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RADIO(active) Waves

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For this month’s podcast, we decided to do something a little bit different. David scheduled some really amazing programming for Nuclear Science Week, and he was able to conduct a fascinating interview with a professional working in the nuclear
Episode description: This month, Anna is in the UK! To commemorate her first bit of travel since we began the podcast mid-pandemic last year, we will be discussing the British Mission and their contribution to the Manhattan Project.
Join us this month for a sneak peek behind the scenes of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History’s newest exhibit! Nuclear By Mail tracks the parallel histories of the postal service and stamp collecting and atomic history. Please foll
Episode 14: Don’t Change Color Kitty Description: This month David takes Anna on a fascinating journey into the difficulties of warning humans (or whatever may come next) about the dangers of radioactive waste sites. 10,000 years in the future,
In this month’s episode of the podcast, Anna talks to David about Queer History and the Lavender Scare. This McCarthy era campaign aimed to remove people with same-sex attraction from positions with security clearance in the government and mili
This month, David and Anna are continuing RADIO(active) Waves’ interview series and taking a peek behind the scenes at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. In this episode, we have a chat with the Museum’s Membership and Events Ass
In this month’s episode of RADIO(active) Waves, David and Anna celebrate their first in-person recording session by giving the audience a special treat. Since the 1940s, Walt Disney and his company have been striving to envision a futuristic wo
In this month’s episode of RADIO(active) Waves, Anna and David discuss the prolific physicist Chien-Shiung Wu. Dr. Wu is renown for her contributions to the field of physics and her work, which spanned most of the 20th Century, impacted this fi
This episode celebrates Black History Month and the often-overlooked African American scientists who worked on the Manhattan Project. Here, we discuss Jasper B. Jeffries’ life and his contributions to atomic history. To learn more about Jeffrie
In the final installment of our interview series with Hal Behl, Manhattan Project veteran and Board of Trustees emeritus member at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, Hal revisits his time living in Oak Ridge and, after the war, w
Happy Holidays everyone! Today we’d like to give you all a little festive greeting card of a podcast episode to thank you for listening and to close out the year on a festive note. Thank you so much for listening and see you next year!
Episode seven of RADIO(active) Waves continues our interview series with Hal Behl, Manhattan Project Veteran and Board of Trustees member emeritus at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Today we explore Hal’s experiences working i
In the second installment of our interview series with Hal Behl, Board of Trustees member emeritus of the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, we explore Hal’s connections to the museum. This interview takes place at Hal Behl’s residen
In this first installment of our interview series we hear from Hal Behl, Board of Trustee Emeritus of the National museum of Nuclear Science & History. Hal has had an interesting life and has been featured in television and other media for his
In this episode of Radio(active) Waves, we revisit the collections' storage and do a deep dive on a man named H. Russell Burner. This charlatan became known within the medical community of Southern California during the first decade of the 20th
In the second installment of our series on safety, we track the historical development of safety measures surrounding radiation. The more that was learned about radiation, the more complex our understanding of atomic science became. This allowe
Join us for the first installment of our series “The Observer Effect”. In this series, we will explore histories connected to some of the lesser known or under-researched items in the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History's collections.
Our introductory episode featuring an introduction to Anna Part and David Gibson our podcast hosts. In addition we begin our exploration into radiation history and how safety has changed throughout the years.  We also draw some similarities bet
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