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Modi and Trump Meet
Guest: Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director and Senior Associate for South Asia, Asia Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C.
President Donald Trump met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi face-to-face for the first time Monday. It was a working meeting, rather than an official state visit. So let’s consider what world’s largest democracies have to work on.
How Giant Whales Fill Up on Tiny Creatures
Guest: Jean Potvin, Professor of Physics, St. Louis University
The largest creature on the planet survives by feeding on some of the smallest life forms. It’s the Blue Whale, and every day it consumes up to 4 tons of shrimplike animals called krill, which are only a couple of inches long. The secret to getting enough of its teeny-tiny food to maintain its huge body lies in the Blue Whale’s comb-like rows of teeth, called baleen.
Jean Potvin at St. Louis University has been using the laws of physics to unlock the feeding secrets of bal