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Dr. Fred Zito, retired NASA engineer, discusses his fascination with Guglielmo Marconi and the development of radio. You'll hear about the small shack operated by the Marconi Company on the south shore of Long Island in Babylon. This shack, which now stands in Rocky Point, is at the center of Dr. Zito's attempt to reinvigorate the teaching of the history of science in schools. In this episode we also get a concise history of how radio developed and how new technologies are built on top of existing ideas.
Dr. Fred Zito
Shownotes with related links:
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- 0:04 Introduction
Chris Kretz – Assistant Professor/Reference Librarian
- 1:30 Interview
Dr. Fred Zito
- Guglielmo Marconi
- The 1902 Marconi Building
- Long Island Wireless History
- Zito, F. A. (2002). The history of science as employed by physics teachers in Suffolk County high schools. Ed.D. dissertation, Dowling College.(Publication No. AAT 3059497). Link via Dissertations & Theses @ Dowling College
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