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Central Standard

The Science of Energy

Decades ago, scientists and energy experts predicted that 2013 would include flying cars and that by now, oil would be a thing of the past. But the state of our energy consumption in America has stayed somewhat the same, while causing intense political discussion on the matter.

On this Central Standard, we are joined by Mariesa L. Crow, a Fred Finley distinguished professor of Electrical Engineering at Missouri and Dr. Mary Reezac, a ConocoPhillips Professor of Sustainable Energy of chemical engineering at Kansas State University. Our guests will talk about sustainable energy

Later in the show, we learn about the Battle of the Brains competition at Union Station's Science City, which encouraged local high schools to submit ideas for the exhibit. Jeff Rosenblatt, the Director of Science City & Gottlieb Planetarium Kansas City’s Science Center explains the competition and introduces Emily Johnson, a senior from Olathe North who won the competition. Johnson's team created a power wheel that is not exhibited at Science City.

As a host and contributor at KCUR, I seek to create a more informed citizenry and richer community. I want to enlighten and inspire our audience by delivering the information they need with accuracy and urgency, clarifying what’s complicated and teasing out the complexities of what seems simple. I work to craft conversations that reveal realities in our midst and model civil discourse in a divided world. Follow me on Twitter @ptsbrian or email me at brian@kcur.org.
Matthew Long-Middleton has been a talk-show producer, community producer, Media Training Manager and now the Community Engagement Manager at KCUR. You can reach him at Matthew@kcur.org, or on Twitter @MLMIndustries.