Science by the Slice

UF/IFAS PIE Center

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. The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida. read less
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The Blue Revolution: Aquaculture in Florida and Beyond
Mar 27 2024
The Blue Revolution: Aquaculture in Florida and Beyond
As the global population surges towards the 10 billion mark, the challenge of meeting the escalating food demands sustainably is an ever-pressing concern. In this episode of Science by the Slice, Dr. Ken Riley from NOAA Fisheries, Office of Aquaculture shares how aquaculture is a growing industry in the U.S. and many other parts of the world, to meet these needs of rising food demands. Dr. Riley shares from his vast experience, spanning industry, academia, and nonprofit work, to discuss aquaculture, where the breeding, rearing, and harvesting of fish, shellfish, and aquatic plants could be one component to our future food security. This episode also covers the environmental implications of aquaculture, examining the challenges of working with different climate conditions and the importance of technology in improving efficiency. Listen to learn about this holistic approach to aquaculture, balancing the needs of humans with the health of marine ecosystems.Resources:PIE Center Aquaculture Toolkit: https://piecenter.com/aquaculture-toolkit/NOAA Aquaculture Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/topic/aquacultureNOAA Office of Aquaculture Website: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/about/office-aquacultureFlorida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Aquaculture Website: https://www.fdacs.gov/Divisions-Offices/Aquaculture Transcripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "Shelftop Speech" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/thimble-rider/shelftop-speech/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0 DEED), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2024 EP
Feb 28 2024
Looking Back and Looking Forward: 2024 EP
We've made it to Season Four! We're beginning our fourth season of Science by the Slice as we have the past two seasons by looking back and looking forward. That is, revisiting clips from last season while examining one theme and then looking forward to what we have in store for 2024.This episode incorporates the theme of patience. You’ll hear clips from season three while unpacking the intricate relationship between patience and life outcomes. Patience manifests in the fabric of our communities, influencing such topics as the resilience of our food and agricultural systems and land conservation. Then, you’ll hear about some of the upcoming topics we have planned for 2024.Resources:Hanushek, Eric A, et al. (2024). Can Patience Account for Subnational Differences in Student Achievement? Regional Analysis with Facebook Interests. National Bureau of Economic Research. https://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4574635.Mischel, W, et al. (1989). Delay of Gratification in Children. Science, 244(4907) 933–938. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.2658056.Schlam, Tanya R., et al. (2013). Preschoolers’ Delay of Gratification Predicts Their Body Mass 30 Years Later. Journal of Pediatrics, 162(1) 90–93. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.06.049.Transcripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "The Maison" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/desjardins/the-maison/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0 DEED), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/Music "Astrisx" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Bodytonic/Astrisx/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0 DEED), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/Music "Ô Zéphyr" by Portron Portron Lopez at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Portron_Portron_Lopez/De_Colre_Et_DEnvie/07__Zphyr/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEED), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/
Tick Talk: How Researchers Are Using Online Search Behavior to Understand Tick Prevention
Dec 6 2023
Tick Talk: How Researchers Are Using Online Search Behavior to Understand Tick Prevention
Ticks are often brushed off as a seasonal nuisance, but our latest episode of Science by the Slice, "Tick Talk," challenges our assumptions and sheds light on the vital importance of public education. Learn from Dr. Lauri Baker and Cheng-Xian Yang as they share research on public perceptions and behaviors related to ticks and linkages between outdoor activities and tick-borne illness risks, such as meat allergies and Lyme disease. This emphasizes the need for education and preparation, especially for those engaging in activities like hunting or visiting agricultural properties. Moreover, the conversation reveals how the analysis of online searches and social media trends can provide valuable insights into public perception and behavior toward ticks for enhancing risk communication and educating the public on tick prevention. This episode highlights social science research conducted in partnership with the Southeastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases, a CDC-funded Center that works to prevent and control vector-borne disease threats.Resources:PIE Center tick project webpageSoutheastern Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases websiteTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "Sequoia" by SalmonLikeTheFish at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/SalmonLikeTheFish/Music_for_the_Sleepy_Traveler/04_-_Sequoia/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 DEED), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Protecting Wild Spaces: Balancing Development and Conservation in Florida
Oct 25 2023
Protecting Wild Spaces: Balancing Development and Conservation in Florida
