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On the Beat with Dr. Story Musgrave

Dr. Story Musgrave has been to space 6 different times. In his spare time he moonlighted as a trauma surgeon. And that’s just scratching the surface. Remarkable man indeed. The following interview was conducted on July 10th, 2019 by Brett Barry.

Story Musgrave on “his little sweetie”, the Hubble Space Telescope.

The Challenger disaster and the need for a long term space exploration vision.

Watching the moon landing from Mission Control (!).

A message for humanity.

Intelligent life, elsewhere, and Syracuse University’s gamble on Story Musgrave pays off.

The InclusiveU Program and advice for students overcoming adversity in pursuit of goals.

Two questions for Dr. Musgrave by Sound Beat intern Ian Coe.

 

Image: Story Musgrave EVA on STS-6 | by NASA

 

 

 


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On the Beat with Sean O’Keefe

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Image: Orange Central Reunion Homecoming 2011 One On One With Sean O’Keefe & Jeff Glor Service Strategy & Space

The following excerpts are from an interview with former NASA Administrator and current SU professor Sean O’Keefe, conducted by Brett Barry on June 28, 2019.

The Wright Brothers’ daring achievement and how it got us to Mars:

Those overachieving Mars rovers and the argument for a base on the Moon:

The Columbia tragedy and the end of the shuttle program:

The importance of public service:

Memories of Syracuse University in 1978:

Remembrances of iconic Maxwell professors Dwight Waldo and Jesse Burkhead:

Why he teaches:

A Neil Armstrong story:

 

 




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Rest in Peace, Merle Haggard

Merle Haggard was a bad kid. “Incorrigible”, to be precise: that’s how his mother described him, when she turned him over to the cops, beginning his first jail stint at the tender age of 11(!). He’d bounce in and out of jail, (including one escape), but wasn’t fully rehabilitated until, while an inmate at San Quentin, he heard Johnny Cash play his famous concert on January 1, 1958.
Haggard credited Cash’s performance with inspiring his own career, and when he died today, on his 79th birthday, that career had encompassed a half century and produced a staggering 38 #1 hits. Including this one, about a mother who tried to her best to raise her wild child right. RIP Merle Haggard.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loT_pYzi3Vw&nohtml5=False

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Wild Animals I Have Known

Author and artist Ernest Thompson Seton helped found the Boy Scouts, but is perhaps best known for his 1898 collection of stories entitled Wild Animals I Have Known. Beautifully illustrated and written from the animal’s perspectives, he told the tales of Silverspot, the crow, Raggylug, the cottontail rabbit, and Lobo, King of Currumpaw. Watch the popular PBS documentary on Lobo: “The Wolf That Changed America”, and check out our episode on Ernest Thompson Seton at http://soundbeat.org/episode/hunting-wolves/
http://www.pbs.org/…/the-wolf-that-changed-america-vi…/4332/


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SB Student Worker Aimee’s Weekly Log

Hello all! These posts will serve to give you a little glimpse into the work I’m doing for Sound Beat. Thanks again to the John Ben Snow Foundation for making it all possible! This will be my last one for a bit, as I’ll be off for the end of semester break, but back with you in a few short weeks. Happiest of Holiday wishes!

December 4th – December 10th

Finished up “Road to Sound Beat Episodes” – 6 hours

Started to look for second theme idea. I’m thinking “All in the Family” – a week that features sibling/family musical acts, or to get more specific, perhaps “Sister Acts”…which is probably pretty self-explanatory. There are so many greats to choose from…obviously the Andrews Sisters jump right to mind, but I’m considering staying away from them since they’re the obvious choice. I located over ten acts that I know we have in the archives including sisters: Dinning, Boswell, McGuire and Lennon. What do you all think? If you ever have any comments, please post them below, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter @onthesoundbeat! – 4 hours


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SB Student Worker Aimee’s Weekly Log

Hello all! These posts will serve to give you a little glimpse into the work I’m doing for Sound Beat. Thanks again to the John Ben Snow Foundation for making it all possible!

December 1st – December 7th

This week I concentrated solely on putting together the episode write-ups for my first theme week,  which will air in February! Roughly following the process outlined in the Sound Beat Class Partnership, I wrote the scripts using 175 words, which we’ll edit down further.

 


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SB Student Worker Aimee’s Weekly Log

Hello all! These posts will serve to give you a little glimpse into the work I’m doing for Sound Beat. Thanks again to the John Ben Snow Foundation for making it all possible!

October 30th – November 5th

Created video explanation on how to search for recordings in Belfer. – 3 hours

Found some great information to get started on Road Series episodes including a piece Bob Hope wrote up about Bing Crosby after his passing, a short biography on Dorothy Lamour (decided to use “Personality” for her episode), and a piece on Syracuse native Jimmy Van Heusen – will use “Moonlight Becomes You” for his episode. –  7 hours


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SB Student Worker Aimee’s Weekly Log

Hello all! These posts will serve to give you a little glimpse into the work I’m doing for Sound Beat. Thanks again to the John Ben Snow Foundation for making it all possible!

October 23rd – October 29th

 Met with reference librarian to discuss resource options to find more information about the Road Series songs. She suggested perhaps focusing on the past reviews of the movie and any mention of why they were popular (if it was because they were funny, use a part of a song to show that humor). – 2 hours

Collected a list of Road series songs the archive has and basic information that might be helpful in my research. Started looking for song information (finding it’s not that easy as a lot of the songs were not very popular). Searched through movie reviews from newspapers that might mention any songs. Decided to focus on trivia from the Road Series might be easier and started research for that. – 7 hours

Planned ideas for the blog – perhaps instructions on how to search the archive? – 1 hour