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What Would You Do?

Bill Hawk and Erica Lewis, James Madison University

If you swipe a stranger’s car and nobody sees, what do you do? Do you leave a note? Do you track the owner down? We look at coping strategies for deciding what to do when faced with an ethical dilemma.

15 mins

Zooplankton and the Changing Sea

Deborah Steinberg, William and Mary and Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Zooplankton are microscopic animals in the ocean that are critical to both the food chain and the recycling of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. As a result of climate change there’s been a change in the distribution and variation of zooplankton.

11 mins

Tick Rover

David Livingston, Jay Sullivan, and Jim Squire, Virginia Military Institute, and Holly Gaff, Old Dominion University

One of the most unpopular insects in the U.S. is the tick, which can be a carrier of Lyme disease. We hear about a tick-removal robot that rolls over a lawn, attracting and killing these unwanted insects.

4 mins

Insects in Japan

Mary Knighton

In Japan, insects are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. We explore Japan’s special relationship with insects.

7 mins

Quotidian Poetry

Luisa Igloria, Old Dominion University

We hear how poetry can be another way of talking and addressing difficult subjects from a writer who has produced one poem every day—for 1,270 days!

13 mins

In this hour, we look at the process and importance of ethical decision making. Then we look at the smallest creatures from the depths of the sea to our own backyard and learn about the discipline and pleasure of writing a poem every day.

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