Kaatscast: the Catskills Podcast

Science Episodes

May 24, 2022

Six Ticks: in the Lyme Light

If a tick bites you in the woods, and it's free of disease-causing pathogens, does it matter? We wanted to know how many of our Catskills ticks are pathogenetic, so we sent 6 of them to the Thangamani Lab at …

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Dec. 7, 2021

On Air: CO2 and Indoor Air Quality

Feeling sleepy? CO2 could be the culprit. For centuries, the Catskills have offered a respite from city life, and a bit of fresh air. But indoor air quality can be bad no matter where you live. Fortunately, air quality can …

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Sept. 29, 2020

Things that Sting with professor Justin O. Schmidt

This week: bees! wasps! hornets! yellowjackets! (and other things that sting) with special guest Justin O. Schmidt, research biologist at Southwestern Biological Institute, adjunct faculty at University of Arizona’s departmen...

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Sept. 1, 2020

Climate Change in the Hudson Valley with SHV's Dave Conover

Dave Conover is Program Coordinator at Sustainable Hudson Valley. He grew up in the Catskills and has spent much of his career working on environmental issues as an educator and program developer. Climate change is resulting...

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