The Pulse celebrates 1 year with live studio production

     Maiken Scott interviews Ken Lacovara, Drexel University paleontology professor, about his team's discovery of Dreadnoughtus. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Burke)

    Maiken Scott interviews Ken Lacovara, Drexel University paleontology professor, about his team's discovery of Dreadnoughtus. (Photo courtesy of Daniel Burke)

    WHYY-FM’s award-winning health and science program turned one this month and its team celebrated with a one hour, in-studio performance of The Pulse on Thursday.

    The event kicked off with a behind the scenes look at how the show is produced each week, followed by Maiken Scott’s interview with Ken Lacovara, the Drexel scientist who found one of the most gigantic dinosaurs of all time.  He even brought two of the bones with him. 

    The Franklin Institute’s Derrick Pitts took the stage to talk about adaptive optics and how our beloved optical space telescopes may be obsolete one day.

    Comedian Chris Coccia interviewed Drexel University cosmologist Dr. David Goldberg for a “So What Do You Do?” segment. They talked time machines, worm holes and the best cocktail party questions to pose to a physicist.

    Bradley Beck had the crowd laughing and wincing at the same time while sharing his Patient File story about kidney stones.

    WHYY’s Vice President of News Chris Satullo joined Pulse reporters Carolyn Beeler, Taunya English and Elana Gordon for a Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me: Pulse Edition sketch aimed at stumping the audience on topics that aired on The Pulse this past year.

    And Darlene Cavalier closed out the night with a talk on citizen science and the different projects science enthusiasts can get involved in in the region. 

    Watch the video above for a quick recap.  If you were there, thanks for coming! We’d love to know what you thought.  Please leave your comments at the bottom of this article.  

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