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Programs Tick, Tock, Circadian Clock

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Brains On!, the public radio science show for kids and curious adults, explores the fascinating science behind circadian rhythms. Host Molly Blooms delves into how humans have a ticking clock inside them, looks at what happens to hibernating animals and explores how all life is affected by light and dark.

"Tick, Tock, Circadian Clock" offers a unique, scientific celebration of the Winter Solstice.


Molly Bloom

Molly Bloom is the host, co-creator and co-producer of Brains On!. Her work with Brains On! has been featured on Science Friday and WNYC's The Takeaway, as well as written about in The Atlantic and The Economist. As a digital producer for MPR News she produced a series of Emmy Award-winning videos explaining complicated civic issues, like a proposed voter ID amendment and a complicated dispute over a new light rail line. She was also the co-host and producer of the award-winning Electionwise podcast, which covered the 2008 election. She has worked at American Public Media since 2006.


59:00 in seven segments, with two internal (:59) floating breaks. The program is newscast-compatible.

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Preview/Audition Audio available 12/11/2017
Date content will be uploaded - 12/20/2017
Rundown available - 12/20/2017



Two - :15 and :30
Promos available 12/11/2017

Broadcast Window

12/20/2017 - 2/24/2018 with multiple airings permitted.

Broadcast Rights

Affiliate stations may carry this program multiple times before February 24, 2018. The program must be carried in its entirety. No excerpting is permitted. Simulcast streaming rights are available for this program. Prior to carrying this program, stations must contact their American Public Media Station Relations Representative.

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