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Podcast: Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award Winners

Glenn and I attended the a href=”http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005N7SA?ie=UTF8tag=wwwviolentkicomlinkCode=as2camp=1789creative=9325creativeASIN=B00005N7SA”Popular Mechanics /aimg src=”http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wwwviolentkicoml=as2o=1a=B00005N7SA” width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” / a href=”http://www.popularmechanics.com/breakthrough07″Breakthrough Conference/a in New York this month and were lucky enough to catch up with some of the winners for interviews. We talked with a href=”http://www.oilendgame.com/TheAuthors.html”Amory B. Lovins,/a a visionary of radical energy efficiency who talked with us about what advice he would give the current crop of presidential candidates about energy efficiency. We also talked with a href=”http://www.humdingerwind.com/”Shawn Frayne,/a an inventor whose work has focused on water disinfection, “green” packaging, cleaner cooking fuels and wind energy. Frayne received a 2007 Breakthrough award for inventing the Windbelt, which takes advantage of aerostatic flutter to produce low-cost electricity. br /br /Finally, we talked with Shawn Carlson, a physicist, science writer, educator and recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship for his innovative approaches to science education. He talks about why 40% of the PHDs in the sciences and engineering are now foreign born and how we can help our kids get excited about math and science in the schools. He is the founder of a href=”http://www.labrats.org/”Labrats.org,/a a terrific website for kids who are interested in science. I like their motto: “Data over Dogma.” br /br /You can listen directly — no downloading needed — by a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2007/10/16/the_glenn_and_helen_show_amory.php”going here/a and clicking on the gray Flash player. You can download the entire file and listen at your leisure a href=”http://richmedia.pjmedia.com/audio/politicscentral/glenn_helen_show/20071017-PopMech.mp3″by clicking right here,/a and you can get a lo-fi version suitable for dialup by going a href=”http://politicscentral.com/2007/10/16/the_glenn_and_helen_show_amory.php”here/a and selecting lo-fi. Plus, you can always get a a href=”http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=116559643s=143441″free subscription via iTunes/a — and why wouldn’t you, really? br /br /Visit our show archives for past episodes and updates at a href=”http://glennandhelenshow.com”GlennandHelenShow.com./a Music is by Mobius Dick.br /br /This podcast is brought to you by Volvo Automobiles. Buy a Volvo today and tell them it’s all because of the Glenn and Helen Show!