January 16, 2003

Ken Libbrecht is a physicist at the California Institute of Technology who is studying how snowflakes form. He talks with Todd about natural forces that create a snowflake's intricate, symmetrical, and complex shapes.

Barbara French, conservation information specialist at Bat Conservation International, talks with Todd about her fascination with Bats and the sounds that they make. She tells Todd that she's been able to identify the meaning of some of the vocalizations made by her captive Mexican Freetail Bat colony.

Todd is joined by Herb Babcock, professor at the Center for Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. Babcock, who is Section Chair of the Glass Department, tells Todd about the resurrgence and popularity of glass art. They discuss art marketing, and Babcock explains how artists like Dale Chihuly have mastered the art of selling.