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Dinosaurs: Lessons For The Present

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Frank Stasio talks with three experts from the Museum of Natural Sciences: Lindsay Zanno, director of the Paleontology & Geology Research Lab; Mary Schweitzer, professor of biology at North Carolina State University and curator of vertebrate paleontology; and Vince Schneider, curator of paleontology about the new exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences which looks at the biology of dinosaurs.

Dinosaurs can be fascinating exhibits in a museum. But what is their relevance to modern life? A new exhibit at the Museum of Natural Sciences looks at the biology of dinosaurs.

“The World’s Largest Dinosaurs” exhibit shows how dinosaurs functioned as living creatures. Host Frank Stasio talks with three experts from the Museum of Natural Sciences: Lindsay Zanno isdirector of the Paleontology & Geology Research Lab;Mary Schweitzer is professor of biology at North Carolina State University and curator of vertebrate paleontology; and Vince Schneider is curator of paleontology.   For more information on The World’s Largest Dinosaurs exhibition or associated Lecture Series featuring today’s guests, visit http://naturalsciences.org/exhibits/special-exhibits

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Laura Lee began her journalism career as a producer and booker at NPR. She returned to her native North Carolina to manage The State of Things, a live daily statewide show on WUNC. After working as a managing editor of an education journalism start-up, she became a writer and editor at a national education publication, Edutopia. She then served as the news editor at Carolina Public Press, a statewide investigative newsroom. In 2022, she worked to build collaborative coverage of elections administration and democracy in North Carolina.

Laura received her master’s in journalism from the University of Maryland and her bachelor’s degree in political science and J.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Longtime NPR correspondent Frank Stasio was named permanent host of The State of Things in June 2006. A native of Buffalo, Frank has been in radio since the age of 19. He began his public radio career at WOI in Ames, Iowa, where he was a magazine show anchor and the station's News Director.