This Week in Science
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|Country of origin||United States|
|Original release||June 2000– present|
|No. of episodes||500+|
This Week in Science (TWIS) is a science talk radio broadcast from KDVS (90.3 FM) on the University of California, Davis campus. Each week, TWIS founder/host Kiki Sanford and co-host Justin Jackson review current research in technology. TWIS reaches an international audience, with listeners in 60 countries worldwide. It regularly fields science questions on the air from listeners around the world.
The show is available live on FM radio in Northern California and via live internet broadcasts from the KDVS website. Archived versions of the show as well as a podcast are available from the show's website.
Founder and host Kirsten Sanford holds a B.S. in Conservation Biology and a Ph.D in Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Physiology from the University of California, Davis, and is a frequent lecturer on the Davis campus. Sanford was awarded the 2005 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Mass Media Fellowship Award in recognition for her work with This Week in Science. Through this fellowship she worked as a television news producer at WNBC News in New York City working with noted health and science reporter Max Gomez.
Justin Jackson has been the show's co-host since 2005.
Blair Bazdarich joined as the show's third co-host in 2013 after serving as an intern for over a year.
This Week in Science regularly interviews notable scientists, technologists, and luminaries. Past interviewees include:
- Brian Greene, Columbia University physicist and author of The Elegant Universe
- William Gurstelle, mechanical engineer and author of Notes from the Technology Underground
- Jack Farmer, NASA astrobiologist
- Lisa Randall, Harvard theoretical physicist
- William Gibson, popular science fiction author and futurist
- Kim Stanley Robinson, author of the Mars trilogy