Beyond the Gates

Beyond the Gates Radio Show

Have you ever wondered what ERDC does and why it matters? We've got just the radio show for you!

Beyond the Gates is currently in its third season.  The show provides an up-close peek at world-class research with real-world applications. Annette Kirklin, the show's host, speaks with ERDC researchers about how their work affects communities. Season 3 (Part I & II) will concentrate on the long-standing tradition of innovation as we commemorate the 25th anniversary of the labs coming together to become one ERDC.  Discover how ERDC makes the world a safer and better place.

Listen live online or tune in to 107.7FM every Thursday at 8:15 and 9:10 a.m. CT, listen to recorded episodes, and learn more about the show.

List of radio shows and links to the audio:

Season THREE, Part II:

  • Episode 1:  Cold Case - The Permafrost Puzzle - Interviewee:  Amanda Barker, Research Chemist with the Cold Regions Research Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
  • Episode 2:  Navigating the Future - ERDC's Digital Buoy System - Interviewee:  Alex LY, Electrical Engineer/Computer Scientist with the Geospatial Research Laboratory (GRL)
  • Episode 3:  Navigating the Future - Exploring ERDC's footprint in the field - Interviewee:  Col. Christian Patterson, ERDC Commander (IOC)
  • Episode 4:  Concrete Innovations-ARCTEC and Cold Weather Construction - Interviewee:  Danielle Kennedy, Research Civil Engineer with the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
  • Episode 5:  Sparking the electric secrets of soil - Interviewee:  Robert (RJ) Jones, Research Microbiologist with the Cold Regions Research Laboratory (CRREL)
  • Episode 6:  The R&D Shop:  Makers and Shapers of ERDC's Research - Interviewees:  Hayden Skipper (model maker), Chris Ables (tool maker supervisor), Tim Hynum (welding shop supervisor), Zach Smith (program manager of R&D fabrication group) at the Research and Development shop with the Installation Operations Command (IOC)

  Season THREE, Part I:  

  • Episode 1:  Waterways to ERDC-a United Approach - Interviewees:  Dr. Paul Mlaker, (Retired) Research Scientist and Dr. William (Bill) Marcuson, (Retired) Geotechnical Engineer      
  • Episode 2:  A New Era of Wetland Delineation and Permitting - Interviewee:  Kyle Gordon, Research Botanist with the Environmental Laboratory (EL)
  • Episode 3:  H2Rescue:  ERDC's novel approach to disaster relief - Interviewee:  Nicholas "Nick" Josefik, Industrial Engineer with the Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Episode 4:  One-of-A-Kind Blast Technology at ERDC - Interviewee:  Dr. Carol Johnson, Research Civil Engineer with the Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 5:  Painting a Brighter Future:  The ERDC CERL Paint Technology Center - Interviewee:  Drew Miller, R&D Engineering Technician with the Paint Technology Center of Expertise at the Construction Engineer Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Episode 6:  The Good, The Bad, and the Bugly:  Bugs and Invasive Plant Management - Interviewee:  Ian Knight, Entomologist with the Aquatic Ecology and Invasive Species Branch in the Environmental Laboratory (EL)  
  • Episode 7:  Spinning Science:  Inside the ERDC Centrifuge - Dr. April Bowman, Research Civil Engineer with the Geotechnical and Structure Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 8:  Ice Breaker:  Solving the Problem of Ice Adhesion - Dr. Emily Asenath-Smith, Research Materials Engineer with the Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
  • Episode 9:  The Power of ERDC Supercomputing - Dr. Ben Parsons, ERDC DoD Supercomputing Resource Center (DSRC) Director with the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Episode 10:  ERDC Connects to the Community - Sara Robinson, ERDC Protocol, Visitors and Events (PVE) Chief and Shelby Purvis, Protocol Specialist 
  • Special Edition Episode:   Hero and HPC-ERDC Supercomputer honors Kyle Carpenter - Kyle Carpenter-Retired Marine Corporal and youngest living Medal of Honor recipient

Beyond the Gates: How ERDC Research Affects YOU. Thursdays, FM107.7, 8:15 and 9:15 a.m.

