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Your Call: Standing up for science

Apr 18, 2017

We speak with scientists about the Trump administration’s attacks on science.

The administration has proposed cutting the National Institutes of Health’s budget by 18 percent, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science by 20 percent, and the Environmental Protection Agency by 43 percent. Over 500 worldwide marches for science are taking place on Earth Day, April 22. There’s also a call for scientists in the US to run for elected office.


Michael Eisen, professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley

Trish Zornio, lead researcher & project coordinator for the Undiagnosed Diseases Network at Stanford University School of Medicine

Shaughnessy Naughton, founder of 314 Action

Web Resources:

314 Action

American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Atlantic: All the Ways Trump’s Budget Cuts Science Funding

The Atlantic: Measuring Trump's Budget Against Past Spending

The Washington Post: New EPA documents reveal even deeper proposed cuts to staff and programs

Science: NIH, DOE Office of Science face deep cuts in Trump's first budget

The New York Times: Scientists Bristle at Trump Budget’s Cuts to Research

Vox: Sudden changes at the EPA, USDA, and CDC under Trump, explained

The Atlantic: Professor Smith Goes to Washington

The Center for American Progress: The High Return on Investment for Publicly Funded Research

The New York Times: Who Wins and Loses in Trump’s Proposed Budget