While the cities of Florida are a bustling hub of commerce and culture, nestled between them lie areas of breathtaking natural beauty, teeming with diverse ecosystems. One organization at the forefront of efforts to protect and connect these valuable spaces is the Florida Wildlife Corridor Foundation, represented by Alex Freeze, their Corridor Collaboration Teams Facilitator. In this episode, Phillip and Alex discuss the challenge of balancing the need for development while doing so in ways that are compatible with the Florida Wildlife Corridor and do not fragment or break up areas of wilderness, working lands, and public and private property. In a world where environmental issues often take a somber tone, listen to this episode to hear Alex share her optimism and dedication toward protecting and conserving wild Florida.Resources:Florida Wildlife Corridor WebsiteTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "Haventhorn" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/rustland/haventhorn/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Taking Care of Your Pets During Hurricanes and Times of Crises
Jul 26 2023
Taking Care of Your Pets During Hurricanes and Times of Crises
When disaster strikes, it can feel hectic trying to ensure the safety of our loved ones. But often, in the rush and chaos, our pets can be overlooked. In our latest podcast episode, Dr. Lawrence Garcia, Clinical Assistant Professor in Shelter Medicine at the University of Florida, discusses the importance of including pets in our disaster plans. Dr. Garcia illuminates practical steps families can take to ensure their furry friends are safe during emergencies. So, if you're a pet owner wondering how to keep your pets safe during a disaster, this podcast episode is a must-listen. After all, they are part of our family too, and their safety should never be an afterthought.Resources:Fact Sheet: Hurricane Tips For Pet OwnersVideo: Hurricane Preparedness For Pet Owners Featuring Dr. Larry GarciaFlorida Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN) WebpageUF Veterinary Emergency Treatment Service (VETS) WebsiteTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "Talens Bal" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/135-field/talens-bal/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/Music "Fold Over" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/clamshell/fold-over/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Cybersafety: Exploring Safety Strategies for Cybersecurity
Jun 28 2023
Cybersafety: Exploring Safety Strategies for Cybersecurity
With great power comes great responsibility, and in the world of technology, that means being prepared for cybersecurity threats.In this episode, Dr. Lauri Baker, co-founder of the Center for Rural Enterprise Engagement, highlights the importance of having a robust cybersecurity plan, educating yourself and your employees, and investing in the right tools to protect your electronic data at home or work. Discover best practices for staying safe in today's digital landscape and learn about malware protection and cloud storage solutions to safeguard your valuable data and maintain customer trust.Resources:Online publication on cybersecurity: https://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/publication/WC416Blog post on cybersecurity: https://ruralengagement.org/2021/06/24/selling-safe-best-practices-for-cybersecurity-for-your-small-rural-ag-business/Social media toolkit: https://ruralengagement.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/06/Cybersecurity-Social-Media-Series.zipTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "Sweetly" by Blue Dot Sessions at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/Glacier_Quartet/Sweetly/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/Music "Paean" by Robert John at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Robert_John/paean/paean/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Loving our Landscape: Why our Landscaping Matters
May 31 2023
Loving our Landscape: Why our Landscaping Matters
A single tree in your yard can remove up to 26 pounds of CO2 from the air. This is the equivalent of removing emissions from a vehicle that travels 11,000 miles per year. In this episode, we explore the value of residential landscapes and the numerous benefits they provide. Hear from two guests in this episode as they share their expertise and knowledge related to planting the right plant in the right place, tips for irrigation, and the importance of our home landscaping. This episode features speakers, Wendy Wilbur, statewide Master Gardener Volunteer Program Coordinator, and Michael Dukes, Director of the UF/IFAS Center for Land Use Efficiency.Resources:The UF/IFAS Center for Land Use EfficiencyThe Florida Master Gardener Volunteer ProgramUF/IFAS Gardening Solutions ProgramFlorida Friendly Landscaping ProgramCenter for Rural Enterprise Engagement Fact SheetsUF/IFAS PIE Center Turfgrass Issue GuideTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources, and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/ Music "Starlight" by Chad Crouch Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/Drifter/Starlight_1387/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC 3.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Python's Paradise: Invasive Species in Florida
Apr 26 2023
Python's Paradise: Invasive Species in Florida
Pythons are an invasive species in Florida and present a threat to native mammal species. With an average of 22 to 84 eggs per clutch, the python population is thriving, but what can be done? In this episode of Science by the Slice, you will hear from, Paul Evans, a science writer and Outreach Coordinator for the University of Florida’s Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center. He is also a researcher with the University of Florida's "Croc Docs." Listen to this episode to learn more about invasive pythons in Florida.Resources:University of Florida's Croc DocsFWC Exotic Pet Amnesty ProgramFWC Burmese Python WebpageIveGot1 Mobile App for AppleIveGot1 Mobile App for AndroidTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/ Music "Waltzing in the Rye" by Kai Engel Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/lesicia/waltzing-in-the-rye/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Learning to Lead (Featuring Jonathan Dain): Leadership Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mar 29 2023
Learning to Lead (Featuring Jonathan Dain): Leadership Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources
