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.

Exercise and Brain Health

Jan 10, 2020

If you think exercising frequently makes you relaxed, you might be on to something! Neuroscientist Philip V. Holmes studies the incredible effects of exercise on rat brains and the ability to deal with stress. In this segment, WUGA Program Director Chris Shupe and Classic City Science Producer Kodiak Sauer chat about his work in the UGA Department of Psychology.

Effects of Narcissism in Leadership

Feb 12, 2019

  What makes a great leader? Social confidence? Drive? Ambition? What about manipulation, exploitation, or entitlement? In this segment Dr. Keith Campbell, Head of the Psychology Department at UGA, explains how narcissism helps individuals achieve success. In particular, Dr. Campbell focuses on the narcissistic personalities that have inhabited one of the highest leadership positions in the world: President of the United States of America.


Bio-Inspired Design

Feb 4, 2019

With its 4.5 billion year head start on mankind, nature has developed some clever mechanisms for solving big problems. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks with Dr. Ramana Pidaparti, a professor and the associate dean for academic programs at the UGA College of Engineering, about the concept of Bio-Inspired Design. By combining biological concepts into engineering solutions, Dr. Pidaparti encourages undergraduate students to take inspiration from nature in order to discover novel approaches to problems that are more efficient, economical, and elegant.

Critical Slowing Down

Jan 13, 2019

When will epidemics begin and end, speed up or slow down? Figuring that out is the job of researchers like Dr. John Drake, Distinguished Research Professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia. April talks to him about the phenomenon of critical slowing down, a tool used to track disease spread.

AI Disease Prediction

Dec 30, 2018

The beginning of an epidemic tends to be a jump from animals to humans. Dr. John Drake, Distinguished Research Professor in the Odum School of Ecology at the University of Georgia, tries to identify why and how that happens in order to predict the next one.