CV

Town Of Ira

Selected Professional Experience

RADIO

  • Science Friday.   Executive Producer/Host.  Weekly science news talk-show, broadcast via NPR to 1.5 million listeners world wide, Podcast 24 million per year. 1991-present
  • Day To Day. Science/Technology reporter, 2003-2006, NPR
  • Sounds Like Science.  Host/Writer.  One hour weekly science and technology news magazine broadcast via NPR, 1997-1999.
  •  The Future of Medicine. Weekly syndicated radio program about research in health and medicine. 1989
  • All Things Considered, Morning Edition, Producer, Science Correspondent, 1971-1987, NPR
  • WBFO Radio, Buffalo, NY. News Director, Reporter 1969- 1971

TELEVISION

  • The Big Bang Theory.  Twice co-star in two episodes of CBS Television series, playing himself,  2010, 2013.
  •  Big Ideas. Host/Interviewer, 4 part series about frontiers of physics. PBS 2003
  • Maximum Science.  Anchoring round table discussions with scientists about current topics in the news.   Cablevision 2001-2004
  • The Patent Files.  Commentator for a  multi-part series about the history of inventions that have changed our lives.  The History Channel. 2001
  • Destination Future. A four part series about the future of space exploration, urban development, energy and transportation.  The Learning Channel.  2000
  • Science and Technology News Network.  News Director.  Writing, editing , overseeing editorial content of weekly science and technology television programming, 1997-1999
  • Transistorized!   Executive Producer/Host/Writer.  One-hour PBS documentary about the invention of the Transistor.  Nov, 1999.
  • Earth Keeping.  Host/writer.  Four part Television series on environmental issue, PBS/WGBH.  1993
  • CBS News: This Morning . CBS News.  Science news reporter for morning news program, 1991.
  • CNBC Your Working Life. CNBC cable.  Reported on news relating to the world of hi-tech, 1990.
  • Inside Eddie Johnson. Nickelodeon. Wrote/edited three part cable TV series explaining human body to teenagers, 1995.
  • Not Just the News.  Fox Network. On-camera expert.  Twelve part children’s television series, 1992
  • Practical Guide To Environmental Shopping.  Host/writer for WQED/PBS special about environmental issues.  1990
  • Halley’s Comet Updates.  Thirteen part series, PBS/KTCA Minneapolis, MN. 1986
  • Newton’s Apple.  Host/Writer.  Emmy Award winning science television series.  1982-1987.  PBS/KTCA
  • Alert!.  Camera operator, technical assistant, morning news program, KHD-21, 1966-67

WEBCASTS

PUBLICATIONS

  • Present At The Future:  From Evolution to Nanotechnology, Candid and Controversial Conversations on Science and Nature, Author
  • They All Laughed…  New York, HarperCollins.  Author, New York, HarperCollins.  Author
  • The Timetables of Technology.   Content writer for CD-Rom, 1997
  • Rainbows, Curve Balls and Other Wonders of The Natural World Explained. William Morrow & Co, Author
  • American Lawyer – Book Review (“Laser”)
  • Science Digest – “South Pole Science”
  • TV Guide – “Do You Know…?”
  • Scholastic News Times – “Diary of an Astronaut”
  • Current – “Cosmos”, “Voyage of the Mimi”
  • Los Angeles Times – “Computer Hackers”
  • Woman’s Day – “All About Fizz”

RECENT HONORS

  •  2014 – Distinguished Visiting Fellow, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • 2014 – Doctor of Humanities, SUNY Buffalo, Honorary
  • 2013 – Doctor of Science In Education, Muhlenberg College, Honorary
  • 2012 – Isaac Asimov Prize
  • 2010 – Nierenberg Prize
  • 2008 – Member Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • 2007 – National Science Teachers Assoc. Faraday Science Communicator Award
  • 2005 – Sigma Xi Membership
  • 2005 –  National Science Board Public Service Award
  • 2005 – World Economic Forum, Media Fellow
  • 2004 – California Nobel Prize Dinner, MC
  • 2002 – Elizabeth Wood Award, American Crystallographic Assoc.
  • 2000 – AAAS  Science and Society Award
  • 2000 – Grady Washburn Award
  • 1999 –  Carl Sagan Award – Association of Science Society Presidents
  • 1996 – The Athena Award – Best On-line Program- SciFri Kids Connection
  • 1993 – CPB Gold Baton- Talk of the Nation –  NPR
  • 1992 – Women in Communications – Matrix Award Outstanding Communicator

JOURNALIST  IN RESIDENCE

  • Harvard Media Fellow – April 2005
  • Michigan  State University – May, 2002
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison – Nov. 1990
  • Brookhaven College – April 1989

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • National Association of Science Writers
  • American Federation of Television and Radio, Screen Actors Guild

INVITED SPEAKER

  • The Tech Museum
  • American Association of Medical Colleges
  • North American Association of Environmental Educators
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Medical Association
  • Hewlett Packard
  • National Academy of Sciences
  • Johns Hopkins Univ.
  • Sun Microsystems
  • Mass. Inst. of Technology
  • Harvard University
  • Medtronic
  • Google
  • Culver Academies

EDUCATION

  • State University of New York, Buffalo, BS, Engineering -1971

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