60-Second Science

"We Will Restore Science to Its Rightful Place"

Pres. Obama's inaugural address noted the importance of science, a coherent energy policy and basic curiosity. Produced by Steve Mirsky

[The following is an exact transcript of this podcast.]

Pres. Barack Obama:

“Our health care is too costly…and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet…

“We will build the roads and bridges, the electric grids and digital lines that feed our commerce and bind us together. We will restore science to its rightful place and wield technology's wonders to raise health care's quality and lower its costs. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age…

“Our challenges may be new, the instruments with which we meet them may be new, but those values upon which our success depends, honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism—these things are old. These things are true.”

—Produced by Steve Mirsky 

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