Health, Science, Environment

1:30pm

Thu February 16, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Science versus the sacred: studying native remains at UC Berkeley

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UC Berkeley is home to the country’s second largest collection of human skeletons outside of a graveyard, about 12 thousand total. Some are thousands of years old. The University has unearthed and studied these remains for centuries. They’ve taught researchers a great deal about California’s prehistoric past.

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3:40pm

Tue February 7, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Local "environmental hero" calls for creative solutions to climate change

Ellie Cohen, president of PRBO, was named "conservation advocate of the year" by the Berkeley-based Bay Nature institute
Photo courtesy of PRBO

Today we begin our series of conversations with the Bay Area’s 2012 “environmental heroes.”

The Berkeley-based Bay Nature Institute recently named Ellie Cohen as conservation advocate of the year. Cohen is president of PRBO, which was originally the Point Reyes Bird Observatory. KALW’s Ben Trefny sat down with Cohen to talk about her work.

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4:44pm

Mon February 6, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

Indroducing social flexibility through yoga

photo courtesy of Niroga Center

There are thousands of yoga studios all over the Bay Area. They usually cater to people who can pay the $15-20 class fee. But the Nirgoa Institute in Berkeley offers classes to low-income senior citizens, incarcerated youth, homeless shelters and inner city high school students.

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9:01pm

Mon January 30, 2012
City Visions: January 30, 2012

Combating Food Waste in the Bay Area

photo courtesy of http://blog.foodrunners.org/

 

Host: Joseph Pace

Producer: Susan Britton

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3:26pm

Wed January 25, 2012
Health, Science, Environment

The diary of an egg donor

When Matthew Fellows and Chris Salvador wanted to have a baby, they asked Teresa Chin to be their egg donor.

As a growing number of American women delay childbearing into their thirties and forties, the use of assisted reproductive technology such as in vitro fertilization, sperm banks, and egg donation has gone through the roof. In the growing world of egg donation, there’s a lucrative market for healthy young ovaries – not to mention the emotional value to infertile couples.

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