Exploradio

Our lives are immersed in materials and inventions that got their start in a lab somewhere.  But there’s often a sizable gap in our grasp of science and innovation compared to its impact on our daily lives. Exploradio delves deep into groundbreaking research to share stories of science and discovery and bridge the gap between the science that surrounds us and our understanding of it.

Exploradio is a bi-weekly exploration of science and innovation in Northeast Ohio.  As a former scientist, host Jeff St. Clair considers it a privilege to meet incredibly interesting researchers and business leaders who are at the top of their field, translating their work into compelling radio that tells a meaningful story. 

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Nearly 90 percent of Americans are online. About three-fourths of adults use social media, and that number is higher for teens and young adults. It's a monumental societal change that we're still coming to grips with.

In this week's Exploradio, WKSU's Jeff St.Clair talks with local researchers who are exploring the hazards of screen time.

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Akron's St. Thomas Hospital was the first in the world to admit alcoholics for treatment. That was in the early days of Alcoholics Anonymous.

A doctor carrying on that tradition at that hospital today has an inside understanding of what it takes to get sober. On this Week’s Exploradio, Dr. Nicole Labor shares her insights on treating addiction .

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Doctors in Cleveland have for the first time implanted electrodes in the brain of a partially paralyzed patient in order to help them regain movement lost to a stroke. It’s the latest example of how researchers are pushing the boundaries of a new field of medicine.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at the novel uses of deep-brain stimulation.

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Today’s entrepreneurs are developing new models for launching a business. There’s more emphasis on collaboration than ever before.  And a new group in Akron is working to bring together the elements entrepreneurs need to succeed.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at how Launch League is feeding Akron’s start-up ecosystem.

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Researchers in Cleveland have made a major breakthrough in our understanding of how a devastating disease cripples even the strongest among us.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at advances in treating the currently incurable ALS.

  

It’s one of the most famous farewells in sports history.

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