Shaughnessy Naughton: on running science up the Hill

With the 2016 elections right around the corner (please vote!), our prayers to the science gods were answered and we were graced with a surprise visit from Shaughnessy Naughton. Not only is she the founder of of the 314 PAC, a political action committee aimed at providing support for scientists interested in running for political office, she is also a recent contender for Pennsylvania’s 8th Congressional District Democratic ticket. The Science Soapbox team loves nothing more than a scientist working to alter the state of the scientific drought plaguing our legislation, so we were thrilled to chat about engaging the scientific community, the state of politics, and the channels in between.

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This episode was recorded on November 1, 2016 in the Rockefeller University Outreach Lab. Special thanks to Visager for music.

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