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Biology professor uses online radio show to address oil spill issues

September 24, 2010

Craig Hood, Ph.D., professor and chair of biology at Loyola University New Orleans and host of the weekly radio talk show, “Science Matters,” will focus several of his upcoming shows this fall on issues surrounding the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Among other topics, the programs will address the relevant chemistry of oil products, dispersants, ecological resilience and recovery, and human health impacts.

Each week, Hood and guests examine the impact science has on our everyday lives on Loyola’s internet radio station, Crescent City Radio. In general, the show focuses on the global affects of science and highlights emerging scientific discoveries and issues.

“Science Matters” airs Wednesdays, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and can be heard by accessing Crescent City Radio’s website at http://www.crescentcityradio.com. Programs are also posted on the show’s website http://www.sciencemattersatloyola.com after each episode.

Hood began “Science Matters” in 2009 as a way to bring emerging scientific discoveries to the public through Loyola faculty and students. In doing so, he believes that these groups can make it clear why science matters in today’s society.

For more information about “Science Matters,” visit their website www.sciencemattersatloyola.com or contact Sean Snyder in Loyola’s Office of Public Affairs at smsnyder@loyno.edu or 504-861-5882.

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