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Grete Dollitz, Public Radio Host, Has Died at 88

The voice of Grete Dollitz was stilled last week. Grete died at the age of 88 May 9. She hosted classical music programs for more than forty years on Richmond public radio  and hosted “The Hour with the Guitar” for 25 years on WCVE-FM. This was originally aired last September in recognition of Grete’s retirement.  It was rebroadcast May 13 in remembrance of our colleague and dear friend.

Question Your World: How Will We Fuel Long Term Space Exploration?

The Apollo 11 mission in 1969 was one of the most sophisticated scientific experiments of all time. This trip involved over 5 million lbs. of fuel for the round trip to our closest celestial neighbor. That worked well for getting us to the moon and back, but how much fuel could we possibly produce and carry on board for a trip to the distant reaches of our solar system?

Question Your World: What Came First, The Chicken Or The Egg?

Science is the process by which we can ask and answer questions about our natural world. Everything from our most routine activities all the way to the quest for our universe’s origins are fair game for the field of science! So, lets put science to the test and answer an age-old question: What came first, the chicken or the egg? Listen to the latest Question Your World Radio Report from the Science Museum of Virginia.

Question Your World: Could We Ever Control Our Biological Clocks?

Every living creature on Earth is designed, more or less, by four basic nucleic acids. These acids combined in various sequences and strands form our DNA, which dictates everything about us from our daily physiology to our biological rhythms, commonly referred to as our biological clocks. This clock controls when we’re active, when we eat, how we age, and so on. So here’s the big question, could we someday alter our biological clocks?