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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A once common falcon is getting a boost from local researchers who are hoping to rebuild its numbers.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at efforts to improve living conditions for the tiny, but mighty kestrel.

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After developing underground for 17-years, a swarm of buzzing cicadas will soon emerge across eastern Ohio.

A lot has changed since they were last here in 1999, including the emergence of citizen scientists.

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It’s no longer the headline- grabbing epidemic that swept through gay communities a generation ago. But today, 1.2 million Americans are still living with AIDS.

In Cleveland, a pair of researchers launched their careers at the dawn of the AIDS era, and in this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair finds that 35 years later they’re still working to improve the lives of people with HIV.

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Life today can be stressful.  But researchers are finding that a simple version of an ancient practice can alleviate a long list of modern ailments.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at how mindfulness affects your brain and your body.

University Hospitals mindfulness trainer Suzanne Rusnak is giving me lesson in meditation at the public library where we decided to meet.

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Having a diverse workforce is a priority for many companies, but researchers have found that just putting people with diverse backgrounds together doesn’t always improve outcomes. They have to actually engage with each other, and that can be a complicated process.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks out how the company you keep impacts diversity at your company.

Diversity can remain an untapped resource for a company when the connections aren’t clicking among diverse team members. 

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