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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.

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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.

    COVID-19 Part 3: Tracking the Pandemic Through Our Thoughts

    COVID-19 Part 3: Tracking the Pandemic Through Our Thoughts

    Where do you get your information about COVID-19? Do you feel prepared? How concerned are you? What do you think about social distancing practices? Social scientists Dr. Lauri Baker and Dr. Shelli Rampold discuss how they have been tracking public opinion throughout the pandemic and answer these questions based on what US citizens are reporting.

    • 48 min
    COVID-19 Part 2: All the Right Stuff

    COVID-19 Part 2: All the Right Stuff

    Why did the SARS-CoV-2 have all the right stuff to cause a global pandemic? Dr. Glenn Morris gives insight into this by providing background information on coronaviruses and describes times where other coronaviruses did not spread like the virus...

    • 48 min
    COVID-19 Part 1: The Not-So-Secret Sequence of the Novel Coronavirus

    COVID-19 Part 1: The Not-So-Secret Sequence of the Novel Coronavirus

    The scientific community sometimes operates in closed parameters without sharing new findings for fear of lost revenues or notoriety. Find out how the actions of one scientist, Dr. Ilaria Capua, paved the way for better transparency in science and...

    • 28 min
    Introducing Science by the Slice

    Introducing Science by the Slice

    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...

    • 1 min

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