With Shutdown Over, Scientists Assess the Damage

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The U.S. government shutdown may be over, but J. Marshall Shepherd, president of the American Meteorological Society, says American science has suffered a lasting blow. He says the shutdown has delayed potentially life-saving research, weakened our international credibility, and signaled to youth that government science may not be a wise career option.

Segment Guests

J. Marshall Shepherd

J. Marshall Shepherd is host of Weather Geeks and director of the Program in Atmospheric Sciences at University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Sridhar Anandakrishnan

Sridhar Anandakrishnan is a professor in the department of geosciences at Penn State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Meet the Producer

About Christopher Intagliata

Christopher Intagliata was Science Friday’s senior producer. He once served as a prop in an optical illusion and speaks passable Ira Flatowese.