Radio interview for new species of Solanum
By Angela, Apr 23 2019 07:42PM
Today started briiiight and early, with a live interview with my supervisor, Chris Martine, and I on the sunrise show on AM radio, local station WKOK from Sunbury, PA.
It was a really fun exercise in scicomm for me and such a treat to watch real radio and communications experts operate. We did two segments, one mostly about a new species that is *just about* to come out in an upcoming issue of PhytoKeys. The species is Solanum plastisexum from the Northern Territory of Australia. So, we talked a little about that and the process of describing new species. The second half of the interview covered upcoming episodes of Chris's YouTube series, "Plants are cool, too!". We also touched on diversity in science education and the importance of science communication a bit.
It was fun! You can check it out at the link below: