Maggie Koerth-Baker from BoingBoing is guest hosting What is Color?

Maggie Koerth-Bamaggie_bioker is a freelance science journalist, columnist for The New York Times Magazine, and the science editor at, a technology and culture blog with six million monthly readers. In 2012, she published Before the Lights Go Out, a book about the future of energy and the United States electric grid. Her work will be featured in the upcoming anthology The Best Science and Nature Writing 2014. Maggie writes about many different topics, but she is especially interested in two big ideas: How science impacts and interacts with society and culture; and how our everyday lives are shaped by the unseen systems that turn science and technology into useful tools. Maggie is a member of the board of the Council for the Advancement of Science Writing. She was selected as one of Time Magazine‘s top Twitter feeds of 2012 and was named one of the best science thinkers on the Internet by Wired Magazine in 2013. Her work has appeared in magazines like Discover and Popular Science, and in the anthology The Best Science Writing Online 2012.

How do you see colors, and do they look the same to everyone? It's not an easy question. Actor Alan Alda leads this action-packed exploration of the science of the spectrum. Program details here.

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