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SP Radio Podcast: Here comes the science

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On this episode of SP Radio, we talk to Assistant Professor of Biology Katy Heath and graduate students Dan Scholes, Abby Berkey, and Lisa Powers about their new science outreach program. They are all part of a graduate course in Integrative Biology that is working to bridge the gap between town and university, between scientist and citizen, and between research and culture with an outreach series featured on Smile Politely, called Science Politely. We will talk about the course’s objectives, why science outreach to the local community is important, and how sharing information with the public has become a necessary part of science funding.

As part of the project, students from the class will be doing short weekly segments on Smile Politely Radio over the next couple of months. Abby and Dan kick things off on this show.

You can catch up with the series so far here.

Smile Politely Radio airs each Friday evening at 5:30 p.m. on WEFT 90.1 FM in Champaign, and is available as a podcast the following week.

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