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Radio Clips from Bill Wattenburg’s Radio Show

Why Algebra? [RealAudio] [mp3]
In this conversation with a general contractor asking why it is important for his son to take algebra in school, when he never finds a use for it on the job, Bill provides a simple example of how algebra can be used to determine the weight of an object when no direct measurement is possible.
The Story of Andy the Cowboy
This is a 15-minute recording from Bill’s show with a pair of calls from a Nevada rancher who had fallen for a woman that lived in LA and happened to come across him while roaming the countryside mulling over a failed romance. One of the best love stories I’ve heard.
Louise the stalker
Berkeley grad Louise, from San Jose, was enamoured with Dr. Bill for several months. This tale spans three calls.

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