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New Science Radio Program Geared
Towards African American Families
To capture the imaginations of African American children and their families, AAAS joins forces with the National Science Foundation (NSF), the The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., and the Delta Research and Education Foundation (DREF), to produce a weekly radio program on WOL, 1450 AM.
The program, which will eventually be distributed to radio stations owned by Radio One across the country, features renowned African American scientists who explain their work and tell how they got interested in the sciences.
"This initiative is opening for us a whole new medium for providing a window into the world of science for the African American community," says Shirley Malcom, director of the AAAS Directorate for Education and Human Resources and a commentator on the show. "In their stories, the scientists explain the importance of science in their lives, but also in the lives of everyday Americans."
WOL, a Radio One station in Washington, DC, with the largest African American audience in the area, will broadcast "Science and Everyday Experiences," or SEE, every week through 18 October.
Click here to listen to a clip from the first program, which was broadcast on Saturday, 26 April, from 5 to 6 p.m.
25 April 2003