Sep. 16, 2011
Congressman Rush Holt argues for keeping research and development as a key part of the federal budget.
Feb. 18, 2011
White House Science Advisor John Holdren on science and spending.
Jan. 23, 2009
As the new administration in Washington gets underway, we'll talk about funding for research and innovation in hostile economic times. Will the economic stimulus package use science funding as a tool?
Oct. 17, 2008
Ira talks with Rush Holt, plasma physicist and member of the U.S. House of Representatives, about how the troubled economic times may affect the outlook for science and technology in the US.
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