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Dr. Elazer R. Edelman, director of the Harvard-MIT Biomedical Engineering Center, is an electrical engineer who became a cardiologist and went on to do path-breaking work on the use of stents, small mesh tubes placed in narrowed or weakened arteries for the treatment of heart disease.

Ask Bob Hirshon, executive producer and host of AAAS’s award-winning, nationally syndicated radio program Science Update about his favorite episode and you can almost hear his mental Rolodex spinning.

Perhaps the shows with Nobel Laureates, like James Watson? Or engineering giants like Robert Noyce? Of course, there have also been shows on singing Hawaiian fruitflies, intelligent parrots, and naked mole rat society.