Victor McElheny

Victor McElheny

Biography:

Victor K. McElheny is a longtime science writer who worked for The Charlotte Observer, Science magazine, The Boston Globe and The New York Times, reporting on such topics as science in Antarctica and Europe, the Apollo lunar landing program and the green revolution in Asia. At The Times during the 1970s, he founded one of the first technology columns in American newspapers.

His freelance work has included numerous articles for newspapers and magazines as well as television writing and appearances. In 1978 he joined Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory as the first director of the Banbury Center for conferences on environmental health risks and fundamental biology. He came to MIT in 1982 to create the fellowships program with funding from the Sloan Foundation and the Mellon Foundation.

Book(s):

Past Shows:

  • The Human Genome

    During the middle two hours, science journalist Victor McElheny (book link) discussed the history of the Human Genome Project, and the implications of what has, is, and will happen as we understand what the human genome is telling us. In the first hour, earth changes...More »

Last Night

Fake Meat & Food Shortages / Irish Ghosts & Oliver Cromwell
Fake Meat & Food Shortages / Irish Ghosts & Oliver Cromwell
Author and radio host Michael Olson expressed concerns over food shortages, and the selling of "fake" food. Followed by Irish author Tom Reilly on haunted castles and the controversial history of Oliver Cromwell.
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