Phoenix NPR station holds hour-long segment on Arizona’s biosciences

August 2, 2006

By hammersmith

You know very well the terms “bioscience” and “biotechnology” and strive to teach them to your students. Now you can provide students some local perspective thanks to KJZZ, our National Public Radio station. Why are local and state governments, philanthropists, businesses, and others investing tens of millions of dollars in “bioscience” research? Why is such research so important to our quality of life and local economy? Can Arizona catch up to other places that are established leaders in the field? Find out as KJZZ’s “Here and Now” explores the issue of bioscience.

(Pictured in KJZZ’s studio are Jon McGarity, President and CEO of the Arizona BioIndustry Association and MaryAnn Guerra, Chief Operating Officer of the Translational Genomics Research Institute in downtown Phoenix.)