Blue Dot Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot. Airs Fridays at 10 a.m.
Blue Dot

Blue Dot

From North State Public Radio

Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot. Airs Fridays at 10 a.m.

Most Recent Episodes

Blue Dot: 1906: The Great Northern California Earthquake Pt. 2

Blue Dot concludes its retrospective of the earthquake that struck Northern California on April 18, 1906.

Blue Dot: 1906: The Great Northern California Earthquake Pt. 1

Host Dave Schlom teams up with scientists from the United States Geological Survey for part one of a two-part in-depth look at the massive earthquake that struck Northern California on April 18, 1906.

Blue Dot: One of California's truly special places: Angelo Coast Range Reserve

Host Dave Schlom talks to Reserve Caretaker Peter Steel, whose grandparents Heath and Marjorie Angelo deeded the land to the Nature Conservancy in 1959, making it the first Nature Conservancy landholding in the western United States.

Blue Dot: One of California's truly special places: Angelo Coast Range Reserve

Blue Dot: The Rescue Effect: a conversation with author and environmental scientist Michae...

Host Dave Schlom visits with NYU Environmental Studies Professor Michael Mehta Webster to discuss his book, The Rescue Effect: The Key to Saving Life on Earth. Webster is an environmental scientist with a fascinating take on how nature has built in mechanisms that serve to preserve species and ecosystems in times of stress or disruptions.

Blue Dot: The Rescue Effect: a conversation with author and environmental scientist Michae...

Blue Dot: The process of subduction with geophysicist Magali Billen, UC Davis

Host Dave Schlom visits with UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences geophysics professor Magali Billen to talk about one of Earth's most dynamic and complex processes, subduction.

Blue Dot: The process of subduction with geophysicist Magali Billen, UC Davis

Best of Blue Dot: Whale-SETI: a communications interaction with Twain the Humpback Whale

In this very special episode, Host Dave Schlom visits with three researchers who were part of an incredible series of experimental communications with a humpback whale off the coast of Alaska.

Best of Blue Dot: Whale-SETI: a communications interaction with Twain the Humpback Whale

Blue Dot: Eagles 101: the lives of eagles and the eagle cam phenomenon!

Bald and golden eagles are some of the most magnificent birds in North America. Host Dave Schlom is joined by Michelle Hawkins, Director of The California Raptor Center at UC Davis, for an in-depth look at eagles, from their amazing conservation success story to the threats they still face from humans.

Blue Dot: Musings on the Moon with author Christopher Cokinos

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Best of Blue Dot: Here Begins The Dark Sea: a conversation with author Meredith F. Small o...

Host Dave Schlom visits with best-selling author and award-winning anthropologist Meredith F. Small to talk about her new book, Here Begins The Dark Sea: Venice, a Medieval Monk and the Creation of the Most Accurate Map of The World.

Best of Blue Dot: Here Begins The Dark Sea: a conversation with author Meredith F. Small o...

Blue Dot: The amazing undersea world of sharks with Dave Ebert, aka "The Lost Shark Guy"

Host Dave Schlom visits with one of the world's foremost experts on sharks, Dr. David Ebert.

Blue Dot: The amazing undersea world of sharks with Dave Ebert, aka "The Lost Shark Guy"