Science and Sustainability Episode 71

APRIL 10, 2018

What does science mean to you?

Tonight’s show is all about the March for Science at the capitol on April 14th.

Chet thinks science is going to offer progress to us in the future.

Jason says the March for Science’s goal is to change policy and engage people in science more.

One of our guests, March for Science PR Director Don Balanzat, said this is going to be the biggest demonstration of science in the world.

They expect around 3,000 people to show up throughout the entire march. There will be lots of distinguished speakers and fun activities.

Candidate for congressional district five, Scott Menor, has always been a lifelong lover of science. He loves it because understanding reality and understanding how to critically interpret news is an application of science, in his opinion. Science affects us on a day to day basis, not just in the future; It impacts our quality of life. He will be speaking at the march between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. This subject hits close to home for him because he owns a robotics company called Noir Lighting.

US AZ Senate candidate Matt Jette says rationality is the answer to policy change- not science, necessarily. We need to start talking about green jobs and solutions. He is pushing for basic income, so people can afford healthier foods- like vegan foods.

JAM tells us the meat industry is the pharmaceutical company’s biggest customer because they use so many antibiotics and steroids. He also said the biggest reason to become vegan is sustainability, it’s one of the easiest and most impactful way to help the planet. Human bodies aren’t meant to consume as much meat as we do, it used to be a delicacy until the industrial revolution. JAM sang his original Golden Child for us and gave us some saddening but exciting news that he is moving to California to record the rest of his album.

Balanzat used this opportunity to say music is enhanced by science and no matter who you are, science has affected you.

To end the show, Jason taught us a new game called Taboo for Science. Two groups guessed words that were banned by the Center for Disease Control and Department of Agriculture.  These words are: “vulnerable,” “entitlement,” “diversity,” “transgender,” “fetus,” “Evidence-based,” and “science-based.”

Written by Jodi Guerrero