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WXDU -Science in the Triangle: Sunday at 830pm

Tessa of Blue Pane Studio and I partner with the RTP Foundation to sponsor www.scienceinthetriangle.org.  Its mission is to offer people who are curious about science, but not necessarily scientists, a place to find out what is happening in related ways around our RTP.  While promoting SIT, it occurred to me that many academics and scientists have an interest and talent for music.  Obvious to many at our station, of course. 

Having this 30 minute show gives me the chance to reveal that often unknown side of people in our science community (which we interpret broadly) while making the show appealing to our XDU audience.  I am grateful for this chance to experiment.  If I luck out, we'll come across as a regional version of Terry Gross and Radio Lab. Dream on!

The first guest will be Tyler Dukes who covers the gaming beat in the Triangle which is the second largest concentration of gamers in the country.  There are more than 40+ related companies including Epic and Emergent.  We'll hear Tyler's opinion of the industry and the how/who picks their music.

If you have ideas about guests or topics for the remainder of the term, they would be welcomed.  I'll update the post with iTunes link to our discussion and summary of Tyler's insights.

BTW: Phil Lee, the master, will offer an alternating show on Sundays entitled Science Fiction in the Triangle.