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.

Thousands of broken trees line the banks of the Chattooga River. The dead, gray stabs were once evergreen monsters offering shade to trout and picturesque views to visitors. These Eastern hemlocks are native to north Georgia, but they are dying rapidly, thanks to one tiny insect—the hemlock wooly adelgid. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks to Dr. Kris Braman, head of the department of entomology at the University of Georgia about strategies to combat the catastrophic destruction.

Bees, butterflies, beetles and, flies have a very important thing in common—they all pollinate food we like to eat. In this segment, host April Sorrow talks about Pollinator Conservation with Dr. Kris Braman, head of the department of entomology at the University of Georgia.

New Rabies Therapy

May 15, 2017

In the latest segment of Classic City Science, host April Sorrow discusses fascinating research that resulted in the development of a new treatment and therapy for Rabies, even after the disease has spread to the brain. Doctor Biao He, Professor of Infectious Diseases and Dr. Zhen Fu, Professor of Pathology, both from UGA's prestigious College of Veterinary Medicine, share their findings.

Pesticides & Peaches

Mar 27, 2017

Penelope Pleasant picked a peck of perfect peaches...but did she pause to ponder pesticide-use? In hot and humid climates like Georgia, a commercial peach grower sprays their crops with pesticides several times over the span of a season. While highly regulated to be safe for consumers like Penelope, this pesticide use has an impact on the environment. In this segment, of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences discusses the pros and cons of using pesticides in peach production.

Personality Tests

Mar 13, 2017

Why do people respond differently in similar situations? This is one of the top questions personality tests help researchers answer. In this segment, host April Sorrow and Dr. Keith Campbell, UGA Professor and Head of the Department of Psychology, discuss how different personality tests- from “the Myers-Briggs” to “The Big Five” - teach us more about our behavior patterns.