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NEW episodes coming Fall 2019

 

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"THE SOCIAL LIFE OF DNA - PART 2"

What does it mean to be Indigienous?

We conclude our series on the Social Life of DNA, by exploring the relationship between DNA & identity in the context of Indigenous communities in Canada and its meaning for status & individual belonging to a community. 

Our latest segment, BiteSize Science is introduced, we chat about Atlantic staff writer Ed Yong’s two-year mission to fix the gender imbalance in his writing. We end the episode with clips from our science communication workshop.   

 

Guests: Dr. Kim TallbBear and Lynn Ghel

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"THE #MeToo Movement in STEM"

On Bite Size Science we discuss  an editorial published last month in Science Magazine entitled “Instagram won't solve inequality” and the responses following this article, including that by science.sam (Samantha Yammine).

 

Our main story will examine sexual harassment and assault in the academic science fields. We will hear about the lived experience of Ada, a survivor of sexual harassment. We also spoke to Dr. Robin Nelson, a biological anthropologist at Santa Clara University who along with her colleagues, has spent years examining the prevalence and impact of sexual harassment in science academia. Lastly, we spoke to Dr. Karen Kelsky, the creator of the "crowdsourced survey of sexual harassment in the academy,” which went viral and has accumulated thousand of entries from anonymous individuals all over the world.

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"THE SOCIAL LIFE OF DNA - PART 1"

Join us as we wind our way through the complicated social life of DNA for the first part of the season. What can DNA tell us about our identity? How are direct to consumer DNA tests, like 23 and me, being used in different communities? From empowering African American communities to seek lost roots to white supremacist using it to perpetuate social constructs of race...we are about to get skin deep.

 

Guests: Christine Carter, Dr. Alondra Nelson, Dr. Aaron Panofsky

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"THERE'S NOTHING WE CAN DO FOR YOU"

This episode explores how the study and treatment of chronic pain is often overlooked and mishandled by the scientific and medical community, and how this specifically impacts women.