Free the Quarks, Follow the Money

Hosted by Greta Anderson

Local business co-owner Gary Simpson talks about what a part his firm, Technical Services Inc., is manufacturing for the new detection system of the Relativistic Heavy-Ion Collider at Brookhaven National Laboratory. ISU physics professor John Lajoie explains how the collider works to produce the kind of quark-gluon plasma phase that scientists believe was present in the first moments after the Big Bang.

Linda Murken, Ames resident and member of the Bakken Pipeline Resistance Coalition steering committee, describes how she followed the clues that led to her discovery of the construction of an electrical substation in south Story County, then followed the money back to Dakota Access and its planned pumping station. The pipeline company is not supposed to begin construction until certain conditions are met and may face fines for doing so.

Melissa Spencer, Story County Emergency Management deputy coordinator, and Samantha Lorenz, intern, share details about the family-friendly Spring Fury disaster preparedness event on April 30.

Mike Fritz explains the mission of Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, the focus of our Community Service Appreciation program for April.

Listen Here Now Originally broadcast 04/04/2016
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