NASA, NIA launching "Innovation Now"


NASA and the National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) are launching a national radio show and podcast series that features stories of revolutionary ideas, emerging technologies and the people behind the concepts that are shaping our future.

“Innovation Now,” a series of 90-second radio segments, debuts 9/1 on non-comm WHRV-FM Norfolk, VA. The new program is scheduled to air at 5:32 p.m. ET on WHRV during “All Things Considered” in the timeslot previously held by “Discovery Now.”

It’s being offered to other stations as well. New episodes will be available Monday-Friday throughout the year.

The series highlights new technologies, stories of people who take creative approaches to solving problems and groundbreaking ideas that benefit lives and impact our world. Producers draw upon expertise within NASA and NIA and tap into the creativity of strategic partners such as NASA’s Office of the Chief Technologist and the public to create content.

Episodes in production focus on breakthrough concepts in transportation, computer technology, energy, health and medicine, public safety, consumer goods, aerospace, environmental resources and industrial productivity.

NIA is a non-profit research and graduate education institute formed by a consortium of leading research universities including Georgia Tech, Hampton University, North Carolina A&T State University, North Carolina State University, the University of Maryland, the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, Old Dominion University, the College of William and Mary and the AIAA Foundation.

In addition to radio access, the public will be able to listen to the show at its website, and download the programs for free at iTunes.