Agriculture 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" "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/eating-wild-side-missing-link-optimum-health <p>Buying local and frequenting farmers' markets continue to be very popular pursuits, and for obvious reasons. But what's the best strategy for navigating the produce section of your average supermarket? Our guest on ST is Jo Robinson, an investigative journalist who lives (and often "grows her own") on Vashon Island, Washington, and who specializes in science and health. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:06:52 +0000 Rich Fisher 63356 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "Eating on the Wild Side: The Missing Link to Optimum Health" "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/nile-journey-downriver-through-egypts-past-and-present <p>On this edition of ST, an interesting conversation with the British author and scholar Toby Wilkinson, who earned a degree in Egyptology from Downing College, Cambridge, and has been awarded several prestigious awards in his academic field. Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:26:40 +0000 Rich Fisher 61505 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present" 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" "This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/place-these-people-life-and-shadow-great-plains <p>Farming, as a way of life, has of course been on the decline in this country for a long time now --- and one way in which we can actually see this dwindling livelihood is by noting the disappearing or decaying farm structures throughout America's rural landscape: the houses, barns, and out-buildings that made such a landscape habitable in the first place. Our guest is a photographer whose work tells the stories of these once-loved-but-now-abandoned buildings. Nancy Warner joins us by phone; she's a fine-art and portrait photographer based in San Francisco. Thu, 05 Dec 2013 20:43:54 +0000 Rich Fisher 50683 at http://publicradiotulsa.org "This Place, These People: Life and Shadow on the Great Plains" From a Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at OSU Comes a New Book: "The Food Police" http://publicradiotulsa.org/post/professor-agricultural-economics-department-osu-comes-new-book-food-police <p>On this edition of ST, we speak by phone with Jayson Lusk, who holds the Willard Sparks Endowed Chair in the Agricultural Economics Department at Oklahoma State University. Lusk has a new book out called "The Food Police: A Well-Fed Manifesto About the Politics of Your Plate." Here are a few sentences from the book's opening pages: "A catastrophe is looming. Farmers are raping the land and torturing animals. Food is riddled with deadly pesticides, hormones, and foreign DNA. Corporate farms are wallowing in government subsidies. Sat, 04 May 2013 00:24:55 +0000 Rich Fisher 38468 at http://publicradiotulsa.org From a Professor in the Agricultural Economics Department at OSU Comes a New Book: "The Food Police"