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Energy Bite Debuts on Earth Day - April 22, 2015


90.5 WESA is partnering with Carnegie Mellon University’s Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, a university-wide research institute leveraging the expertise of more than 100 faculty working on energy, to launch “Energy Bite.” The co-production is a new 90-second weekly program debuting on Earth Day-- Wednesday, April 22, 2015. It will feature a series of interviews with CMU faculty members discussing energy topics of interest to the general public.


  “Our energy future is one of the great issues of the century. Yet, most people know relatively little about it and even less about new and emerging developments,” said Jared L. Cohon, President Emeritus, University Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, and director of the Scott Institute. “The Scott Institute’s Energy Bite, developed in partnership with 90.5 WESA, will fill many of these gaps for listeners, improving both understanding and the quality of decision-making about energy.”

Following the debut broadcast, interviews will be aired on 90.5 WESA each Friday at 2:38 p.m. EDT, during “Science Friday.” In addition to being broadcast on 90.5 WESA, each interview will be available for public radio stations across the U.S. to use in their own markets via the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).

“We are proud to be able to bring this content to our audience, which values learning and hearing from experts with diverse perspectives on issues affecting life in western Pennsylvania, ” said 90.5 WESA General Manager DeAnne Hamilton.

In addition to learning more about energy issues that impact everyday life, listeners will be encouraged to to participate in a poll and submit questions for CMU faculty to discuss during upcoming episodes.