Exploradio

Exploradio is a bi-weekly exploration of science and innovation in Northeast Ohio.  As a trained 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 meaningful stories. 

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Organizational theorist Richard Boyatzis was recently named one of the world’s most influential thinkers in human resources management.

But Boytzis does not think of employees as "resources."  He says they’re people, and effective managers treat them that way.  

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair sat down with Boyatzis to learn how a manager’s way of thinking can either motivate people or shut them down.

 

A group of black students at Kent State University is taking a special interest in the work of one of the school’s psychology professors. Angela Neal-Barnett is studying how the accusation of ‘acting white’ affects a young person’s identity.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair explores how a simple statement impacts what it means to be black in America.

 

Savannah McCarthy is a broadcast journalism major at Kent State University. She moved a lot growing up, and she says being a black girl who excelled in school often set her apart.

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A new book by an Ohio author unravels what used to be one of the greatest mysteries of science. It’s the story of how whales and dolphins came to be fully adapted to aquatic life. 

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair talks with the fossil hunter who traces the path whales walked in their journey from land to the sea.

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Girls are up to 10 times more likely than boys to suffer knee injuries in sports like soccer and basketball.  Researchers in Akron have discovered that genetic differences help explain the disparity.

But in this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that lack of proper sports training is also partly to blame.

 

Two teams of teenage girls scramble in a hard fought match in the sprawling soccer complex next to the expressway interchange near Lodi.

Fifteen year-old Bethany Jewell is from Salem and plays on the Keystone traveling team.

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A Cleveland researcher is trying to unlock the causes of autism … using math. It’s a novel approach to explain why autistic kids struggle with social interaction and communication.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at how this local research points to a possible new way to understand the intense inner world of autism.

 

Mikey Marston is a huge fan of the Cleveland Indians, and this season, he sees them going all the way, winning, "the division, the pennant, and the World Series.” 

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