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Science Cafe: Forest Microbiome & 2017 Summer Reading List

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You may not want to think about this, but we're all covered in microscopic organisms. Don't panic! Many are friendly microbes that help us, and plants and animals, to stay healthy. I'm Mike McIntyre. Let's talk science for a Science Cafe edition of The Sound of Ideas. We'll cover the hidden forest microbiome and its role in species conservation. Then, let's talk books! What are YOU reading this summer? What should WE read?



Science Cafe: Getting by with a little help from our friends: The hidden forest microbiome and its important role in species conservation

The event will be held Monday, June 12, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Music Box Supper Club (1148 Main Ave., Cleveland).

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Free and open to the public. 


The Sound of Ideas Summer Reading List

I Will Find You by Joanna Connors

The Gay Revolution: The Story of the Struggle by Lillian Faderman

The Cultural Matrix - Understanding Black Youth by Orlando Patterson

Boycotts Bussing and Beyond: The History and Implications of School Desegregation - James L. Hardiman, Donna McIntyre Whyte, Ronnie A. Dunn, Mittie Davis Jones 

They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery

100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die by Nikki Delamotte

Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy by Sharona Hoffman

How to Speak Midwestern by Edward McClelland

Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Uplifting Leaders* (Who Happen to Be Women) by Margie Flynn & Barbara Brown

Juniper: The Girl Who Was Born Too Soon by Tom & Kelley French  

Locking Up Own Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America by James Forman Jr.

Callings: The Purpose and Passion of Work by Dave Isay

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century by Timothy Snyder

Grocery – The Buying And Selling Of Food In America by Michael Ruhlman

-David Burke, Scientist and Research Chair, The Holden Arboretum

-Kathy Krynak, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Ohio Northern University

-Sheba Marcus-Bey, Executive Director, East Cleveland Public Library

-Laura DeMarco, Arts & Entertainment Reporter, The Plain Dealer

-Karen R. Long, Manager, Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards

-Ken Schneck , Author, “Seriously...What Am I Doing Here?: The Adventures of a Wondering and Wandering Gay Jew,” Podcast Host, "This Show is So Gay" & Associate Professor, Baldwin Wallace University

Rachel is the supervising producer for Ideastream Public Media’s morning public affairs show, the “Sound of Ideas.”