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Insight: Loss of Large Predators / Mammography Study / State Fair Poster Art / The Kimberly Trip

Loss of Large Predators The decline of large predators and other "apex consumers" at the top of the food chain has disrupted ecosystems all over the planet, according to a report by an international team of scientists.  James Estes, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at UC Santa Cruz, joins us to discuss what the loss of large predators means to humans.   

Mammography Study A common tool meant to improve mammography is not only expensive but ineffective, according to a study led by UC Davis. Scientists found that women whose mammograms are screened by computer are more likely to receive a false-positive result, which can lead to wasted time and money, and added anxiety. We'll speak with Joshua Fenton, assistant professor in the UC Davis Department of Family and Community Medicine and lead author of the mammography study. 

State Fair Poster Art Alexandra Fischer and Chris Shaw are rock-poster artists being exhibited at the state fair. Fischer is the artist behind a state fair commemorative poster, and Shaw has designed posters for bands like Kiss, Tesla, and the once unkown Nirvana. We'll talk to them about their art and the inspiration behind this year's poster.

The Kimberly Trip The Kimberly Trip will perform in our studio.  The band is having a big 10th Anniversary blowout gig at Shenanigan's in Downtown Sacramento on Saturday, complete with video screens, crazy lights, fog machine, snow machine, and their ridiculous sense of humor.

Friday, July 29, 2011
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