Episode 47 – The Last Stand!

A last minute pep-talk by Mr. Breed to prepare his students for the 2008 Earth Science Regents is the focus of today’s program.  In Earth Science News we take a look at a story from the New York Times Dot Earth section of their website that describes a study demonstrates a significant rise in world ocean temperatures during the past 40 years, adding support to the global warming debate.  Music is from the Podsafe Music Network (http://music.podshow.com).  Black Lab with “See the Sun – Live Acoustic,” and “Broken Heart.”  Check out the links to these musicians in the Links section of our blog!”

Episode 46 – A Cornucopia of Test-Taking Tips

Performing better in preparing for and in taking important exams is the focus of today’s program.  In Earth Science News we take a look at a story from http://www.sciencedaily.com that describes the study of freshly erupted rock material from the Mid-Atlantic Ridge in an effort to learn more about tectonic plate movements.  Music is from the Podsafe Music Network (http://music.podshow.com).  Ron Rutherford’s “Lone Wolf” and Matthew Ebel’s “Downtown.  Check out the links to these musicians in the Links section of our blog!”

Episode 45 – Brain Zappers!

Reviewing for that all-important NYS Earth Science Regents Exam is the focus of today’s program.  In Earth Science News we take a look at a story from the New York Times – June 3, 2008 – that describes the potential health hazards and cancer risks involved with excessive use of cellular phones.  Music is from the Podsafe Music Network (http://music.podshow.com).  Ron Rutherford “Dirt Road” and the Everyday Bombshell “Polka Stomp.”  Check out links to Ron Rutherford’s and Everyday Bombshell’s music under our “Links” section!

Episode 44 – The Phoenix Has Landed!

Reviewing for that all-important NYS Earth Science Regents Exam is the focus of today’s program.  In Earth Science News we take a look at a story from the New York Times – May 26, 2008 – that describes the Phoenix Mars Lander’s incredibly successful landing on the northern polar region of Mars last Sunday.  Music is from the Podsafe Music Network (http://music.podshow.com).  Ron Rutherford “Hole In My Heart” and the Black Lab “The Real You.”  Check out links to Ron Rutherford’s and Everyday Bombshell’s music under our “Links” section!

Episode 33 – What Do You Do on a Snow Day?

Well… sitting at good ol’ CVHS on a snow day when everyone else was sitting comfortably at home was certainly no picnic.  I guess if life serves you lemons, make lemonade!  I had a productive snow day… it even let me get a podcast out that I was wondering for the life of me how I was going to find time to do so.  I think the show came out well… crappy scratchy voice and all.  The news story this week focused upon amateur satellite spotters who use simple field equipment to track all sorts of satellites… even secret government spy satellites!  You can do this at home too.  We also took a closer look at the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY.  Awesome place!  I highly recommend you take the time to visit.  Teachers get free admission all next week!  Give the show a listen and for crying out loud, send me some feedback!  See ya!

Episode 31 – It’s All Water Under the Ground!

Welcome back, fellow listeners!  Don’t forget to subscribe to the show with the “Links” section to the right!  Sorry about the delay in getting these show notes out there… with mid-terms and quarterly averages due at my school it’s been a bit hectic around here to say the least. How about this week’s show? The story about Gypsumville’s tainted groundwater was intriguing. Who would have thought that a METEORITE would pollute groundwater 250 million years later? We also discussed at length the concepts of porosity, permeability, and capillarity as they apply to groundwater and the NYS Regents Earth Science Core Curriculum. Listen up if you want some higher grades on that exam! As usual, I thought this week’s music was awesome. Please support our show’s artists by actually BUYING their music, whether it’s on the iTunes Store, Amazon, CD Baby, MySpace, etc. To heck with Limewire… do you actually LIKE getting viruses and spyware so you get the pleasure of reinstalling everything on your hard drive? This week I featured Black Lab’s single “Mine Again,” and Lifted Culture’s “We Rock.” Check out the links to the right! Thanks for listening and until next week… See Ya!

Podcasting Troubles at Least Partially Solved!

Hey!  Well, after a bunch of time spent working on our RSS feed and playing e-mail tag with Apple, I think we’re on the verge of fixing the troubles with the podcast.  I’ve included a link to our new feed under our “Links” section of the blog.  Here it is if you don’t want to look it up… http://podcast.cvcsd.stier.org/Podcast/mbreed/Secure/Uploads/lgdtesci.xml.  I’ve re-submitted the podcast to the iTunes Store and am now awaiting their response.  It should take a day or two to hear back from them.  I took the time to revamp our logo and make it a bit more professional looking.  Stay tuned and until next time, see ya!New Podcast Logo