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"Radio Lab" Receives Award From National Academies
October 1, 2007
Funded by the National Science Foundation, "Radio Lab" is a program aired on WNYC radio whose science stories are featured on NPR news magazine programs. The show's producers received a 2007 National Academies Communication Award for their imaginative use of radio to make science accessible to broad audiences. The programs are co-hosted by Robert Krulwich, science reporter for NPR, and Jared Abumrad, WNYC radio producer and music composer.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2017, its budget is $7.5 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 48,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.
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