You may have heard these words from the legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi before, “leaders aren't born, they are made.” But have you ever wondered; how does one make a leader? In this series, you will hear from two guest speakers that represent two different leadership institutes that do just that— help to make leaders. The speakers from this series share their expertise and knowledge related to leadership in the field of agriculture and natural resources. This episode features speaker, Jonathan Dain, Director of the Natural Resources Leadership Institute (NRLI).Resources:https://nrli.ifas.ufl.edu/Transcripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/ Music "Homin Brer" by Blue Dot Sessions Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/butterstone/homin-brer/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Learning to Lead (Featuring Christy Chiarelli): Leadership Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources
Mar 29 2023
Learning to Lead (Featuring Christy Chiarelli): Leadership Development in Agriculture and Natural Resources
You may have heard these words from the legendary American football coach Vince Lombardi before, “leaders aren't born, they are made.” But have you ever wondered; how does one make a leader? In this series, you will hear from two guest speakers that represent two different leadership institutes that do just that— help to make leaders. The speakers from this series share their expertise and knowledge related to leadership in the field of agriculture and natural resources. This episode features speaker, Christy Chiarelli, Director of the Wedgeworth Leadership Institute (WLI).Resources:https://wedgworthleadership.com/Transcripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/ Music "Homin Brer" by Blue Dot Sessions Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Blue_Dot_Sessions/butterstone/homin-brer/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Straight From the Source: The Lived Experiences of Producers During the Pandemic
Feb 22 2023
Straight From the Source: The Lived Experiences of Producers During the Pandemic
We’ve all been there- you’re in need of a particular product or food item and it’s not on your store shelves. While this scenario has always played out for consumers, it’s likely that this happens to you more now than it did before COVID. But alas, we now can reason the cause to be from “supply chain disruptions,” a term more widely used by the public than possibly ever before. Throughout the pandemic, supply chain disruptions became the rationale for so many consumer misfortunes, and to a consumer, supply chain disruptions may look like empty shelves, but what does it look like to a producer or farmer? Workforce safety, lockdown policies, financial assistance, burnout and exhaustion, and emergency food dispersal were just some of the challenges that farmers, wholesalers, and retailers had to manage in a short amount of time. In this episode, Michaela Kandzer speaks with Noah Bloedorn, specialist in the areas of urban planning and food systems, about a multi-region, multi-institution project that assessed the impact of COVID-19 on food and agricultural systems to develop strategies for coping with future crises. This research and outreach project was supported by the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).Resources:Lessons from COVID-19 ToolkitReimagining Resilient Agri-food Supply Chains Course RegistrationListen to our previous episodes on food systems during the pandemic:COVID-19 Food Systems Part 1: Pandemic Purchasing and Problem SolvingCOVID-19 Food Systems Part 2: Combatting Interruptions in the Food SystemTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/ Music "Headway" by Kai Engel Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Kai_Engel/Sustains/Kai_Engel_-_Sustains_-_04_Headway/ Under CC BY license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
My How, My Why, My Work: Southwest
Nov 30 2022
My How, My Why, My Work: Southwest
Promoting health and safety in agriculture is a long-term mission, and you can find amazing stories and impacts from the people working toward this goal, all you have to do is ask. My How, My Why, My Work is a subseries within The Essential Worker series from Science by the Slice. This episode features Amanda Wickman, program director for the Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention and Education (SW Ag Center). Amanda is engaged in strategic planning, administration, and evaluation, working closely with the other NIOSH Ag Safety Centers to conduct joint promotional events and outreach endeavors.  Resources:Southwest Ag Center WebsiteTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music “California Poppies” by Chad Crouch Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/future-flowers/california-poppies/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Of Unknown Etiology: Understanding Kidney Disease in the Workforce
Nov 23 2022
Of Unknown Etiology: Understanding Kidney Disease in the Workforce
Agricultural workers provide the food we eat but often face a unique combination of occupational health concerns including increasing incidence of unexplained chronic kidney disease, or chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu).With evidence from a recent Ag Health Study (AHS) in the U.S. directly linking kidney disease to pesticide exposure along with further concern that heat stress may exacerbate the effects of pesticide exposure on kidneys, the study of chronic kidney disease in farmworkers is emerging as a high priority. In this episode, hear from Dr. Chris Vulpe, professor and molecular toxicologist in the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology at the University of Florida. Dr. Vulpe discusses the interaction between heat stress and pesticide exposure which can lead to kidney damage, and just why this disease has been considered a ‘medical mystery.’ Resources:SCCAHS Research Project Webpage Dr. Chris Vulpe Lab WebsiteTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music “Glacier” by SalmonLikeTheFish Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/SalmonLikeTheFish/Music_for_the_Sleepy_Traveler/03_-_Glacier/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
My How, My Why, My Work: High Plains
Nov 16 2022
My How, My Why, My Work: High Plains
