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March 15, 2013 2:29 PM
Smart talk about issues and ideas that matter.

On The Line

Published March 15, 2013

Smart talk about issues and ideas that matter.


Everybody’s talking on HashtagVOA.

From hard issues to hot topics, HashtagVOA explores what people are talking about on social media. And it’s a program in which you, the viewer, can join the worldwide conversation through Facebook and Twitter.  Host Cal Perry engages top experts to provide answers to your questions. The program airs each Tuesday at 1730 UTC on www.voanews.com and continues daily @HashtagVOA on Twitter and www.facebook.com/hashtagvoa

This Week's Program:

"The Martian" is quickly becoming one of the most popular movies in the world. The film is being praised for its scientific accuracy and people are wondering if it can be used as a teaching tool. On this week’s HashtagVOA, Michael Lipin talks to experts about how this film will help NASA’s popularity and motivate young children around the world to explore space.

Justin Kugler: Director - Education Program, Foundation for International Space Education, Houston, Texas
Rob Manning: Chief Engineer, Mars Exploration Program, NASA, California
Montserrat Cordero: Student, Stanford University, California