UA Podcast Series


Focus on Our Future

An exclusive podcast series on Mrs. Green’s World Radio Network

What is the state of our planet? What will our future bring?

World-renowned scientists, researchers and educators from the University of Arizona [UA] and its Institute of the
Environment shared their insights with Mrs. Green in this mind-opening and forward-thinking series.

This wealth of disciplinary and interdisciplinary faculty expertise and collaboration, flourishing under the umbrella of the Institute of the Environment, sets the University of Arizona as the gold standard for the study of regional to global environmental variability and change and its impact on society; ecosystems and human well-being; managing water in the earth system; securing our future food supply; and transforming our energy future through innovation, education, and collaboration.

University of Arizona Podcast Series

Spring Break = Spring Fling!

Aired Tuesday, April 1, 2014

After 40 years, ASUA’s Spring Fling is coming back to the University of Arizona campus. Spring Fling is the largest student-run carnival in the nation attracting over 25,000 guests.

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Higher Education and its role in Sustainability

Aired Tuesday, March 4, 2014

This is a first: A higher education sustainability conference to bring together Arizona universities, colleges, community colleges and local businesses…

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Focus on our Future: What’s New at Biosphere2?

Aired Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How do water, carbon and energy move through landscapes? What is a hillslope? How will the research being done by the LEO…

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Focus On Our Future: Biosphere 2

Aired Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dr. Kevin Bonine, Director of Education and Outreach, Biosphere 2 and Director of Outreach Initiatives, UA College of Science – My research reveals Dr. Bonine is all about getting…

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Focus On Our Future: Biosphere2 Ocean Makeover

Aired Saturday, November 16, 2013

Dr. Rafe Sagarin, Program Manager: Rafe, a marine ecologist and environmental policy analyst, is unveiling GREAT plans for Biosphere2 Ocean. But titles can be deceiving. This innovative…

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Go Wildcats, Go Green Cats

Aired Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Jake Knight and Leah Edwards, Office of Sustainability, University of Arizona: Green homecomings don’t just happen. The amount of planning, communicating, deciding what makes a homecoming celebration…

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Focus On Our Future: Insights on Climate Adaptation

Aired Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Jim Buizer, Professor – Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona: Jim’s work focuses on climate adaptation, sustainability, institutional transformation, and science for international…

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Focus On Our Future: Rethinking How We Deal with Forest Fires

Aired Saturday, October 5, 2013

Don Falk – Associate Professor, University of Arizona School of Natural Resources and the Environment: As a person who lost a cabin in one of the most devastating forest fires in the Southwest, what Don…

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Focus on our Future: A Global Vision

Aired Saturday, September 28, 2013

Joaquin Ruiz, University of Arizona, Vice President of Innovation and Strategy; Executive Dean, Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science; Dean, College of Science; Professor of Geosciences: Do you…

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Focus on our Future – The Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change

Aired Saturday, August 10, 2013

Diana Liverman, PhD, Co-Director, Institute of the Environment, University of Arizona — Diana is not a quick sound bite. She is a globally connected visionary for interdisciplinary approaches and the…

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Focus on our Future – Creating an Innovation Hub

Aired Saturday, August 3, 2013

Bruce Wright, President, Arizona Center for Innovation (AzCI), the University of Arizona, and the Office of University Research Parks: To begin with, Bruce is a thought leader, a visionary…

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University of Arizona Past Shows

To Frack or Not To Frack?

Aired Saturday, February 2, 2013

Jennifer McIntosh, Ph.D, University of Arizona, Institute of the Environment. Jennifer is an Associate Professor of Hydrology & Water Resources at the UA. She and I have spent several hours talking about one of my favorite subjects – fracking. Because we REALLY…

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What Can You Learn from an Octopus?

Aired Saturday, January 12, 2013

Rafe Sagarin, PhD, Institute of Environment, University of Arizona. Rafe is a marine biologist, an environmental policy analyst, an author, a husband, a father and a true…

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Unite! Food Day at UA

Aired Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Food Day is a nationwide celebration of healthy, affordable, and sustainably produced food, and a grassroots campaign for better food policies and a stronger, more united food movement.

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Peter Ellsworth, Entomology Specialist, University of AZ College of Agriculture & Life Sciences

Aired Saturday, June 16, 2012

It’s all about the bugs and I don’t even know where to begin. Ellsworth and his team have gone from facing a pest plague of biblical proportion to creating an award winning pest management center.

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Institute of the Environment, UA – Jonathan Overpeck and Diana Liverman

Aired Saturday, May 26, 2012

Not sure if I will be comfortable calling him “Peck” as everyone I know seems to but Jonathan and Diana are two of the most influential and knowledgeable individuals on climate…

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Ty Taylor – University of Arizona, Institute of the Environment Carson Scholar

Aired Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Ty is one of a kind and not easy to capture in the written word. He is a Ph.D. student in ecology and evolutionary biology at the University of Arizona.

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Native Impact: Exposing the Buried Costs of Energy

Aired Tuesday, February 21, 2012

A unique glimpse into the global energy crisis from the perspective of an intertribal coalition as they fight to transform their local economies by replacing coal mines and smog-belching power plants with renewable energy technologies.

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Linda Powers, Engineering Professor & Bio5 Institute Member, University of Arizona

Aired Saturday, January 28, 2012

Linda Powers spent part of her summer biking around Tanzania testing wells for bacteria using a unique instrument designed at the UA.

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Joe Abraham, Director, Office of Sustainability, University of Arizona

Aired Saturday, January 21, 2012

Joe Abraham has a big job, big dreams and a big personality. The Office of Sustainability was established in October 2010 as part of a larger reorganization of UA Campus Sustainability to improve the coordination of environmental sustainability programs across the university.

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