December 13, 2014 - Madison, WI - Monona Terrace

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12.13.2014

A live show from the Monona Terrace in Madison, WI! This week Diana Kormos-Buchwald from Caltech talks about The Einstein Papers and of course your weekly dose of All the News That Isn'tThanks For the Memos and two hilarious rounds of the Whad'Ya Know? Quiz!

All the News That Isn't - December 13, 2014

The news of the week in review askew!
This week's skewered headlines and headline makers feature:

Queen-to-be Kate Middleton, LeBron James, Texas court, CVS, Pope Francis and St. Bernards, Madonna, 'Dislike Button', Johnny Manzell, Consumer Sediment, Paul Revere, Rick Perry, Chicag Cubs, Barney, Darwin Report, Gov. Walker's Molotov and more!

Diana Kormos-Buchwald

Diana Kormos-Buchwald is a historian of modern physical science whose interests span science, politics, and culture between 1895 and 1945. Her research concerns the development of scientific ideas and experiments, the textual representation of science, and controversies involving science, religion, and authority. As the director of the Einstein Papers Project, her work has focused on Albert Einstein.

Kormos-Buchwald is the co-editor of the documentary edition of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, leading the project, spearheading fundraising efforts, and running the effort to translate the papers into English. The Einstein Papers Project is one of the most ambitious scholarly publishing ventures undertaken in the history of science. An international group of scholars and staff collects, transcribes, annotates, and publishes The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, which provides the first complete picture of Einstein's massive written legacy. The volumes cover topics ranging from Einstein's groundbreaking work on the special and general theories of relativity and the origins of quantum physics to his global involvement in promoting cooperation, human rights, education, and disarmament. When completed, the printed series will contain over 14,000 documents, filling nearly 30 volumes.

On the show she shares a little on the process and Einstein's grade school record with Michael!

Town of the Week - Kermit, TX

Sara looks back at the history even geological data of Kermit, named after Theodore Roosevelt's son Kermit, who visited the town. Local activities include sand tobbogganing and more! Then Lyle dials out and connects Michael with Rodney Hayes in Kermit a local florist! Rodney talks about the ups and downs of the town's population and woes of traffic flux and the old folks in town.