• Jan 7, 2016 10:00 pm
  • 29:01 mins

Guest: Gaurav Desai, PhD, Professor of English and African Studies at Tulane University, Author of “Commerce with the Universe”  The relationship between India and the U.K. has improved quite a bit in the 70 years since Gandhi fought for India’s independence from British rule. The statute of Indian independence leader Mohandas Gandhi unveiled in London’s Parliament Square was erected to mark the 100th anniversary of Gandhi’s return to India from South Africa to begin the movement toward Indian independence.  But that South African period in Gandhi’s life isn’t necessarily glossed-over.

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Guests: Haluk Beyenal, PhD, Professor in WSU’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering; Doug Call, PhD, Professor of Molecular Epidemiology in the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health at Washington State  According to the CDC, at least two million infections and 23,000 deaths are the result of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. Hospitals now see “superbugs” that are resistant to so many drugs they’re nearly invincible and lead to almost certain death if they make it to a patient’s blood stream.  The race is on to create new antibiotics, yes. But also to come up with treatments that don’t involve drugs the bacteria can develop a resistance to. How about electricity?