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The Exchange

The Battle To Save The Bats

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First the latest on impacts of the severe weather we’re seeing in the region, from roads to the power grid. Then, the battle to save the bats: we're talking with a UNH researcher about signs of resilience among bats, devastated by white-nose syndrome, and new findings about their immune systems that could lead to treatments for some human diseases.

GUESTS:

  • Jeff Foster –  assistant professor of genetics at UNH. His research focuses include bats.
  • Kevin Olival - ecologist and evolutionary biologist who has been researching emerging infectious diseases for over a decade, with a strong focus on bat research.  

To hear just the bats segment:

bats.mp3

STORM CALLOUTS:

  • Bill Boynton – spokesperson for the N.H. Department of Transportation.
  • Michael Todd  – public information officer for N.H.’s Dept of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.
  • Beth Dinan – reporter for Seacoast Online. She is in Portsmouth this morning covering the storm.
  • Martin Murray - spokesman for Public Service of New Hampshire

Listen here for just the storm segment:

weather.mp3

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