studio in southern Maine and is represented by fine jewelry and craft stores across the country.
To learn more about Jayne, visit: http://www.jayneredmanjewelry.com.
Suwanee, GA – Enduring a life of frustration is common among people in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (or STEM) community. STEM professionals are routinely passed over for leadership positions. And while it’s true that it’s more expedient to keep these individuals in their current roles because they are fixers of problems, the real reason is much simpler.
“As technicians we’re really good pushing through impossible barriers,” says Dr. Martina Carroll-Garrison, “but everybody thinks we’re jerks!”
Dr. Tina is the founder of MCG Consulting Group, an executive leadership coaching practice with a particular focus on the STEM community. Through her unique program Geek Coach 101, Dr. Tina works with individuals in STEM to enhance their leadership capacity while creating balance in their professional and personal lives.
“Self-reflection is the first step toward self-awareness,” says Dr. Tina. “I help the STEM community get out of their head and into their heart.”
An engineer for the Department of the Army and the FBI for 25 years, Dr. Tina’s career had progressed quite well until she hit that familiar brick wall. She made an investment into self-awareness training and the insight gave her a new appreciation for the specific challenges engineers and scientists experience in the work place. Today, Dr. Tina helps her clients identify tangible and executable pathways to joy and forward progress.
“When you become self-aware, you understand what’s blocking your progress,” says Dr. Tina. “I was a great engineer but it didn’t fill my soul. I walked away from something I was very good at to do something I’m passionate about, so I fall in love with all my clients and their willingness to grow and evolve.”
Award-winning, Amazon bestseller, Terry Persun joins me this week on Dialogue (a live online radio podcast). Terry is a Pacific Northwest author who brings a taste of fantasy and literary art to his books.
With a background in engineering, Terry’s writes exquisite detail in his setting. His characters are rife with internal conflict and the scenes he describes portray palpable strife.
An editor of several magazines, Terry broke out on his own several years back and has been making his living through his writing.
The following list represents a handful of awards won by Terry’s books and writing
WINNER of the Silver IPPY Award in regional fiction for Sweet Song
Winner of the ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Award in science fiction for Cathedral of Dreams
Winner of the USA BookNews Best Books Finalist Award in mainstream fiction for Giver of Gifts
Winner of the ForeWord Book of the Year Finalist Award in mainstream fiction for Wolf’s Rite
Winner of the Star of Washington Award in mainstream fiction for Wolf’s Rite
Find out more about Terry Persun at http://www.terrypersun.com
You can find Terry on Facebook and Twitter and most of the more notable social sites.
When his son asked him to do a favor one day, Victor never imagined what the results would be. His son wanted help expanding his North American Power team into the new markets in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey.
Victor was a corporate professional working in engineering management and didn’t know much about expanding an energy choice team in various states, but when he became a Representative, he found that the free training and free webpage surprisingly helped him find fast success, and soon he became an Area Director.
“What I didn’t expect was an income that would allow me to spend time with my grandsons. When my kids were growing up, I had to spend 60 to 80 hours a week working, and saw so little of them. Now I have the pleasure of sharing this Opportunity to help lots of people with their own personal economic recovery.”
Victor’s wife is also looking forward to spending less time at her job. “That’s great, it’s already helping us meet our future goal of spending lots of time with our two grandsons, and not having to worry about finances while doing so. My suggestion for anyone considering the North American Power Opportunity is to just do it. If not this Opportunity, then what else? There are no more deregulated industries and North American Power is changing the playing field, in fact they’re changing the entire home-based business industry. Just do it!”