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Searching for Life's Origins and Purging Paper

Megan Sukys/Dave Beck

Going paperless is getting easier. Technology reporter Glenn Fleishman shares ways to reduce waste and possibly bypass snail mail altogether. We also trace the origins of life with astrobiologist Robert Hazen and explore the delicious process of making local artisan cheese.

At 2:05 p.m. - The Works: Purging Paper
Going paperless is getting easier. Many of us still cling to paper files, but there are new, simple ways to embrace electronic record keeping. Freelance technology reporter Glenn Fleishman joins us with ways to reduce waste and possibly bypass snail mail altogether.

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  • At 2:25 p.m. - Robert Hazen (archive from 4/30/07)
    Life on Earth arose nearly four billion years ago, bursting forth from air, water, and rock. Though the process obeyed all the rules of chemistry and physics, the details of that original event pose as deep a mystery as any facing science. By what process did life actually begin? How did non-living chemicals become alive? Where, when, and how did life emerge on the blasted, barren face of our primitive planet?

    Author Robert Hazen is one of the world's foremost scientists seeking answers to these questions. As an astrobiologist at the Carnegie Institution in Washington, D.C., Robert Hazen has spent many years dealing with the fundamental mechanisms of life's genesis. As an active research scientist, he is experimentally tracing the spellbinding sequence of events that led to the complicated interactions of carbon-based molecules. In an archive conversation from April 30th, 2007, Robert Hazen speaks with Dave Beck.

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  • At 2:50 p.m. - Greg Atkinson Cooking Klatch
    Great cheese starts with great grass. Throughout the summer, Greg Atkinson is helping us celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pike Place Market by highlighting the tastiest foods you'll find there every week. Today, he shares the delicious process of making artisan cheese at Beecher's.

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