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Q&A with NPR correspondent Richard Harris

February 24, 2011

Award-winning NPR science correspondent Richard Harris addressed a standing-room-only crowd at Purdue University on Feb. 3 as part of a Discovery Lecture on the role of journalists and scientists surrounding the massive Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010. Harris received a 2010 AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award in November for his coverage of the environmental disaster, sparked in large part by an analysis of the leaking oil by Purdue Professor Steve Wereley, a lead researcher at Discovery Park's Birck Nanotechnology Center. Here is an 8-minute video of an interview with Harris by Phillip Fiorini, Discovery Park senior writer/editor for Purdue Marketing and Media.
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