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AUDIO: Rich Wobbekind on fourth quarter economic outlook

Sept. 29, 2017

Colorado business leaders remain positive but optimism is cooling for the state and national economy in the fourth quarter, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says the lack of legislative action by Congress and the president...

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AUDIO: Larry Esposito on the spectacular end of the Cassini Mission to Saturn

Sept. 7, 2017

Exciting and sad at the same time is how CU Boulder planetary scientist Larry Esposito describes the end of one of NASA's most successful planetary missions. On Sept. 15, the Cassini spacecraft—orbiting Saturn since 2004—will plunge into Saturn's atmosphere, vaporizing into a spectacular, meteor-like fireball that NASA calls the "Grand...

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AUDIO: Fran Bagenal on the 40th anniversary of Voyager in space

Aug. 30, 2017

In 1977, two NASA space probes, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, launched into space destined to upend our view of the solar system forever. And when they reached Jupiter and Saturn, the images and data they sent back to Earth astounded space scientists around the globe, says CU Boulder’s Fran...

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AUDIO: Patrick Ferrucci on public perception and racial stereotypes of NFL quarterbacks

Aug. 17, 2017

Just over one in ten NFL quarterbacks are black. A small number considering that 68 percent of all NFL players are black, but it’s a fact that isn’t surprising to CU Boulder researcher Patrick Ferrucci who just published a study on racial stereotypes of black and white quarterbacks and how...

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AUDIO: Terra McKinnish on study that shows couple’s age difference affects marriage

Aug. 2, 2017

It’s not uncommon to see married couples with a significant age gap. But new research suggests that while in the beginning men and women both report greater marital satisfaction with younger spouses that satisfaction fades over time, says Terra McKinnish, a professor of economics at CU Boulder and co-author of...

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AUDIO: Detlev Helmig on potentially harmful atmospheric gases along the Front Range

July 20, 2017

In response to high levels of methane in Boulder and the Front Range, University of Colorado Boulder researcher Detlev Helmig has partnered with Boulder County to create an automated monitoring system to measure potentially harmful atmospheric gases and make that data available to the public.

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AUDIO: CU Boulder's Brian Toon on environmental, human impacts of nuclear war

July 17, 2017

The continued nuclear arms race between the developing countries of India, Pakistan and North Korea has prompted scientists to revisit a 1980s study that examined the effects of a nuclear war.

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AUDIO: Jennifer Balch on how humans cause most wildfires

July 14, 2017

As the summer heats up and the wildlands dry out wildfires are exploding across the west. Currently five of the 45 wildfires burning in the west are in Colorado and, in many cases, the fires are human caused. It’s a trend that has been heating up over the last few...

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AUDIO: Wobbekind on Colorado’s third quarter economic outlook

June 27, 2017

Colorado business leaders continue to show a positive outlook for the state economy in the third quarter of 2017, but at a more tempered pace than last quarter, according to the University of Colorado Boulder Leeds Business Confidence Index survey released today. CU Boulder economist Richard Wobbekind (WAH-Be-kin), says the...

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AUDIO: Daniel Lee on origins of 'stink eye,' other eye expressions

June 16, 2017

CU Boulder scientist Daniel Lee has studied the wonders of eye expressions for eight years and says they do more than just convey an array of emotions: They helped us survive and evolve as a species.

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