Science http://publicradiotulsa.org en Professor Robert Dudley of UC-Berkeley and the "Drunken Monkey Hypothesis" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/professor-robert-dudley-uc-berkeley-and-drunken-monkey-hypothesis <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Robert Dudley, who's a Professor of Integrative Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, as well as a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. Prof. Dudley tells us about his interesting "drunken monkey hypothesis," which (per <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drunken_monkey_hypothesis">its Wikipedia entry</a>) "proposes that human attraction to ethanol may have a genetic basis due to the high dependence of the primate ancestor of <em>Homo sapiens</em> on fruit as a food source. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:41:13 +0000 Rich Fisher 63562 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Professor Robert Dudley of UC-Berkeley and the "Drunken Monkey Hypothesis" Focusing on "The Broken Hip" --- A "Digital Storytelling Project" from KERA (Dallas Public Radio) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/focusing-broken-hip-digital-storytelling-project-kera-dallas-public-radio <p>On this installment of ST on Health, guest host John Schumann speaks with Lauren Silverman, the Health, Science, and Technology reporter at KERA, which is the NPR member-station in Dallas. <a href="http://keranews.org/people/lauren-silverman">Silverman</a> is one of the creators of a newly posted, impressively researched, and decidedly multi-media "digital storytelling project" at the KERA website that focuses on hip fractures among the elderly, in both the Greater Dallas region and the United States more generally. Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:40:08 +0000 Rich Fisher 62876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Focusing on "The Broken Hip" --- A "Digital Storytelling Project" from KERA (Dallas Public Radio) "The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" (Encore presentation.) http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/epic-rise-and-dramatic-fall-atomic-era-encore-presentation <p>(Please note: This show first aired earlier this year.) On this edition of ST, we speak with Craig Nelson --- who's written for Vanity Fair, Salon, Popular Science, and other periodicals, and who's the bestselling author of "Rocket Men" as well as a biography of Thomas Paine --- about his newest book, which is an engrossing cultural history of the Atomic Age. "The Age of Radiance: The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" is, as was noted by Kirkus Reviews, "no impersonal 'march of science' story. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:05:21 +0000 Rich Fisher 61788 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Epic Rise and Dramatic Fall of the Atomic Era" (Encore presentation.) "Is It Ready Yet?" --- A Noted Cookbook Author Answers an Age-Old Question of the Kitchen in "Done." http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/it-ready-yet-noted-cookbook-author-answers-age-old-question-kitchen-done <p>Our guest is James Peterson, the James Beard Award-winning food writer, cookbook author, photographer, and cooking teacher who started his career as a restaurant cook in Paris in the 1970s. He's written more than a dozen cooking guides and recipe books over the years, including "Sauces," "Fish &amp; Shellfish," "Meat: A Kitchen Education," and "Cooking." His newest book, just out, is called "Done.: A Cook's Guide to Knowing When Food Is Perfectly Cooked," and <a href="http://jimcooks.com/">Peterson</a> joins us today to discuss this volume. Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:12:44 +0000 Rich Fisher 61725 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Is It Ready Yet?" --- A Noted Cookbook Author Answers an Age-Old Question of the Kitchen in "Done." StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/studiotulsa-health-battling-opioid-overdoses-drug-known-narcan <p>On this edition of ST on Health, we learn about Narcan, a/k/a Naloxone, which is a well-known and widely used opioid antagonist --- meaning, it's a drug that works to quickly block the effects of heroin, morphine, and similar opiates/sedatives. Narcan is thus administered in many instances where a person is experiencing (or has just recently experienced) a drug overdose; in this way, Narcan, which was originally developed in the 1960s, is thought to have saved some 50,000 lives nationally. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 17:56:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 61361 at http://publicradiotulsa.org StudioTulsa on Health: Battling Opioid Overdoses with a Drug Known as Narcan ST on Health: "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/st-health-good-doctor-father-son-and-evolution-medical-ethics <p>On this edition of StudioTulsa on Health, we speak with Dr. Barron H. Lerner, a Professor of Medicine and Population Health at the New York University School of Medicine. Dr. Lerner is also an award-winning and quite prolific writer on the related subjects of medicine, medical history, medical ethics, and medicine and society. Tue, 27 May 2014 19:03:30 +0000 Rich Fisher 60340 at http://publicradiotulsa.org ST on Health: "The Good Doctor: A Father, a Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics" An Important New Neurological Study from TU and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/important-new-neurological-study-tu-and-laureate-institute-brain-research <p>On this edition of ST, we speak with two faculty members here at the University of Tulsa who are among the authors of an important new research study which appeared last week in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Mon, 19 May 2014 20:38:19 +0000 Rich Fisher 59876 at http://publicradiotulsa.org An Important New Neurological Study from TU and the Laureate Institute for Brain Research The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/keynote-speaker-franklin-centers-2014-symposium-reconciliation-dr-freeman-hrabowski <p>Tulsa's John Hope Franklin Center for Reconciliation will present its 2014 National Symposium on Reconciliation in America on May 29th and 30th here in our city; the theme for this 5th annual symposium is "Education for Reconciliation." (You can learn more about this upcoming event <a href="http://www.jhfcenter.org/the-centers-work/2014-symposium/">here</a>.) On today's installment of ST, we speak with the keynote speaker for that symposium, Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, who has been president of UMBC (The University of Maryland, Baltimore County) since 1992. Dr. Tue, 13 May 2014 22:41:39 +0000 Person: Rich Fisher 59530 at http://publicradiotulsa.org The Keynote Speaker at the Franklin Center's 2014 Symposium on Reconciliation: Dr. Freeman Hrabowski At TU's Paul Buck Lecture: "Climate, CO2, and Plant Biology: Exploring the Links to Public Health" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/tus-paul-buck-lecture-climate-co2-and-plant-biology-exploring-links-public-health <p>Today we welcome Dr. Lewis H. Ziska to StudioTulsa. He's a research plant physiologist who works for the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agriculture Research Service, where he specializes in crop systems and global change. Dr. Ziska has devoted much of his career to researching how climate change and rising levels of carbon dioxide affect plants and aerobiology as well as the roles they play in agriculture and public health. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:41:04 +0000 Rich Fisher 57605 at http://publicradiotulsa.org At TU's Paul Buck Lecture: "Climate, CO2, and Plant Biology: Exploring the Links to Public Health" Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/meet-dr-susan-reverby-author-examining-tuskegee-infamous-syphilis-study-and-its-legacy <p>On Thursday and Friday of this week, the TU Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa will mark its 25th anniversary with a symposium here on campus regarding the moral and ethical issues involved in human medical research. The event is entitled "Protecting Human Subjects from Harm: Traversing the Moral &amp; Legal Boundaries of Biomedical Research" and is described in detail at <a href="http://www.utulsa.edu/about-TU/news-events-publications/UniversityEvents/2014/April/pbk-2014-symposium.aspx">this link</a>. Our guest on ST is the scholar who'll give the keynote address at this event: Dr. Tue, 08 Apr 2014 20:45:57 +0000 Rich Fisher 57476 at http://publicradiotulsa.org Meet Dr. Susan Reverby, Author of "Examining Tuskegee: The Infamous Syphilis Study and Its Legacy"