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The State of Things

Host Frank Stasio

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  The State of Things is a live program hosted by Frank Stasio devoted to bringing the issues, personalities, and places of North Carolina to our listeners. We present the Tar Heel experience through sound, story, discussion, commentary and listener participation through calls. Let us know your thoughts during the program at 1.877.962.9862 or by emailing sot@wunc.orgFollow us on twitter.

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Learning with Songbirds

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Learning with Songbirds

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Scientists are learning fascinating things by studying songbirds. Sophisticated microscopes are able to see the smallest level of detail in the brain and determine how it changes in response to learning. Researchers at Duke University are using this technology to study the brains of songbirds and determine what implications their findings could have for humans.

Host Frank Stasio talks with Richard Mooney, a professor of neurobiology in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences; and Todd Roberts, a research associate at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences.

 

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Glow Mice

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Would you believe us if we told you that glowing mice might be the next step in saving human beings from cancer? Well, Ned Sharpless and his research team are trying to see if that very thing is possible. They have been injecting mice with the enzyme that makes fireflies glow in an effort to improve cancer treatment and detection.

Sharpless joins host Frank Stasio to discuss new breakthroughs in cancer and aging research. Ned Sharpless is a professor of medicine and genetics at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the deputy cancer center director at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

 

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All Your Science

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All Your Science

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Duo Ellen Stevens, aka Lu Lubenstein, and David Zielinski believe that scientists can do cool work in the lab and rock out on their free time. They make up the music group All Your Science, and together they have released two albums and an EP. When they’re not making tunes, Stevens is a pharmacologist working on cancer research at Duke University and Zielinski works at Duke’s virtual reality lab. Host Frank Stasio talks to them in the studio, and they’ll perform live.

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Live Music FridaysFrank Pickin'
No, not that guy. . . The State of Things brings you live music from real musicians (not radio hosts) every Friday afternoon from our studios at the American Tobacco Historic District. From indie rock to gospel, we feature the sounds of North Carolina’s emerging and established music scenes. Tune in at noon every Friday and listen online to previously featured music guests here.


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