In first for 3 segments, we speak with James G. Ingalls a Staff Scientist at the Spitzer Space Telescope / Science Center, and a member of the InfraRed Spectrograph Instrument Support Team that discovered the seven earthlike planets orbiting a dwarf star. [ dur: 12mins. ]
- James G. Ingalls is Staff Scientist at the Spitzer Space Telescope / Science Center, and a member of the InfraRed Spectrograph Instrument Support Team. He is co-author of Seven temperate terrestrial planets around the nearby ultracool dwarf star TRAPPIST-1.
Then, secret heroes. We know the role of presidents and other leaders in shaping history, however we hear little about the unsung heroes; many who have risked their lives to liberate and rescue others. Who might some of those secret heroes be? We are joined by Paul Martin author of Secret Heroes: Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World. [ dur: 14mins. ]
- Paul Martin is writer, editor and journalist., He is the author of Secret Heroes: Everyday Americans Who Shaped Our World and Villains, Scoundrels, and Rogues.
Finally, what does the election of Trump mean for the United Nations? [ dur: 33mins. ]
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- Stephen Hoadley is a Professor of Politics and International Relations at The University of Auckland. He is the author of, Asian Security Reassessed, New Zealand and France: Politics, Diplomacy and Dispute Management, and Soldiers and Politics in South East Asia.
- Mark Eugene Amsler is a Professor in Cultures, Languages and Linguistics and Director of the Europe Institute at the University of Auckland, He is the author of Effective Literacies: Writing and Multilingualism in the Later Middle Ages.
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This program is produced with generous contribution from Ankine Aghassian, Tim Page, Mike Hurst and Sudd Dongre.