The ep5 Educational Broadcasting Foundation

educational content for public radio and television

Welcome to ep5

The ep5 Educational Broadcasting Foundation is a New York not-for-profit charitable institution established in 1988. We produce educational content for public radio and television. Our television programs have been broadcast locally, and we currently produce a radio series on topics in science and technology. This series is carried by a number of stations from Florida to Alaska.

We are funded by public donation and rely upon volunteers for almost all functions.

Ben Radford

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Natalie Gray

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Paula Reynolds

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Jim Van Dusen

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Frank Stecky

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David Fisher

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Public radio - out now


ep5 has, since mid-2015, produced a public radio series entitled "Ninety Second Science". We release at the rate of one episode per weekday, with production funded through the end of calendar year 2016. The series features daily minute-and-a-half stories on fascinating topics and themes from science and technology, with an inclination toward the exotic, peculiar, and remarkable. It is distributed nationally by PRX and NPR.

Click the image below...

science in ninety seconds

 

Public radio - upcoming


What do we have in the works for public radio?

Currently in the prototype stage, Wow! I Didn't Know That! is a science news magazine both whimsical and serious that won't insult your intelligence or speak down to you. Intended for weekly release, Wow! I Didn't Know That! will run half an hour and feature short stories about what’s new and interesting in science and technology. We’ll bet that you won’t have heard these stories anywhere else. In fact, if you take the bet and we lose, we’ll let you buy us lunch at the best restaurant in town!

In addition to news from science, technology, and engineering, WIDKT will feature provocative editorials.

To listen to the Wow! I Didn't Know That! entire first episode, tickle the caveman.

cave man gag

What else will we have?

Few today know about the canal that New York State built to connect the agricultural and industrial areas of the western part of the state with the rest of the country, back before railroads and highways became common.

It was a good idea, the right idea, but the canal was doomed from the start, thanks to an invention made in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne a few years earlier by two engineers, Richard Trevithick and Robert Stephenson.

To learn more about the “Death of a Canal” project, please click the image below...

canal marker

Public television


ep5 has produced three locally broadcast television programs, little trace of which still exists. (Not that we're challenging you to find the evidence...)

But, we're doing much better now!

We have developed several proposals for public television. These include two episodic series and an hour-long documentary.

To learn more about these, yeah, you know what to click...

science in ninety seconds

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