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This Week in Science
                                     

This Week in Science

This Week in Science is a science talk radio broadcast from KDVS on the University of California, Davis campus. Each week, TWIS founder/host Kiki Sanford and co-host Justin Jackson review current research in technology. TWIS reaches an international audience, with listeners in 60 countries worldwide. It regularly fields science questions on the air from listeners around the world.

The show is available live on FM radio in Northern California and via live internet broadcasts from the KDVS website. Archived versions of the show as well as a podcast are available from the shows website.

                                     

1. Hosts

Founder and host Kirsten Sanford holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from the University of California, Davis, and is a frequent lecturer on the Davis campus. Sanford was awarded the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science AAAS Mass Media Fellowship Award in recognition for her work with This Week in Science. Through this fellowship she worked as a television news producer at WNBC News in New York City working with noted health and science reporter Max Gomez.

Justin Jackson has been the shows co-host since 2005.

Blair Bazdarich joined as the shows third co-host in 2013 after serving as an intern for over a year.

                                     

2. Guests

This Week in Science regularly interviews notable scientists, technologists, and luminaries. Past interviewees include:

  • Jack Farmer, NASA astrobiologist
  • William Gibson, popular science fiction author and futurist
  • Lisa Randall, Harvard theoretical physicist
  • Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy
  • Brian Greene, Columbia University physicist and author of The Elegant Universe
  • William Gurstelle, mechanical engineer and author of Notes from the Technology Underground

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