Classic City Science

Sunday Afternoons @ 1PM & Monday and Tuesday Nights @ 8:50PM
  • Hosted by April Sorrow

Host April Sorrow interviews some of UGA's most prolific researchers to discuss not only the latest findings but how research initiatives here at The University of Georgia are directly impacting the state, the nation and even the world. These 6 minute segments air as part of Living on Earth, Sundays at 1PM and To The Best of Our Knowledge, Monday & Tuesday Nights at 8:50PM. Special thanks to Asst. Producer Kodiak Sauer, and to the staff  at Athens Science Observer for their assistance with online content.

Lisa Renzi Hammond

According to Dr. Lisa Renzi-Hammond of UGA's College of Public Health, our eyes could provide a "view" into more than just the state of our vision. Renzi-Hammond speaks with host April Sorrow about some of the overall health indicators that can be detected during an eye exam, including the growing importance of lutein in our diet. In fact it turns out, most of us would find we are afforded more time for discussing our overall health with an optometrist than the typical general practitioner. Listen back below for more details.

The University of Georgia community mourned the loss of one of its most respected and cherished professors, with the passing of Dr. Barry Hollander. Hollander was not only one of UGA's most esteemed professors, but was a regular source of expertise in the world of journalism nationwide and beyond. WUGA's Chris Shupe sits down with Science and Research correspondent April Sorrow to talk about one of their favorite segments with Dr. Hollander.

Brain-Eating Amoeba

Oct 31, 2017

  Let’s play a little jeopardy. Answer: this man killer is ubiquitous and found in freshwater. Question: what is a brain-eating amoeba? Yep, that’s correct. In this segment, host April Sorrow chats with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Georgia Research Alliance Eminent Scholar, and one of the nation’s leading infectious disease researcher to discuss the most fatal parasitic disease known to mankind. He also shares his laboratory expertise with drug discovery to tackle these brain-eating amoebas, and the road to success with FDA approved compounds.

 

Drug Promotion

Oct 1, 2017

  We’ve all seen those relatable prescription drug ads that then rattle off a long, usually grim, list of potential side effects at the end. Host April Sorrow notes that pharmaceutical companies spent $6 billion last year advertising to consumers. But how does this marketing strategy affect the doctor-patient relationship, and ultimately a patient’s course of treatment? In this segment, Dr. Matthew Perri, Professor of Pharmacy, discusses his research on the impact of pharmaceutical companies advertising prescription drugs directly to consumers.

UGA's Regenerative Lab

Aug 2, 2017

In this episode host April Sorrow speaks with Dr. Luke Mortensen about some of his work with the Regenerative Bioscience Center, including Microscopy a process that allows scientists to see into live animal cells at even a sub cellular level.

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