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Public Radio Pieces


Bill frequently substitutes as a guest host for Illiniois Public Media's morning and afternoon talk shows. He usually focuses on scientific and technlogical subjects, but doesn't neglect the arts - especially Shakespeare! Visit the complete archive - and stream or download any interview.

Marketplace commentaries

Bill has been a regular contributer to public radio's premier business program Marketplace. Here's a sampling of his commentaries.

DVD Standards & Hell 10/01/2007

Sputnik Anniversary 1/04/2007

The Pentagon's New Map 08/04/2007

YouTube 9/19/2006

Nanotechnology's Threat 7/31/2007

Good-bye VHS, Farewell Fair Use 12/19/2006

Reportage & longer format pieces

Ice Hotel Every year a group of intrepid people rebuilt, in the arctic circle of Sweden, a hotel made of ice. Bill reports on his visit.

Water Series In this four-part series for public radio (AM 580 Illinois Public Radio) Bill reveals the source, limits, and the proper way to manage Champaign-Urbana's water supply

An Engineer in Paris While most people travel to Paris to see the masterpieces in the Louvre, Bill uses his "engineer's eye" to find the masterstrokes of engineers in the "City of Light".

Commentary archive

Bill created 300 commentaries on engineering for Illinois Public Media. Visit the complete archive to listen to pieces and read transcripts.