If we thought about time the way Alexander Rose does, we would need a different clock – one that tells time into the future. Alexander has been trying to build a clock that will last for 10,000 years, a giant clock using different measures of time.
Ehsan Samei is a U.S. citizen, and a professor at Duke University. But during his college days, he attended university in Tehran with some of Iran's brightest scientists. While he chose nuclear medicine, some of his classmates were recruited by the Iranian military to build a rocket. Ehsan talks with Dick about his home country's nuclear ambitions.
For many pregnant women age 35 or older, doctors recommend prenatal testing for abnormalities. But some procedures carry a risk of causing miscarriages. Dr. Ravinder "Rav" Dhallan is on a mission to take that risk away. He has created a non-invasive DNA-based prenatal test. Also in this episode, a listener reaction to our story of Charles Hickman, an African American man who was strangled with a noose in 2002 by a white co-worker.
Frank Bender was a forensic sculptor who stumbled into his calling. He was able to see the faces of missing people and homicide victims with few clues. Frank passed away last week. Producer Peter Clowney visited him in his Philadelphia studio some years ago, and we are re-airing this profile.
Once upon a time, the music industry was the place where stars were made, and a lot of other people made a lot of money. Not any longer. Today on the program, two stories, two guys who once banked their future on the music biz ... and have now been forced to move on.
When writer Henry Shukman heard about the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, he was intrigued by its reputation as Europe’s largest wildlife refuge. After all, for more than 25 years, few humans have been allowed access to the 1,600 sq. miles of land around the nuclear reactor there. Henry shared a meal with "resettlers," people who returned.