Season TWO:

  • Episode 1:    The Largest Physical Hydraulics Model Ever Built - Interviewee:  Terry Winschel, ERDC Historian 
  • Episode 2:    The importance of the ERDC Asphalt Materials Lab - Interviewees: Dr. Sadie Casillas and Dr. Ben Cox Research, Civil Engineers - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 3:    The value of the Army's System Master Planner (SMPL) - Interviewee: Dr. Matthew Swanson, Materials Engineers - Constructional Engineering Research Laboratory (CERL)
  • Episode 4:    Flexing the facts about Mussels - Interviewee: Dr. Todd Slack, Fisheries Biologist - Environmental Laboratory (EL)
  • Episode 5:    Minimizing dredging impacts on Surgeon and Sea Turtles - Interviewee: Dr. Matthew Balazik, Research Ecologist - Environmental Laboratory (EL)
  • Episode 6   Wildlife work in support of civil works and the military - Interviewee: Dr. Richard Fischer, Research Wildlife Biologist - Environmental Laboratory (EL)
  • Episode 7:    Sands through time, how the best beach research has evolved in Duck, NC - Interviewee: Dr. Kate Brodie, Senior Research Oceanographer - Environmental Laboratory (EL)
  • Episode 8:    Diving into aquatic research - Interviewee: Dr. Audrey Harrison, Research Entomologist - Environmental Laboratory (EL)
  • Episode 9:    The ERDC STEM Program - Inspiring the future - Interviewee: Tracy Gordon, Integration and STEM Outreach Coordinator - Directorate of Human Capital 
  • Episode 10:  Flooding effects on trees - Interviewee: Dr. Nathan Beane, Research Forester - Environmental Laboratory (EL) 
  • Episode 11:  Tangling with aquatic invasive species - Interviewee:  Alan Katzenmeyer, Chief, Aquatic Ecology and Invasive Species Branch - Environmental Laboratory (EL) 
  • Episode 12:  Smile, it's all on CorpsCam - Interviewees:  Dr. Brittany Bruder and Nick Spore, Coastal Research Engineers  - Costal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) Field Research Facility in Duck, NC 
  • Episode 13:  Chasing Planes and Trains - Interviewees:  Jeremy Beasley (GEO Information Specialist) and Jeb Tingle (Senior Research Civil Engineer and Program Manager)  - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 14:  Computing on the Edge - Interviewee:  Jordan Klein, Research Computer Engineer - Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Episode 15:  Engineering Solutions through Advanced Materials - Interviewee:  Dr. Robert Moser, Senior Research Civil Engineer - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)

Season ONE:

  • Episode 1: UAS role in the community and region - Interviewee:  Jenny Laird- ERDC UAS PM and ATPM - EL UAS Lead ERDC’s - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 2: Are beaches really running out of sand? What can we do about it? - Interviewee:  Dr. Jarrell Smith, Research Civil Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 3: “One Ring to Rule them All” - Interviewee:   Dr. Chris Griggs, Senior Research Physical Scientist - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 4: The storms are coming and CSTORM Technology can tell you more! - Interviewee:  Dr. Chris Massey, Research Mathematician - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 5: SandSnap: a fun way for everyone to be involved in research - Interviewee:  Dr. Brian McFall, Research Civil Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 6: DamBot: Robotic innovation to assess dams - Interviewee:  Dr. Anton Nechaev, Research Computer Scientist – Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Episode 7: Wildfire effects on flood risk management and the ecosystem - Interviewee:  Dr. Ian Floyd, Research Physical Scientist - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 8: Controlling the Spread of Invasive Carp - Interviewee:  Dr. Jack Kilgore, Research Fishery Biologist - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 9: Engineering With Nature (EWN) and Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) for a better and more resilient world - Interviewee:  Dr. Amanda Tritinger, Research Hydraulics Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 10:  How the metaverse is becoming reality for engineer inspections - Interviewee:  Johnathan Boone, Research Civil Engineer – Information Technology Laboratory (ITL)
  • Episode 11:  A Conversation with the Chief - Interviewee:  LTG Scott A. Spellmon – 55th Chief of Engineers and commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Episode 12: Forecast Informed Reservoir Operations (FIRO) – Where Science and Decision Support Needs - Interviewee:  Elissa Yeates, Research Hydraulics Engineer - Coastal Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 13: Recruiting for ERDC – Seeking the Exceptional - Interviewee:  Dr. Toni Lowe, Talent Acquisition Manager - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 14: Leveraging DoD Technologies for repairing that pothole on the way to your house - Interviewee:  Will Carruth, Research Civil Engineer - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 15:  The Power of ERDC - Interviewee:  Mary Margaret Edney – Chief, ERDC Public Affairs
  • Episode 16: Ship Simulators   - virtual vessels in a virtual world - Interviewee: Dr. Keith Martin, Research Physicist - Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL)
  • Episode 17:  What is water resilience and why is it important? - Interviewee:  Dr. Edith Martinez-Guerra, Research Environmental Engineer - Environmental Lab (EL)
  • Episode 18: Large-scale testing on the Structural Strong Floor - Interviewee: Bryan Casillas, Research Civil Engineer - Geotechnical and Structures Laboratory (GSL)
  • Episode 19: Making a Difference: ERDC expert serves on DOD Climate Action Team -  Interviewee: Samantha Cook, Research Physical Scientist - Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
  • Episode 20:  The power of partnering with ERDC - Interviewee:  Dr. David Pittman, Director of ERDC