Thursday, September 29, 2011

L'shanah tovah!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Missouri River flooding

Operation Mighty Mo: The (Ongoing) Flood of 2011

For the past 90 days, Missouri has experienced record flooding as the result of heavy snowmelt in the West. The flooding along the Missouri River continues to cause levee breaks, interstate closings, and damage to towns and farms north and east of the metro. Join Jud Kneuvean, Chief of Emergency Management at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, to learn about the Corps’ response to the flooding and how Kansas City has been prepared to handle the increased water flow.

Noon to 1:00 pm on Thursday, September 8 in the Auditorium of Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry Street, KC MO 64110

Free and open to the public

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Acoustic design & Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts

In honor of the opening of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, we rebroadcast the interview with acoustics designer Christopher Jaffe from earlier this year. As promised, here is a link to Kyle McQuiston's interview about the construction of the Kauffman Center. Deb also announced that "Building Kansas City" is taking a break for September and will return later this year. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Explosives and fireworks

Dr. Paul Worsey from Missouri S&T University joined the show from the studio of KMST in Rolla. Dr. Worsey is an explosives and fireworks expert, so we talked about blowing things up! He helps run a high school explosives summer camp, too. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Water park design

Dave Schwartz, P.E. from Water's Edge Aquatic Design joined the show to discuss the behind-the-scenes details and hydraulic engineering of water park rides. We talked about everything from the swirl-bowl conical ride to supercritical flow! Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Johnson County Crimalistics Lab design

Randy Braun, P.E. from Walter P. Moore and Tony Achity, R.Arch. from PGAV joined the show to discuss some of the design constraints for the Johnson County Crimalistics Laboratory in Olathe. The building has special isolation for vibrations, stormwater handling, and had to interact with the neighboring communications building. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Global warming skepticism

Dr. Deb took the opportunity to share some technical questions about the causes of global warming in this live show. She commented on the survey of climate scientists and meteorologists, and shared some audio from the 2011 Heartland International Conference on Climate Change from Dr. Nicola Scafetta (Duke University) and Dr. Willie Soon (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics). The link is to the full video lectures which include their graphs and slides. It's good to ask questions! Listen to the podcast.