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Science songster interview #11: Baba Brinkman

Baba Brinkman, known to many as the “Rap Guide to Evolution guy,” spent a month at the National Institute for Mathematatical and Biological Synthesis this past spring through the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program. He’s now starring in an Off-Broadway show, but … Continue reading

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Science Songster Interview #10: Do Peterson

Do Peterson was the founder and leader of the now-defunct band Science Groove. He has also been a close friend and collaborator of mine for over 15 years. It’s hard to summarize all that I’ve learned from him about music … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #9: Rishi Nag

SAS&M: I UNDERSTAND THAT PROFESSOR KARMADILLO IS A MUSICAL ACT LED BY YOU, AND THAT IT GREW OUT OF A BAND CALLED KARMADILLO, ALSO LED BY YOU. PLEASE DESCRIBE THE ORIGINS OF THESE GROUPS AND HOW THEY RELATE TO EACH … Continue reading

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My turn to be interviewed

I’ve enjoyed restarting the Science Songster interview series, and more of those interviews are ahead. In the meantime, though, I was just interviewed by Srinath (Kris) Rao for his radio program Biotek Beat, which can be heard every Tuesday at … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #8: Tom McFadden

I distinctly remember when I heard about Tom McFadden for the first time: he and his song “Regulatin’ Genes” were featured in the New York Times’ TierneyLab blog in March of 2009. I was impressed (and a bit jealous). Since … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #7: Lodge McCammon

After an overly long break in the science songster interview series, we are back with a real treat! Lodge McCammon, Ph.D. is a Specialist in Curriculum and Contemporary Media at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, part of the College … Continue reading

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Missing links

…Missing from this blog until now, that is. Time for another catch-up post! • And the winner is… Tom McFadden’s wrap-up of New Zealand’s Science Idol contest. • Banana Slug String Band interviewed by Rose Kaya. Ms. Kaya is a … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #6: Kevin Ahern

Today’s interview victim is Dr. Kevin Ahern, a Senior Instructor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at Oregon State University. Kevin maintains a Metabolic Melodies site of songs that he has written, mostly about biochemistry. SAS&M: YOU’VE WRITTEN WELL … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #5: Kate McAlpine

Today our interview series marches onward with a former marching band flutist who has achieved fame as a science rapper: Kate McAlpine, a.k.a. alpinekat. SAS&M: YOUR EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IS MOSTLY IN PHYSICS AND WRITING. WHAT SORT OF MUSICAL TRAINING DO … Continue reading

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Science songster interview #4: Jay Clark

Below is our interview with Jay Clark, yet another participant in the NIMBioS Songwriter-in-Residence program. Stay tuned for more interview with NON-NIMBioS science songsters! SAS&M: DESCRIBE YOUR CURRENT WORK AS A SONGWRITER/MUSICIAN IN A SENTENCE. JC: My current work as … Continue reading

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