This episode features two guests Frank Vignola and Laura Riihimaki, scientists who are working on research to help track global warming and variations in global temperatures. Frank Vignola is the director of the University of Oregon’s Solar Energy Center. He is a Senior Research Associate in the Physics Department, as well as the director of the Solar Radiation Monitoring Laboratory. Laura Riihimaki earned her Bachelor of Science in Physics at Wheaton College. She earned her M.S. at the University of Oregon, and is now a Ph.D. student in the Physics. In 2005, she and Dr. Vignola co-authored a paper on 25 years of solar radiation in Oregon. Humanities Center Director Steve Shankman interviews faculty, staff, and visiting lecturers about their research and interests for a 30 minute show that gives an inside look at the University of Oregon.