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 Glue

Nov 27, 2017

I’m the brain, you’re glue - whatever happens to me… can be healed by you? For individuals with traumatic brain injuries, the outcome is often dire. In these instances, the brain needs to replenish itself - not only its neurons, but also the substance that surrounds the neurons and  holds them in place. Enter brain glue! In this segment, catch the Director of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, Dr. Steve Stice, discuss the center’s collaboration with Emory that sealed the deal on brain glue - a possible treatment for traumatic brain injuries.

New Consortium for Cell Manufacturing Technologies (CMaT)

Nov 13, 2017

Often, two heads are better than one. This is certainly the case when developing advanced cell therapies for heart disease, childhood leukemia, and cancer. In this segment, host April Sorrow interviews Dr. Steve Stice, director of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center, to learn more about how universities are collaborating with UGA to push stem cell research forward as a part of the NSF-funded Bioscience Research Consortium.


Nov 13, 2017

Chills and a fever are the hallmark signs of the mosquito-borne disease Malaria. While treatable, this tiny parasite continues to infect 220 million people worldwide every year. In this segment, host April Sorrow sits with Dr. Dennis Kyle, Professor and Head of the Center for Tropical Emerging Global Diseases, to discuss what current treatments are available, why these methods are insufficient, and how scientists are working to combat the spread of Malaria.