10/04/2013

With Government Shut Down, Science Idles

7:33 minutes

As the budgetary stalemate in Washington continues, many federally funded science projects are now on hold. Matthew Hourihan of the American Association for the Advancement of Science describes some of the effects of the funding impasse on research programs, from the CDC to NASA.

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Matthew Hourihan

Matthew Hourihan is the director of the Research & Development Budget and Policy Program at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Washington, D.C.

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About Charles Bergquist

As Science Friday’s director, Charles Bergquist channels the chaos of a live production studio into something sounding like a radio program. Favorite topics include planetary sciences, chemistry, materials, and shiny things with blinking lights.

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