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Secret Life Snap Shot #11

Here’s our own Stephon Alexander, theoretical physicist and jazz saxophonist performing live. “I was a professor of Physics at Penn State (three years ago),” says Stephon. “I played every Friday at a jazz club called Bar Blue. The band played jazz standards, funk and afro-jazz. The name of the band was called STAQ (the Stephon Alexander quartet).”

With some help from Mr. Kaplan and John Coltrane, Stephon is a very cool jazzman.

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Joshua Seftel

    Executive Producer Joshua Seftel’s love for science started at a young age. He was a Pre-Medical Sciences major in college, and his first job out of school was as a high school physics teacher. Meanwhile, Josh discovered a passion for filmmaking and made his first documentary, the Emmy-nominated “Lost and Found” (1992), about the plight of Romania’s orphaned and abandoned children. He hasn’t stopped making films since, including “Taking on the Kennedys” (1996) and “War, Inc” (2008) starring John Cusack, Marisa Tomei, and Ben Kingsley. Josh also directed the first season of “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” and helped develop the Emmy-nominated PBS children’s show “Fetch! With Ruff Ruffman.” He has long been committed to public broadcasting and is a frequent contributor to “Nova Science Now.”