Steven Chu made history as the first Asian-American -- and the first scientist and Nobel Prize-winner -- to head the U.S. Department of Energy. Chu served during Obama's first term, where he oversaw a $35 billion-plus government investment in clean energy, before returning to work as a physics professor at Stanford. He continues to speak out on the dangers of climate change, and he joins us to talk about his time in Washington, his current work on sustainable energy and the intersection between science and public policy.
The Brown administration released an environmental study on Monday of its $25 billion plan that includes two massive tunnels to move water from Northern California to other parts of the state. Gov. Brown touts the plan as a conservation strategy to protect fish and wildlife while securing the state's water supplies. We'll discuss what's in the proposal, which will undergo a four-month public comment period before being finalized.
They're bearded, they're brainy, and they've got a taste for adventure. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, the San Francisco-based co-hosts of the popular Discovery Channel show "MythBusters," join us in-studio to talk about swimming in syrup, dipping their hands in molten lead and paddling a canoe made of duct tape, all in the name of science.