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.

What Changes an Anti-Vaxxer's Mind?

May 24, 2015
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A screaming baby receiving their shots is never a pleasant sight, but failing to vaccinate is dangerous. In this segment, host April Sorrow speaks to Dr. Karen Hilyard, Assistant Professor of Health Promotion and Behavior in the College of Public Health. She explains how frightening messages about the flu can’t scare people into getting their shots, but watching the president do it, regardless of political affiliation, does the trick.

Modeling Brain Disease

May 17, 2015

Dr. Steve Stice wants to use pig skin to learn how to cure brain diseases such as Parkinson’s. Using skin cells to grow stem cells, he models Parkinson’s disease in a petri dish. He’ll then introduce a library of compounds into the petri dish looking for candidate cures for the disease. Dr. Stice is the Director of UGA’s Regenerative Bioscience Center and the DW Brooks Distinguished Professor in the College Agriculture and Environmental Sciences.

Marine Debris Tracker

Apr 21, 2015

Ocean cleanup? There’s an app for that! Dr. Jenna Jambeck’s Marine Debris Tracker made it on an Apple executive’s list of apps you can’t live without. Host April Sorrow speaks to Dr. Jambeck, Environmental Engineer and Associate Professor in University of Georgia’s College of Engineering, about why it’s important to track marine debris and the heartwarming time her son said “Mommy, your app is making the world better.”

Ocean Waste

Apr 12, 2015

It would take about 2 million adult, male, African elephants to tip a scale over the 8 million ton mark. That’s about how much plastic Dr. Jenna Jambeck estimates entered the ocean in 2010 alone. Host April Sorrow talks to Dr. Jambeck about the impact this solid waste has on the environment and what we can do to minimize it. Dr. Jenna Jambeck is an Environmental Engineer and Associate Professor in University of Georgia’s College of Engineering.

Asthma Storms

Jan 18, 2015
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The next time you’re wheezing and gasping for breath on what was supposed to be a leisurely walk to work on a muggy, Monday morning, blame the weather. Host April Sorrow speaks to Dr. Andrew Grundstein, a University of Georgia professor and climatologist in the Department of Geography, to explore why people with asthma or pollen allergies are more likely to seek medical attention after lightning storms and why rattling lungs and thundering skies don’t mix.

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