Cara is joined by KPCC Science Reporter Sanden Totten to talk about science storytelling through an auditory medium. They also talk about the difference between journalism and reality TV, their personal identifications as skeptics, and his awesome podcast for kids, "Brains On!" Follow Sanden: @SandenTotten.
Sometimes the sci-fi in TV and movies actually inspires new inventions, theories and technology. KPCC Science Reporter Sanden Totten explored the history of fiction becoming fact in a live radio story performed at Caltech's Beckman Auditorium on August 27th, 2014 as part of Science Friday Live.
My dad, Bo Hammarling (pictured here in a hat), teaches me how to make a traditional Swedish dish called Jansson's Frestelse or Jansson's Temptation. It's basically fish, dairy and potatoes. Yum. Enjoy!
A few intrepid science communicators try their hand at making radio on short notice. Hear about what inspired them to go into science, what research excites them and catch an in depth interview with the man who made their lunch!
When NASA got word that its probe called New Horizons flew past Pluto safely, people celebrated. At KPCC's Crawford Family Forum, space fans young and old gathered to be there when the news broke. Here's a taste of what that moment was like. (Image via NASA)
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Having trouble finding the beat when you're on the dance floor? Wondering whether or not a mysterious patch of hair you found in the woods may be from Bigfoot? These are two topics covered in this edition of "Lab Notes".
KPCC Science Reporter Sanden Totten joins Take Two to share a couple of quirky science news stories that can tell us a little more about the world around us.
"Bill Nye" writer and radio host Sanden Totten teaches us how to be a JNCO-wearing punk, how to have Drucker as a boss, how to do a killer Ira Glass impression, how to be a "Game of Thrones" character, how to break into the sexy world of public radio, how to draw someone just from the sound of their voice, how to have fun in Bakersfield, California, how to rock out to a break-up song, and most importantly, how to deal with a dog that likes ska music. Then we play a game of "Punk Rock Grandma." What is that, you ask? We don't know! We just made it up!
We're transporting you to the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul for a segment from a recent live show: Cats vs. Dogs. In this very important debate, producers Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten try to get the bottom of our feline friends' mysterious behavior. Plus: The mystery sound! Featuring music from the Dino Birds.
Why do cat eyes look the way they do? Can cats really see in the dark? And what are they trying to tell us with that purr (you know the one)? We've got the answers -- cat behavior expert Mikel Delgado help us decode cat quirks and producer Sanden Totten teaches us what's behind cats' glowing eyes. Plus: We learn about other cool powers that animal eyes have, that ours don't.
Time for our next debate: fire vs lasers! Listeners sent us over 100 topics to choose from, they voted and this was the winning showdown. Fire and lasers are both cool -- but which is COOLER? Producer Marc Sanchez has tricks up his sleeve for team fire and Sanden Totten gives his all for team laser. Plus: Two mystery sounds that play a pivotal role in the debate.
State officials are getting ready to finalize a plan that would force California cities to cut their water use. Those looking for a road map on how to do that might consider Santa Barbara. That city has already met its proposed reduction target -- and it's gearing up to save even more. Reporter: Sanden Totten