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Science by the Slice is a podcast from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) that explores the science behind issues affecting our daily lives, encompassing public health, agriculture, and natural resources. Experts discuss the science of complex challenges in our society, then, through analysis and storytelling, piece together the motivations that reveal the way people think about, form, and act on opinions regarding these pivotal issues.
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Where do you get your information about COVID-19? Do you feel prepared? How concerned are you? What do you think about social distancing practices? Social scientists Dr. Lauri Baker and Dr. Shelli Rampold discuss how they have been tracking public opinion throughout the pandemic and answer these questions based on what US citizens are reporting.Music "The Zeppelin" by Blue Dot SessionsAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Aeronaut/The_Zeppelin_1908Under CC BY license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/, Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0) Music "Movin On Up" by Podington BearAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Podington_Bear/Upbeat/MovinOnUpUnder CC BY license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0)
Why did the SARS-CoV-2 have all the right stuff to cause a global pandemic? Dr. Glenn Morris gives insight into this by providing background information on coronaviruses and describes times where other coronaviruses did not spread like the virus responsible for COVID-19. Dr. Morris also discusses COVID-19 impacts on agriculture and the outlook for the vaccine, as of the recorded date of December 11, 2020.   Music "opening credits" by johnny_ripperAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/johnny_ripper/soundtrack_for_a_film_that_doesnt_exist/johnny_ripper_-_soundtrack_for_a_film_that_doesnt_exist_-_01_opening_credits_1124Under CC BY license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/, Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0)Music "Night Owl" by Broke For FreeAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Broke_For_Free/Directionless_EP/Broke_For_Free_-_Directionless_EP_-_01_Night_OwlUnder CC BY license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/, Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0) 
The scientific community sometimes operates in closed parameters without sharing new findings for fear of lost revenues or notoriety. Find out how the actions of one scientist, Dr. Ilaria Capua, paved the way for better transparency in science and created lasting impacts that may have even helped speed up vaccine development for COVID-19. In addition, Dr. Capua discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic came about and what we can learn from this experience.Music "Curious" by Jon Luc HeffermanAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628821/Curious_1577Under CC BY license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) Music " A Storm At Eilean Mor" by Jon Luc HeffermanAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Jon_Luc_Hefferman/20170730112628534/A_Storm_At_Eilean_Morhttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/, Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0) 
Science by the Slice is a podcast from the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education (PIE Center) that explores the science behind issues affecting our daily lives, encompassing public health, agriculture, and natural resources. Experts discuss the science of complex challenges in our society, then, through analysis and storytelling, piece together the motivations that reveal the way people think about, form, and act on opinions regarding these pivotal issues.
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