Public Understanding of Science and Technology
The Foundation supports a range of radio programs that deal with science and technology and seeks to increase both the quantity and the quality of science and technology coverage.
Previous Sloan grants started the science and technology desk on National Public Radio and on Public Radio International’s The World, while current grants include support for Radiolab, Studio 360, Science Friday, Planet Money, PRX, and BURN: An Energy Journal.
The Foundation also supports LA Theatre Works in recording full-length science plays as part of a series called Relativity, broadcast on public radio. The recordings include numerous plays originally commissioned by the Foundation’s theater program.
Sloan has supported limited radio series, such as the Peabody-Award winning The DNA Files and has also sponsored science coverage on commercial radio, such as The Osgood File.
Listen to Alex Chadwick host BURN: An Energy Journal. Check out feature episodes on Nuclear Power after Fukushima, America's hunt for oil, and America's energy policy. more