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The Birds & The Bees

BY ERIC REFSLAND
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Rhena and Eric Refsland raise bees in their urban home outside Washington DC. Listen as they share the peculiar makeup of a hive and the process of reproduction in bees.

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Sex in the Bible

BY JARROD JABRE
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Jarrod Jabre is an ordained deacon in the Lutheran church. As an expert on the bible, he knows a lot about parts that are often ommitted in common conversation. Listen as he shares some of the many times that sex is discussed in the bible.

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Mysteries of Orchid Pollination

BY TOM MIRENDA
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Tom Mirenda is the orchid experte at the Smithsonian. In this presentation, he talks about fascinating techniques for reproduction in orchids. Some use disguise, some use phermomones, some use beauty. Listen in to discover the incredible world of orchids.

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The Impact of Comprehensive Sex Education

BY MICKEY IRIZARRY
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Mickey Irizarry spends her days educating and discussing sex with college students. Listen as she talks about sexual education in universities and some of the interesting questions she gets from students.

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Why We Do it

BY DEBBIE CHURGAI
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Debbie Churgai is inspired by sex. Having read several articles on the reasons for sex, Debbie wrote a paper in grad school on the topic. In this presentation, Debbie shares some of the reasons humans have sex.

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Paula's Passion and Panda Proclivities

BY PAULA BRANTNER
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 12, 2016

Paula Brantner loves pandas. She volunteers at the National Zoo in Washington DC and is privy to all of their behavior, including the more intimate ones. Listen as Paula shares the process and challenges to getting pandas to mate.

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How to Find Your Community

BY SAMANTHA DUBLIN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 13, 2015

Sam Dublin and Joy Andrews are friends and co-owners of a community wellness center. Community is an important aspect of health for these two entrepreneurs. Listen as they provide tips on how to find your community.

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Non-Linear Communodynamics

BY BRENDAN HANRAHAN
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 13, 2015

Brendan Hanrahan shares the story of how his friend Drew Leathers used his sickness to create community. An incredible story, the national event, Cupid's Undie Run, was born from this community and generates milions of dollars every year for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

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Wine Pairing for Penguins

BY JARROD JABRE
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Jarrod Jabre is a level 1 sommelier and self-described "wine guy". Jarrod discusses how to pair wine for the beginner using real-life examples of restaurants local to Silver Spring. Listen and level up your wine pairing knowledge.

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Eat Chocolate

BY PUJA SATIANI
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Puja Satiani was educated as an attorney. She hit a point in her life when she had to make a tough decision. She pivoted her career from law to chocolate. In this presentation, she discussses real vs fake chocolate and whether chocolate is an aphrodisiac. 

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Growing Empowerment

BY CHRISTIE BALCH
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Christie Balch discusses how Crossroads is using local food and education to strengtehn communities. Crossroads is an organization that promotes small business through community building and entrepreneuriship. Learn about how Christie's past has contributed to Crossroads becomign a local solution.

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Community Food Rescue

BY CHERYL KOLLIN
@ VOL 4 ON JUL 10, 2015

Cheryl Collin helps with Community Food Rescue, a food recovery program. She shares a story about how an individual recovering loaves of bread behind a bakery led to a county wide effort to preserve food. This presentation describes food recovery, one of today's methods for achieving sustainability.

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