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Secret Life of Scientists and Engineers

Jill Tarter: Carl's Turning Over In His Grave

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Jill Tarter is an astronomer and the Bernard M. Oliver Chair for SETI Research at the SETI Institute in California. SETI stands for Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence and that's exactly what Jill's been doing for almost her entire professional life. She was also the basis for the main character in Carl Sagan's novel "Contact" and the character played by Jodie Foster in the film adaptation.

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Cheri Blauwet: I’m the Doctor, Not the Patient

Gold medalist Cheri Blauwet becomes a doctor and opens eyes to the idea of "disabilities".

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Cheri Blauwet: I’m the Doctor, Not the Patient

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Cheri Blauwet: I Brought Home the Gold…in a Wheelchair

Cheri Blauwet gets talked into finding her passion.... which eventually turns to gold.

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Cheri Blauwet: I Brought Home the Gold…in a Wheelchair

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John Horgan: The Secret Life of Terrorists

John Horgan collects the stories of former terrorists.

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John Horgan: The Secret Life of Terrorists

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John Horgan: The Dangers of Hanging Out with Terrorists

John Horgan interviews an IRA terrorist and wonders if he's made a huge mistake.

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John Horgan: The Dangers of Hanging Out with Terrorists

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