Smart Talk

Smart Talk is a daily, live, interactive program featuring conversations with newsmakers and experts in a variety of fields and exploring a wide range of issues and ideas, including the economy, politics, health care, education, culture, and the environment.  Smart Talk airs live every week day at 9 a.m. on WITF’s 89.5 and 93.3.

Listen to Smart Talk live online from 9-10 a.m. weekdays and at 7 p.m. (Repeat of 9 a.m. program)

Host: Scott LaMar

RST: Sequester slows medical research? Dolphin deaths a mystery

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Aug 4, 2013 10:04 AM

What to look for on Radio Smart Talk Monday, August 5, 2013:

Medical research 200 x 170.jpg

The automatic federal spending cuts called sequestration that went into effect earlier this year are hindering medical research in Pennsylvania and across the country.  So says the advocacy group Research America.

The group says the sequester has resulted in cuts of $1.7 billion from the National Institutes of Health, $300 million from the Centers for Disease Control, and $209 million from the Food and Drug Administration.

Research America points out that the Penn State Hershey Medical Center received $111 million in NIH grants in fiscal year 2012 to identify a protein that could lead to a vaccine or new therapies for the malaria parasite.  That's just one Pennsylvania example.

dolphin 300 x 170.jpg

More cuts have been proposed in Washington and the group says it could have an impact on research and maybe cost lives.

Research America President and CEO Mary Wooley will appear on Monday's program to explain.

Also, scientists in New Jersey don't know what's killing dolphins and washing their bodies ashore.  As of Monday, 27 dead dolphins had been recovered since July 9.

Bob Schoelkopf, the director of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine will join us with the latest.


Tagged under , , , , ,

back to top
  • Meldrum img 2015-04-17 05:20

    Dolphins death mystery is so touching as it's this mammal is very friendly with human and also helpful to them in protecting them in ocean. According to an article in top essay writing services they are the best and human friendly mammals. I rally wish that the mystery would be revealed as early as possible.

  • Kritika Dwivedi img 2015-05-14 02:33

    Packers and Movers India

  • Muller Travolta img 2015-11-05 04:11

    Such a nice site.
    Essay Writing Service Reviews for Student

  • Jane293 img 2015-11-18 23:10

    Excellent blog here! Also your web site a lot up fast! What host are you the use of? Can I get your affiliate hyperlink to your host? I wish my site loaded up as quickly as yours lol
    Life Insurance Calgary

  • Jane293 img 2015-11-18 23:16

    Your style is really unique in comparison to other people I've read stuff from. I appreciate you for posting when you've got the opportunity, Guess I'll just book mark this blog.
    Life Insurance Calgary

  • Netflix img 2016-02-16 22:46

    This is a great article, that I really enjoyed reading. Thanks for sharing.

    usps tracking
    youtube to mp3
    facebook video downloader