The Conversation: Thursday, September 28th, 2017
Jones Act Waiver; STEM in Space; Japanese Puppetry
Jones Act Waiver for Puerto Rico
The Jones Act is an obscure 20th Century U.S. shipping law that is currently having big impacts on hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.
Outro Music: She's Enough - Instrumental Version by Atmosphere
NASA Astronaut Mike Fincke and the Importance of STEM
If you’re curious about the value of so-called STEM education, consider the life Colonel Mike Fincke. Serving as an astronaut he conducted three space flights and a six-month stay aboard the international space station.
Outro Music: Space Oddity by David Bowie
Civil Beat Reality Check
The Office of Information Practices at the State Capitol is the gateway to a public records search, and an effort to triple its fees and alter its rules is drawing fire from open government advocates.
Outro Music: Shanks Mare Theme
Shank’s Mare Puppet Performance
Theater forms around the world have embraced puppetry for centuries, but in the West, it has come to be regarded as children’s entertainment.