Life in the Next America and Lead-free solder

Jan 12, 2012

Host Ben Kieffer talks with PBS senior correspondent and former “Talk of the Nation” host Ray Suarez who will deliver the 2012 UI Health Care Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Lecture, titled "Life in the Next America: Immigration, Demographics, and the Changing Face of America," on Wednesday, January 18th.  Then, computers, smartphones, tablets – they’re ubiquitous in today’s society and many of them have one thing in common – the use of lead-free solder.  Ben talks with senior metallurgist Iver Anderson of the Ames Lab about the technology that earns Iowa State University millions of dollars in royalties every year.