Sunday, July 31, 2011

Gulf oil spill recovery

Professor Terry Richardson from the University of North Alabama joined the show by telephone to discuss the field of ecology and the impact and recovery of the Gulf Coast from the oil spill. He was instrumental, as authorized by the State of Alabama, to ensure good conduct by the clean-up volunteers in protecting the coastal ecosystem of Alabama. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hunt Midwest

Mike Bell and Dick Ringer from Hunt Midwest joined the show to discuss the history of the development of the Hunt Midwest properties in the northland, the Hunt Midwest Business Center, and the outlook for industrial properties in the Kansas City area. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Missouri River race

Scott Mansker returned to talk about the races on the Missouri (MR340) and the Kansas (Kawnivore 100) Rivers. Listen to the podcast.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rollercoaster design

Bruce Nelson, a mechanical engineering designer with S&S Worldwide discussed rollercoaster design. S&S has two rides in the Kansas City area: Space Shot at Worlds of Fun (opened 1996) and Double Shot at Celebration City in Branson (opened 2003). He discussed new design directions, and how they determine allowable accelerations on people so that the design is thrilling but not causing great discomfort. Deb also did a quick overview of rollercoaster history. Listen to the podcast.

Monday, July 4, 2011

July 4th - Independence Day

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Call-in show

Your host, Dr. Deb, discussed the Kansas City Water Garden tour, and gave away tickets, gave a brief recap of the recent Sixth International Conference on Climate Change, and read the list of signers of the Declaration of Independence. Listen to the podcast.