The Coast Guard aviation community consists of approximately 800 pilots. They’re some of the best pilots in the world. Today Sheri Quinn talks to helicopter pilot Rick Hipes who served two decades in the Coast Guard, where he rescued people in the seas and mountains, and on the ground in cities. He also helped capture one of the world's most notorious drug traffickers.
Later in the hour, Science Questions explores nuclear testing in Utah and reveals some of the downwinders. SQ Radio also profiles the first female to receive a Ph.D in chemistry.