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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tonight on Virtually Speaking

Tonight at 9 p.m. eastern/6 p.m. Pacific, host and all-around smart and funny guy Jay Ackroyd speaks with Tom Levenson.

TOM LEVENSON teaches science writing at MIT, posts at his own blog, The Inverse Square and at Balloon Juice. He and Jay will talk about science in contemporary politics, and the 17th century origins of the modern economy. To comment and question from the studio audience, join us at http://slurl.com/secondlife/Virtually%20Speaking/164/111/25

LISTEN on the web at http://www.blogtalkradio.com/virtuallyspeaking/2011/01/28/tom-levenson-virtually-speaking-with-jay-ackroyd
More info at http://blog.virtually-speaking.com/ABOUT TOM LEVENSON Professor, Program Head and Director of the Graduate Program, Techniques, forms and traditions of contemporary writing, media and communications.
About Tom's book 'Newton and the Counterfeiter' NEAL STEPHENSON says of Tom's book:
'Newton and the Counterfeiter is both a fascinating read and a meticulously researched historical document: a combination difficult to acheive and arely seen....Recommended for anyone who wants to know the real story behind this astonishing but largely overlooked chapter of scientific history.'

Prof Thomas Levenson is the winner of Walter P. Kistler Science Documentary Film Award, Peabody Award (shared), New York Chapter Emmy, and the AAAS/Westinghouse award. His articles and reviews have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The Boston Globe, Discover, The Sciences. Winner of the 2005 National Academies Communications Award for Origins. The executive producer of the "Origins" miniseries (NOVA), Tom wrote, produced and directed part four: "Back to the Beginning." The series depicts four areas of cosmic evolution: the formation of the Earth and planets, the rise of life, the search for extraterrestrial life forms and the beginning of the universe.

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