Under the Microscope

Thursdays at 5:20pm, Fridays at 8:21am

KBIA's weekly look at science, technology, and health in Missouri and beyond.

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Science, Health and Technology
6:25 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 13th, 2011

Ozark hellbenders are a subspecies found only in Missouri and Arkansas.
Jill Utrup U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

This week on the show, we hear about salamanders, energy-saving techniques, and the strange, secret world of mushroom hunters.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Business
6:35 pm
Thu October 6, 2011

Under the Microscope: October 6th, 2011

Rep. Bill White (R., Joplin) is introducing the end-of-life bill.

This week, we look at a bill that could take some of the uncertainty out of end-of-life decisions. Plus, will funding woes doom agricultural research?

Hosted by Kyle Deas

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Science, Health and Technology
8:29 am
Thu September 29, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 29, 2011

This week, we look at a video-game accessory that could prevent injuries among the elderly. Plus, Columbia College is getting a new science building.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Science, Health and Technology
8:46 am
Thu September 22, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 22, 2011

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in 2010
Flickr

This week, we sit down with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to discuss the American jobs act. Plus, advancements in ice-cream technology.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:02 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 15, 2011

Flickr

This week, a food pantry that’s trying to offer healthier food to low-income families. Plus, an MU researcher tells us how quitting smoking may make you a happier person.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:10 am
Thu September 8, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 8, 2011

The Toxic Teens readjust their robot.
Kathleen Masterson Harvest Public Media

This week, we hear from a Washington University virologist whose made it his mission to combat bio-terrorism. Plus: robots!

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Science, Health and Technology
9:21 am
Thu September 1, 2011

Under the Microscope: September 1, 2011

This week, we take a look at the tricky link between farm policy and obesity. Plus, the State Veterinarian talks about what his office does – and why it’s important.

Hosted by Kyle Deas.

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Agriculture
12:00 am
Thu November 11, 2010

Under the Microscope: November 11, 2010

Members of the Missouri chapter of the Walnut Council took a hayride during their fall meeting on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2010 in Polo, Missouri. They viewed a number of different tree management techniques and learned about ideal conditions in which to grow.
Lauren Hasler

Thousand Cankers Disease could create a $850 million problem for the state of Missouri. MU’s John Faaborg uses tail feathers to track migrating birds on “Call of the Wild.”

Hosted By Rebecca Wolfson (Columbia, MO)

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Under the Microscope
12:00 am
Thu November 4, 2010

Under the Microscope: November 4, 2010

Marionville Deputy Clerk Kathy Urschel holds up her white squirrel, Rocky.
Rebecca Wolfson KBIA

White Squirrels thrive in Marionville, Missouri, in spite of their genetic deficiencies on “Call of the Wild.”  New research at MU’s PRIME Lab reveals findings about stereotypes.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu October 21, 2010

Under The Microscope: October 21, 2010

Up to one million swallows land in this cornfield in Linn County, Missouri during their southern migration each year.
Rebecca Wolfson

Edamame, ed-a-mommy, eda who? Listen to a feature from Harvest Public Media on edamame production in the Midwest. Also, a first-person narrative about a failed attempt to see Missouri’s greatest birding spectacle.

Hosted By Rebecca Wolfson (Columbia, MO)

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu September 23, 2010

Under the Microscope: September 23, 2010

 

“Call of the Wild” kicks off the first part of a bear series. Follow KBIA’s Margaret Berglund as she traps bears, explains the Science behind new bear research and explores the controversy surrounding bear-hunting. Lead author of MU’s Bisphenol A study talks about the health implications of this toxic chemical found in plastics.

Hosted by Rebecca Wolfson

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu September 16, 2010

Under the Microscope: September 16, 2010

Conference Organizer Nadia Navarrette-Tindal shows attendees of Columbia’s Native Pollinator Conference the wildlife at Bradford Research and Extension Center.

This week’s “Call of the Wild” features the bee, and a movement to revive native pollinator populations. A new hunger atlas tracks food insecurity in Missouri.

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Science, Health and Technology
12:00 am
Thu September 9, 2010

Under the Microscope: September 9, 2010

Happiness guru and MU professor Kennon Sheldon is all smiles on campus.
Rebecca Wolfson

 

MU Psychology professor Kennon Sheldon is the happiness guru, and talks about the keys to happiness. Also, “Call of the Wild,” a weekly segment featuring Missouri animals, debuts with a dove hunting trip.

Hosted by Rebecca Wolfson

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