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Blue Dot, named after Carl Sagan's famous speech about our place in the universe, features interviews with guests from all over the regional, national and worldwide scientific communities. Host Dave Schlom leads discussions about the issues science is helping us address with experts who shed light on climate change, space exploration, astronomy, technology and much more. Dave asks us to remember: from deep space, we all live on a pale, blue dot. Blue Dot is engineered, co-produced and co-hosted by Matt Shilts. It airs Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. and Fridays at 6:30 p.m.

Dianna Cowern, aka Physics Girl

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Physics Girl, aka Dianna Cowern, has created a lot of buzz about science and herself online. Her YouTube channel educates and fascinates, aiming to make science interesting and fun (See "How to Make a Cloud in Your Mouth" below). Dave Schlom's conversation with Cowern was going so well that we kept it rolling well past the usual four-minute mark. 

Dave Schlom is the longtime host and creator of Blue Dot. From surfing to Voyager in interstellar space, rock guitar to orcas in our imperiled oceans, the topics on Blue Dot are as varied as the host’s interests and connections -- which are pretty limitless! An internationally respected space history journalist, Dave is also deeply fascinated by all aspects of the grand workings of nature’s awesome machinery on scales ranging from galactic to subatomic. And topics take in all aspects of the arts and sciences.