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.

Discussing Cussing

Dec 11, 2017

Curses! If the word on the street seems a bit more colorful lately, it's not in your head. To prove it, UGA psychologist Dr. Keith Campbell is using word usage data from Google to track George Carlin’s “7 Dirty Words You Can’t Say on TV” over the past 50 years. That’s right - researchers are Googling curse words for science. Keith Campbell shares how our propensity for profanity compares with previous generations, and what these swear words can say about us today.


Idle Parasites

Nov 28, 2017

We’ve all heard of malaria, a parasite-induced blood infection that causes flu-like symptoms and possibly death. However, did you know that a malaria causing parasite can lie dormant in your liver for weeks to months? It’s called Plasmodium vivax, and Dr. Dennis Kyle from UGA’s Infectious Disease and Cellular Biology departments is here to talk about his research on this problematic parasite. Through a Gates Foundation grant, Dr. Kyle recreated liver conditions in a lab setting and was one of the first to measure the effects of P. vivax dormancy outside the body.

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.