Mon, 03/19/2018 - 12:45am


Soil Science: Down and Gritty in the Dirt

Think all that organic waste you toss in the trash decomposes in the landfill? Think again. Composting it is better for the planet, as bacteria and fungi break down the nutrients, energy, and matter making it available to create new life through nutrient rich soil. Watch how residents, businesses and non-profits utilize the soil cycle to make money, food, and community.

NC Museum of Natural Sciences and Smithsonian Team Discover Rare Mammal Species

On August 15, 2013, the world heard a story of mistaken identities set right. A small team of scientists on a routine research task discovered something amiss in rarely seen, decades-old museum artifacts. They had a hunch that something wild lay hidden behind established ideas and old bones.

They followed their hunch to the Andean cloud forest: a mountainous region of dense canopy-rainforest cloaked in fog. After flying, driving and hiking old mule trails into this mysterious region, they found what they spent years searching for waiting amongst the misty leaves.

The Citizen Patient

D.G. Martin has a conversation with UNC-Chapel Hill Professor of Medicine and Microbiology/Immunology Nortin Hadler M.D. about his new book, "The Citizen Patient," on NC Bookwatch. In this book, Dr. Hadler shares his insights on how current issues within the U.S. healthcare system such as medical treatment, healthcare finance, and attitudes about health and medicine can be addressed. Original Broadcast Date: 05/02/2013.


The lionfish is an invasive species that threatens the state's commercial fishing industry because they eat the foods that grouper and snapper eat, along with juvenile grouper and snapper. Lionfish have no known predators and have a rapid reproduction rate, which is why they are taking over the reef ecosystem.

Dr. Samuel Sears

Erica Starke-Knight introduces us to the 2013 O. Max Gardner Award recipient, Dr. Samuel Sears. The East Carolina University professor is a nationally-recognized expert in the psychological care and quality of life outcomes of implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) patients. Original Broadcast Date: 04/15/2013.