WEOS Presents NPR’S “SCIENCE FRIDAY” – Hobart and William Smith Colleges \
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WEOS, Hobart and William Smith Colleges’ radio station, will present a national broadcast of National Public Radio’s flagship call-in science program in front of a live audience in Cornell University’s Bailey Hall.

This broadcast of “Talk of the Nation: Science Friday,” hosted by Ira Flatow, will be from 2 to 4 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9 and is made possible by Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Cornell University. Tickets are free but required, and can be picked up at the Ticket Center in Ithaca on the Commons, at Willard Straight Hall at Cornell, or online at www.flpr.org/sciencefriday. Additional details about the show can be found at that Web address.

Audience members at Bailey Hall will have opportunities to ask questions of the guests along with callers from a national audience. Science Friday airs on hundreds of NPR member stations in many major markets, including New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Houston, Washington D.C., among many others.

Veteran NPR science correspondent, and award-winning TV journalist, Ira Flatow is the host of “Science Friday.”  He anchors the show each Friday, bringing radio and Internet listeners worldwide a lively, informative discussion on science, technology, health, space and the environment. Mixing his passion for science with a tendency toward being “a bit of a ham,” Flatow describes his work as the challenge “to make science and technology a topic for discussion around the dinner table.”

Flatow has shared that enthusiasm with public radio listeners for more than 35 years. His recent honors include: National Science Teachers Association Faraday Science Communicator Award (2007), National Science Board Public Service Award (2005), World Economic Forum Media Fellowship (2005), Elizabeth Wood Writing (2002), AAAS Journalism award (2000), Brady Washburn Award (2000), the Carl Sagan Award (1999).

Owned by Hobart and William Smith Colleges, WEOS-Finger Lakes Public Radio has been the NPR affiliate station for the Finger Lakes region of New York State for more than 15 years.