The Nature Conservancy’s Leigh Greenwood keeps forests healthy

The Nature Conservancy’s Leigh Greenwood keeps forests healthy

Leigh Greenwood is the Forest Health Program Director for North America at The Nature Conservancy. Armed with a biology degree from Williams College, Leigh worked as a field researcher for several years before enrolling in the renowned Masters of Wildlife Biology program at the University of Montana. Leigh now works in policy and gets to think about things you perhaps never considered – like why it’s bad to move firewood and the complicated dynamics of wood pallet inspection. She makes these topics interesting and you’ll definitely learn a thing or two in this episode.

Bioscience Clusters & Early Childhood Education at innovateUM LIVE!

Bioscience Clusters & Early Childhood Education at innovateUM LIVE!

This week’s episode was recorded live at the recent innovateUM conference. InnovateUM brings together community leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, students and more for an annual celebration of the incredible innovation happening within the University of Montana orbit. A New Angle recorded in front of a live audience for the first time, capturing two micro-panel conversations. The first features previous podcast guest Brigitta Miranda-Freer of the Montana World Trade Center and MonTEC, along with Nicole Rush of the Missoula Economic Partnership in a discussion of the Montana Bioscience Cluster. The second features another previous guest – Erin Switalski, now at the Headwaters Foundation – along with UM Professor of Social Work Ryan Tolleson-Knee in a conversation about early childhood education.

Emily Graslie breaks paradigms & gets people excited about science

Emily Graslie breaks paradigms & gets people excited about science

Emily Graslie (2011 UM College of the Arts and Media graduate) is creator and host of the hugely successful Brain Scoop youtube channel and the Chief Curiosity Correspondent at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Emily recently visited UM to be honored at this year’s Odyssey of the Stars and was kind enough to stop by Studio 49. We talk about her experience in digital media, her time as an unpaid intern, and her confrontation of gender inequities in both entertainment and education.UMontanaUmontanabizANewAngleBrainScoop


The Ethics of Data-Driven Persuasion with John Chandler & Christopher Preston

The Ethics of Data-Driven Persuasion with John Chandler & Christopher Preston

Our digital footprints now influence nearly all of the information we see, making the question of ethics in business and marketing much more salient. To wrestle with this fraught topic, Justin enlists the help of two UM colleagues – Dr. John Chandler, marketing professor and data science practitioner, and Dr. Christopher Preston, philosophy professor and ethicist. Together they open up about thirty doors in a wide-ranging conversation.

Biologist John McCutcheon finds big ideas in tiny things

Biologist John McCutcheon finds big ideas in tiny things

University of Montana biologist John McCutcheon studies microbial genomics and symbiosis. In this week’s episode, John explains these fancy science terms and tells us why the work he and his colleagues are doing informs our basic understanding of life and evolution. Plus, he’s got some compelling things to say about being a professor.