Archive for October 18th, 2021

WeatherBrains 822: It Takes A Bonehead To Spot A Bonehead

WeatherBrains Episode 822 is now online (October 18th, 2021). If you are crazy about weather, this is THE netcast audio program for you!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is a suggestion of longtime friend of the podcast, Tim Brice, who also will be onboard tonight as Guest Panelist.  He’s a Senior Forecaster for the NWS in El Paso, TX.  Welcome Tim!

Tonight’s Guest WeatherBrain is one of the country’s premier crisis communications and media response experts.  He trains thousands yearly and is award-winning television director and former news anchor.  His seminar “Crisis Communications And Media Response Training For Today’s Leaders” is still being discussed to audiences around the world including National Weather Service meteorologists.  Richard Brundage, welcome to WeatherBrains!

  • Backstory of “The Five O’Clock Follies” (21:00)
  • Importance of empathy in crisis communications (40:00)
  • How can those in news management and meteorology improve communication to the public? (48:50)
  • Improving communication for social scientists in social media (1:02:50)
  • The Astronomy Outlook with Tony Rice
  • This Week in Tornado History with Jen
  • National Weather Round-Up
  • and more!

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Web Sites from Episode 822:

“The Five O’clock Follies” by Richard Brundage and David Billingsly

Tim Brice Twitter

Picks of the Week:

Tim Brice – NWS National School Outreach

Jen Narramore – Out

Dr. Neil Jacobs – Out

Nate Johnson – Out

Troy Kimmel – Foghorn

Kim Klockow-McClain – The Future of Forecasting: Building A Weather-Ready Nation On All Fronts

Bill Murray – COMET new lesson on Rip Currents Forecasting

James Spann – El Niño & La Niña (El Niño-Southern Oscillation)

Aubrey Urbanowicz – Out

The WeatherBrains crew includes your host, James Spann, plus other notable geeks like Troy Kimmel, Bill Murray, Aubrey Urbanowicz, Jen Narramore, Nate Johnson, and Kim Klockow-McClain. They bring together a wealth of weather knowledge and experience for another fascinating netcast about weather.