A Week Of Black Excellence : Short Wave In honor of Black History Month, Short Wave is focusing on Black scientists and educators — people doing incredible work and pushing for a world where science serves everyone. Enjoy!

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A Week Of Black Excellence

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A Week Of Black Excellence

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MADDIE SOFIA, HOST:

Hey, everybody. Maddie Sofia here.

EMILY KWONG, HOST:

And Emily Kwong. We are off today for Presidents Day, but tomorrow we're kicking off something special on SHORT WAVE for the rest of the week.

SOFIA: Yes. In honor of Black History Month, we're focusing in on Black scientists and educators, people doing incredible work and pushing for a world where science serves everyone.

KWONG: On the shelves of bookstores...

SOFIA: In the classroom...

KWONG: ...On your phone...

SOFIA: ...And in the lab, there's so much Black excellence out there in the sciences to talk about.

KWONG: And on Saturday, we'll have a special episode from our friends at Throughline about the life and work of a very famous science fiction writer.

SOFIA: Yes, yes, yes. I'm so excited about that one, Emily.

KWONG: Me, too. We're excited about this whole week. So join us. And thanks for listening to SHORT WAVE.

SOFIA: The daily science podcast from NPR.

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