PASADENA—Caltech and KPCC in Pasadena will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the monthly live radio program "AirTalk: The Caltech Edition" during the regular broadcast at 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 28.
Guests for the evening will be Caltech president David Baltimore and Caltech associate vice president Bob O'Rourke, who originally conceived the idea for the series. Veteran journalist Walter Cronkite and other media luminaries are scheduled to tape testimonials about "AirTalk" for broadcast.
The Caltech Edition is a special monthly installment of the regular "AirTalk" series, which is hosted every weekday evening by Larry Mantle on NPR-affiliated KPCC. Mantle devotes "AirTalk" to interviews of political figures, celebrities, academic personalities, authors, and others from a wide variety of backgrounds. Listeners have the opportunity during the show to call in and talk to Mantle or the guests directly.
Past Caltech guests have included Kip Thorne, an expert on gravitation and longtime collaborator with Stephen Hawking; Ed Stone, who holds a joint appointment as director of JPL and vice president at Caltech; Donna Shirley, who is head of JPL's Mars exploration program; Christof Koch, an expert on neural networks and computers who has spoken on the cloning controversy; and Andy Ingersoll, a planetary scientist who is an expert on global warming and the El Niño phenomenon.
After the 6 p.m. broadcast, Caltech and KPCC will hold a reception for past guests and past and present employees who have helped produce the show. Media representatives may make arrangements to attend the reception by contacting Caltech Media Relations.
KPCC broadcasts on 89.3 FM.