Promoting health and safety in agriculture is a long-term mission, and you can find amazing stories and impacts from the people working toward this goal, all you have to do is ask. My How, My Why, My Work is a subseries within The Essential Worker series from Science by the Slice. This episode features Whitney Pennington, outreach coordinator for the High Plains Intermountain Center for Agricultural Health and Safety (HICAHS). Whitney enjoys the challenges of translating research findings into real-world applications that help people stay safe at work and at home.  Resources:https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/hicahs/Transcripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music “California Poppies” by Chad Crouch Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/future-flowers/california-poppies/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
The Invisible Ones
Nov 9 2022
The Invisible Ones
Approximately 150,000 to 200,000 migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families travel and work in Florida annually, many of which deal with issues such as vulnerable immigration status, housing insecurity, and lack of access to health care. The Farmworker Association of Florida (FWAF) works in communities composed of low-income, Latinx and other ethnic-minority, migrant and seasonal farmworkers to help them realize and build upon their power to be effective agents of social and personal change. In this episode, hear from Neza Xiuhtecutli, General Coordinator for the organization, as he discusses some of the challenges and occupational risks for laborers, and some of the ways the association serves their audience to promote economic, social, and environmental justice. Resources:The Farmworker Association of Florida WebsiteTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music “Happy” by Kirk Osamayo Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/kirk-osamayo/season-two-green/happy/ Under CC BY license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
My How, My Why, My Work: Pacific Northwest
Nov 2 2022
My How, My Why, My Work: Pacific Northwest
Promoting health and safety in agriculture is a long-term mission, and you can find amazing stories and impacts from the people working toward this goal, all you have to do is ask. My How, My Why, My Work is a subseries within The Essential Worker series from Science by the Slice. This episode features Sarah Fish, graphic designer for the Pacific Northwest Agricultural Safety and Health (PNASH) Center. Much of her work focuses on the creation of outreach materials related to occupational safety and health. As an experienced graphic designer, illustrator, and photographer, Sarah enjoys creating eye-catching visuals for the PNASH Center communications. Resources:https://deohs.washington.edu/pnash/Transcripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music “California Poppies” by Chad Crouch Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Chad_Crouch/future-flowers/california-poppies/ Under CC BY license Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Centered on Safety
Oct 26 2022
Centered on Safety
Agriculture is one of the most hazardous industries in the United States. Nationally, the fatality rate for farmers and ranchers is nearly seven times the average rate of all workers. In this series of Science by the Slice, titled The Essential Worker, we’re exploring agricultural health and safety. Episode one features Dr. Ashley McLeod-Morin, Associate Director of Strategic Communication with the Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety, one of 11 Centers established by the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH). Dr. McLeod-Morin discusses some of the unique occupational needs of workers in the southeastern coastal states, as well as the initiatives and impacts of the Center. Resources:Southeastern Coastal Center for Agricultural Health and Safety websiteNIOSH Centers for Agricultural Safety and Health Injury PyramidTranscripts available here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/#transcriptAre you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music “Early Morning Self Reflection” by Kirk Osamayo Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/kirk-osamayo/season-two-green/early-morning-self-reflection/ Under CC BY license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Music “A New Path” by Kirk Osamayo Available at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/kirk-osamayo/season-two-green/a-new-path/Under CC BY license Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0), https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.
Hurricane Preparedness: No Time to Wait (Update)
Sep 27 2022
Hurricane Preparedness: No Time to Wait (Update)
With Hurricane Ian making its way north in the Caribbean, we’re airing a segment from a 2021 episode titled Hurricane Preparedness Part 1: No Time to Wait. In this episode, Craig Fugate, former administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), discusses disaster management, the famous Waffle House Index, and hurricane preparedness and recovery. We also hear from Angie Lindsey, point of contact for the Extension Disaster Education Network (EDEN), as she shares information relevant to Hurricane Ian and helpful resources for storm preparation and recovery.Resources:https://extensiondisaster.nethttps://www.ready.gov/hurricaneshttps://disaster.ifas.ufl.edu/https://www.floridadisaster.org/https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/Are you an educator? The Science by the Slice podcast aims to inform diverse audiences about important issues in agriculture, natural resources and public health. Check out our learning guides that were created as an educational tool to facilitate discussions related to the topics presented in podcast episodes. Download the learning guides here: https://piecenter.com/media/podcast/learn/Music "Hugging" by CrowanderAvailable at https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander/bittersweet-endings-indiefilm-tv-music/hugging Under CC BY license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/, Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International (CC BY-NC 4.0)The views, information, or opinions expressed by guest speakers on Science by the Slice are solely those of the individuals and do not necessarily represent those of the UF/IFAS Center for Public Issues Education or the University of Florida.