KUCR -- call letters for the University of California Riverside's award winning radio station. My friend Dr. Tony Yang interviewed me on his radio show, I'll Look Into It, and we talked about my research on wasps & discussed why biologists study evolutionary relationships.
About the radio show: I’ll look Into It "is appointment listening for individuals looking for a higher level of discussion. ... The show features a Science Today segment that features experts in scientific fields that will soon impact our daily lives, and the difficult basic science research done to achieve breakthroughs."
In the interview, we talked mainly about wasps and phylogenies. I introduced the fact there there are two different groups of wasps, generally. The parasitoids and the more familiar predators, such as the stinging paper wasps and hornets. Parasitoids are tiny and important for biological control, which is a term first used at the Mission Inn in downtown Riverside back in 1919! The radio interview is less than a half hour. It was my first one, which was a bit of a learning experience, and it was great to have done it -- I really appreciate that Tony thought of me and my work and wanted to feature me on his show!
Covering topics of phylogenetics and systematics & other science-related news.