A relatively new non-profit in Cincinnati has the mission to help other non-profits, as well as churches and civic groups, by providing necessary tools and equipment as low-cost rentals rather than expensive purchases. Kat Pepmeyer is the executive director of the Cincinnati Community Tool Bank, currently only one of four affiliates of Tool Bank USA in the country. She sits down with Mark Perzel to discuss how the organization began, its mission, and how organizations can access the services they provide.
Interest in "smart guns," using biometrics and radio frequency technology, has rebounded following recent gun violence. President Obama has included them as part of his plan to reduce such mass shootings. Who makes these guns? How do they work? And will they catch on? Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."
Ira Flatow is the longtime host of NPR’s Science Friday, which airs at 2:00 every Friday afternoon on WVXU. He takes a few minutes to join our Dean Regas for this edition of Looking Up. He talks about how Science Friday got started, where his love of science came from, and what he hopes listeners take away from each broadcast.