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Presidents and Policy

From: Chemical Heritage Foundation
Length: 11:47

We're celebrating inauguration day! Learn about stem cells and smokeless gunpowder. Chemical Agent: Stem Cells.

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To help president-elect Barack Obama celebrate his inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, Distillations is taking a look at the presidential side of chemistry. First we learn about stem cells and the controversy surrounding their research. Next we find out why 21-gun salutes are safe and not so smoky in Mystery Solved! And finally, CHF's Jody Roberts shares his wish list for the new administration and congress. Chemical Agent: Stem Cells.

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Piece Description

To help president-elect Barack Obama celebrate his inauguration on Tuesday, January 20, Distillations is taking a look at the presidential side of chemistry. First we learn about stem cells and the controversy surrounding their research. Next we find out why 21-gun salutes are safe and not so smoky in Mystery Solved! And finally, CHF's Jody Roberts shares his wish list for the new administration and congress. Chemical Agent: Stem Cells.

Broadcast History

Distributed as podcast 16 January 2009.

Transcript

0:00 UP THEME MUSIC

Hello, and welcome to Distillations – weekly extracts from the past, present and future of chemistry. I’m Meir Rinde. On today’s show we’re gearing up for inauguration day. We’ll learn why no one gets hurt in a 21-gun salute, and offer up an environmental to-do list for our president-elect.

That’s all coming up on today’s episode of Distillations.

MONOLOGUE

In a matter of days, Barack Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. On the campaign trail, the President-Elect vowed to overturn a slew of executive orders established by the current administration. And now that he’s about to take office, many are hoping he will make good on his promises. Scientists are especially hopeful about one such promise – restoring federal funding for embryonic stem cell research. Jennifer Dionisio has more in today’s Chemical Agent.

CHEMICAL AGENT

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Timing and Cues

00:00 Opening Credits
00:31 Introduction
01:01 Chemical Agent: Stem Cells
03:30 Mystery Solved! Smokeless Gunpowder
06:32 Commentary: A Planet in Peril
11:05 Closing Credits

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Distillations is a production of the Chemical Heritage Foundation.

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