Bill Foster: on bridging Science and State

Congressman Bill Foster is the U.S. representative for Illinois’s 11th district. Before moving into politics, Representative Foster enjoyed a successful career as a high-energy physicist and particle accelerator at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. In this episode, Science Soapbox chats with the Congressman about his path from particle accelerator to politics, the growing opioid epidemic, and what’s so freaky about the future of Artificial Intelligence.

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This episode was recorded on July 7, 2016 at the Longworth House Office Building. Special thanks to Visager for music and to the Office of Congressman Bill Foster for the photo and hospitality.

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