14. Postmodern Winemaking – a #ScienceCandle birthday celebration

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Science: A Candle In The Dark
Episode 14: Postmodern Winemaking
Airdate: 23 February 2016
Host: Dr. Madhusudan Katti
Guest: Matt Brain, Fresno State’s Winemaker

Topic: In this episode we celebrate the first anniversary of this podcast, with a look back at the wide range of topics covered since our first episode aired in February 2016. With Fresno State’s winemaker Matt Brain in the studio, we raise a glass of some wine he created, and learn a bit about the science and art of winemaking in the postmodern era. And we toast our host station, KFCF 88.1FM, and especially, the station’s Executive Director Rych Withers and our producer Vic Bedoian for taking a chance by putting a scientist on the Central Valley airwaves to talk about science every month!

For more information about the Café and announcements about upcoming events, please visit our website, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Post-Modern Winemaking: Quality, Health & Natural Technologies

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What is the science behind winemaking? How does science inform the quality and flavor of wine, and its effects on your health? How has winemaking evolved over the centuries, how is technology shaping the wine industry? What are the prospects for California’s iconic wine industry in a world undergoing rapid climatic and environmental changes?

If these questions intrigue you, you’ll want to join us for the next Café Scientifique. Fresno State’s newest winemaker Matt Brain will talk about the science of winemaking, and how modern—and indeed post-modern—technologies are influencing winemaking in the 21st century.

So join us on the first Wednesday of March to enjoy a sip of wine from the Fresno State winery—the only academic wine label—or a pint of your favorite local  beer Peeve’s has on tap, flavored with another round of science!

Speaker: Matt Brain, California State University, Fresno

When: Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 7:00 PM

Where: Peeve’s Public House
, 1243 Fulton Mall, Fresno, CA 93721.

Contact: 559-278-2460 (cafe inquiries) / 559-573-5735 (Pub’s number).

Here’s the full poster for this event – please feel free to download, print, and/or share with your friends and family:

13. Sexual Harassment in Science – a #ScienceCandle Radio Roundtable

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Graphic from the report in Science by Michael Balter. V. ALTOUNIAN

Science: A Candle In The Dark

Episode 13: Sexual Harassment in Science – a roundable
Airdate: 12 February 2016
Host: Dr. Madhusudan Katti
Guests: Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Dr. Kaberi Kar Gupta, Dr. Kathryn Forbes, Dr. Amanda Mortimer, Dr. Janet Stemwedel, Dr. Katie Hinde, and Dr. Karen James.

Topic: This special hour-long episode of the show features an interview with Congresswoman Jackie Speier who is shining a bright light on the longstanding issue of sexual harassment in science and academia, and leading the effort to bring about legislation to lead us towards better ethical conduct with respect to harassment in science. This is followed by a discussion by a multidisciplinary panel of women scientists on the extent of the problem in academic culture, and ways to start changing that culture.

For more information about the Café and announcements about upcoming events, please visit our website, or find us on Facebook and Twitter.