FDA’s Vaping Decision, Learning From Preserved Snakes, The Personal Textile Is Political

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principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students
In this Tuesday, April 10, 2018 photo, a high school principal displays vaping devices that were confiscated from students at the school in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019, the Vapor Technology Association filed a lawsuit against the U.S. government to delay a review of electronic cigarettes. Steven Senne/AP Photo

A tobacco research expert helps us understand what the FDA is considering as it weighs how to move forward this week on vaping and e-cigarettes. Then we learn the story of how a researcher utilized UW’s Zoological Museum to crack a case of sick snakes. And a new exhibition of historic household items illuminates how politics has been personal for a long time.

Featured in this Show

  • FDA To Release Judgment On Vaping This Week

    This week, the FDA will release its decision on whether vapes and e-cigarettes are safe for and non-smokers. We discuss how the verdict could show how the agency plans to regulate tobacco in coming years.

  • Researching Snake Fungus In UW–Madison’s Zoological Museum

    We talk with a museum curator and researcher who used a special collection at UW-Madison to learn more about a fungus that affects snakes.

  • How Quilts, Handkerchiefs And Other Household Objects Preserve American Politics

    A new exhibit open in the Ruth Davis Design Gallery on UW-Madison’s campus explores how everyday objects of the home represent the political discourse of the time. We talk with a curator and material culture expert about some highlights from the collection.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Doug Jorenby Guest
  • Laura Monahan Guest
  • Jeff Lorch Guest
  • Marina Moskowitz Guest

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