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.

Blackflies

Jul 31, 2017

  UGA: home of the Dawgs, the Arch... and the world’s one and only captive blackfly colony. These biting insects are an international pest, responsible for spreading debilitating parasites across West Africa and rivalling even mosquitoes for most widespread and irritating insect. Here at UGA, over 2 million of them are painstakingly maintained at all stages of their life cycle as a vital resource for researchers worldwide.

Tick, tick, BOOM

Jul 18, 2017

  As summer gets into full swing, everyone is spending more time outdoors, and with our outdoor adventures comes the ever-present threat of tick bites. In this segment, entomologist Elmer Gray is back to chat with host April Sorrow about these voracious arachnids, the diseases they transmit, and what we can do to prevent their annoying, and sometimes life-altering, bites.

Soft Bones Research

Jul 13, 2017

In this episode host April Sorrow speaks with UGA's Dr. Luke Mortensen of the Regenerative Bioscience Center about his research and study of soft bones disease, a condition that makes children's bones prone to breakage and unable to support their body.

Mosquito Madness

Jul 4, 2017

Buzz, buzz. SWAT. It’s summer here in Georgia and that means pesky mosquitos are on the prowl! In this segment, host April Sorrow chats with entomologist Elmer Gray about our mosquito populations here in Georgia, the diseases they transmit, and what we can do to prevent their annoying bites.

Public Opinion Polling

Jun 27, 2017

  “Can you spare 5 minutes of your time to take a quick survey? If you participate, you’ll be entered to win a $100 gift card.” Heard that one before? While we’re regularly bombarded with polls, they aid in capturing public opinion. These days conducting valid polls to accurately capture public opinion is becoming increasingly difficult with the rise of cell phones and internet use. In this segment, the late Dr.

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