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Looking at our world through glass

Sunrise reflected on the windows of a beach home
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Sunrise reflected on the windows of a beach home

Glass is all around us: from windows and mirrors, to phone screens and fiber optic cables.

This hour, we learn how glass helped shape our world, efforts to create different types of glasses, and what it's like to make art out of glass.


  • John Garrison: Professor at Grinnell College, and author of the book Glass.
  • Alexis Clare: Professor of Glass Science at Alfred University. 
  • Eric Meek: Senior Manager of Hot Glass Programs at the Corning Museum of Glass.

Join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.

Colin McEnroe, Jonathan McNicol, and Cat Pastor contributed to this show, which originally aired September 22, 2021.

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Lily is the senior producer for 'The Colin McEnroe Show'. She first worked at Connecticut Public as an intern, in 2014. She has previously worked for WBUR, KUNC, and as a producer for the New England News Collaborative's weekly show 'Next.'
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