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Science
5:12 pm
Fri January 16, 2015

Discover A New Feeding Strategy...

Mexican free-tailed bats and ultrasonic signature.
Credit N. Hristov

SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

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SciWorks Radio
4:00 pm
Fri December 26, 2014

Microbes

Staphylococcus aureus biofilm on an indwelling catheter
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SciWorks Radio is a production of 88.5 WFDD and SciWorks, the Science Center and Environmental Park of Forsyth County, located in Winston-Salem.

With biotechnology, we can harness the power of the smallest living things on the Earth to fight disease or even to manufacture products. Microbes are organisms made of a single cell, and are by far more abundant than any other form of life. To learn more about them we spoke with Dr. Patricia Dos Santos, Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Wake Forest University.

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Environment
10:01 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Climate Change Talks: The Takeaway

The entrance the UN Climate talks in Lima, Peru.
Credit Justin Catanoso

A global summit to address climate change wrapped up in Peru last week. After 36 hours of negotiation, a draft of the Lima Accords was presented--a plan which will change how countries deal with carbon emissions. Wake Forest professor Justin Catanoso is a regular WFDD contributor and attended the UN Climate talks.

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Education
1:30 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Wake Forest Plans $100 Million Project For Medical School

Wake Forest will spend $100 million to transform this vacant 60 series R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. complex into a medical education building.
Credit WFDD Photo by Paul Garber

Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has announced a $100 million project to transform a former Reynolds Tobacco Company complex into a medical education building.

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Crime
5:54 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

What We Can Learn From Ferguson, Missouri

Credit Flickr Creative Commons Matty Ring

As the nation digests the news coming out of Missouri, a local law professor who studies police culture says there are lessons that can be learned from it, but says reports of violence are overshadowing the problem. 

Wake Forest Law Professor and Director of Criminal Justice Program Kami Chavis Simmons says is the underlying issue is how poor communities and those of color are policed. 

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