The SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF) and the WRVO Stations were proud to bring National Public Radio’s (NPR) Talk of the Nation: Science Friday to Central New York. Hosted by Ira Flatow, the live broadcast took place in Marshall Auditorium on the SUNY-ESF campus on May 19, 2006.
Science Friday’s Syracuse broadcast was heard nationwide on more than 200 NPR stations and reached an audience of more than three million. Listeners in central and northern New York tuned in to the program on the WRVO family of stations.
Cornelius B. Murphy, Jr., president SUNY-ESF and panel member on the first hour of the broadcast, noted that, “...Science Friday and the show’s highly respected host, Ira Flatow, are doing an exceptional job disseminating good science information to the nation. We count ourselves among the millions that tune in every week.
“We thank our colleagues at SUNY Oswego and WRVO for the opportunity to participate in this event,” continued Murphy.
John E. Krauss, general manager of The WRVO Stations, said, “We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with our SUNY brethren to make this broadcast possible. By working together, WRVO and ESF are bringing one of NPR’s signature programs to our region.”
Born of the conservation movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry is now the only institution of higher learning in the United States dedicated solely to the study of natural resources and the environment.
The WRVO Stations are Central and Northern New York’s 24-hour source of NPR news and have been broadcasting for more than 35 years. Based on the campus of SUNY Oswego, WRVO serves the region from broadcast facilities at 89.9 FM in Oswego/Syracuse, 91.7 FM in Watertown, 91.9 FM in Utica and in the downtown Syracuse area at 90.3 FM.
New scientific discoveries bring changes to our world with breathtaking speed and every week Ira Flatow shares his enthusiasm and explains these breakthroughs on NPR’s Talk of the Nation: Science Friday. He covers all things scientific from catching subatomic particles and sequencing the human genome to surfing the Internet and predicting earthquakes. (See www.sciencefriday.com).
Ira Flatow is a veteran NPR science correspondent and award-winning TV journalist. He is also president and founder of Talking Science, a non-profit company dedicated to creating radio, TV, and Internet projects that make science “user friendly.”
Many seats at the broadcast event were reserved for area high school students. A number of high school teachers brought students to the broadcast in association with the ESF in the High School program.
“One of our top priorities at ESF is to encourage young people in science,” said President Murphy.