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One's Too Many, A Hundred's Not Enough: Addiction and Treatment

11/27/2018
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Dr. K. Michelle Peavy of Evergreen Treatment Services in Seattle, Washington helps us understand opioid, methamphetamine and alcohol addiction. Plus the science of treatment -- what actually works to break the cycle of addiction?

Duration:01:29:53

The Health Impact of Agricultural Chemicals

10/29/2018
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Dr. Jenna Gibbs of the University of Iowa’s Great Plains Center for Agricultural Health discusses a sampling of common agricultural chemicals and their impact on human health.

Duration:01:07:23

Regulate This!: How Genetic Engineering is Regulated

10/3/2018
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Dr. Jennifer Kuzma from NC State walks us through the complicated world of regulations that control how genetically engineering plants and animals make into our world and onto our plates. Really interesting conversation with broad implications for how society regulates complex technologies.

Duration:01:28:37

Whiskey Is For Drinkin' - Water is For Fightin'

9/14/2018
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Many parts of the world struggle with limited water resources and seemingly unlimited demands on them. We discuss water laws nationwide with Don Blankenau, of Blankenau, Wilmoth and Jarecke (even more boring than a scientist: a lawyer!). We have a specific focus on Nebraska to understand issues like surface water and groundwater rights, river compacts between states, and priority of use between cities, agriculture and industry, but also learn about novel cases working their way toward the...

Duration:01:08:13

The Meat We Eat: Antibiotics, Hormones and Animal Welfare

8/27/2018
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A conversation with Dr. Dan Thomson, Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Kansas State University, about production livestock agriculture and cattle in particular. How are antibiotics and hormones used? How do they affect human health? How is "animal welfare" defined in livestock agriculture? Do Confined Animal Feed Operations (CAFOs) meet standards of animal welfare?

Duration:01:19:34

Is It Getting Hot in Here?: Understanding our Climate

8/9/2018
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Dr. Don Wilhite discusses climate science and addresses ongoing misinformation while detailing the impacts to Nebraska agriculture in particular.

Duration:01:12:06

To Edit or Not To Edit: Genetic Engineering

7/18/2018
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A broad discussion of genetic editing with Dr. Tom Clemente, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.

Duration:00:50:27