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11 June 2013

Effects of the Sequester on Scientific Research

For the week of June 16th, 2013

For many Americans, the effects of broad reductions in federal spending–the so-called sequester– have barely been felt. That’s worrisome to some scientists who fear the public often doesn’t appreciate the value of scientific research. This week on Access Minnesota, we discuss sequester cuts to scientific research and the potential impact on the U.S. economy and our way of life.

  • Guest: James Kakalios, Taylor Distinguished Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota
  • Issues: Sequester effects on scientific research and grant proposals; Why science funding was so much higher during the Cold War; Why it is so difficult for scientists to explain the effects of funding cuts on their field with the public

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