NCSE's executive director Eugenie C. Scott was a guest on two radio programs recently, and both shows are available on-line. On June 4, 2009, she appeared on the BBC 4's Leading Edge to discuss attempts to undermine the teaching of evolution in the public schools. Other guests were Denis Alexander, Director of the Faraday Institute for Science and Religion, based at St. Edmund's College, Cambridge University, and Gillian Beer, the author of Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Fiction (second edition; Cambridge University Press, 2000). The thirty-minute-long show is available in RealPlayer format. Also on June 4, 2009, she was a guest on Declaring Independence, a weekly political talk show on Public Reality Radio, WPRR 1680-AM in Grand Rapids, Michigan; the show is hosted by NCSE member Ed Brayton (who also blogs at Dispatches from the Culture Wars, hosted by ScienceBlogs). Their free-ranging and free-wheeling discussion begins at 34:34 into the hour-long show, available in mp3 format.
June 15, 2009