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Intersection: Waterborne Illnesses; 3D Printed Arms; Mapping The Moon

Summer’s around the corner, and for Floridians that means hitting the beach, the pool or swimming in one of the state’s many lakes and rivers. As well as rip tides and strong currents swimmers need to be aware of other hazards: bacteria, parasites and amoebas that could make you sick are lurking in the water.

On this episode of Intersection, we discuss some of the more common waterborne pathogens, and how to protect yourself against them, with 90.7’s health reporter Danielle Prieur and Florida Department of Health epidemiologist Alvina Chu. 

When UCF engineering student Albert Manero heard a story on the radio about a 3D printed prosthetic hand, a lightbulb went off. More than five years later, Manero’s non-profit, Limbitless Solutions is embarking on a clinical trial to test the next generation of  3D printed arms. Manero joins Intersection along with Dr. Albert Chi of Oregon Health and Science University, to talk about the goals for the clinical trial, and the technology they want to incorporate into 3D printed limbs in the future. 

The last Apollo mission left the surface of the moon more than 40 years ago. Now there’s renewed interest in exploring and mining the moon, and space archaeologists and historians want to preserve those Apollo landing sites. Non profit For All Moonkind says the first step is to map those sites. For All Moonkind’s co-founder, space lawyer Michelle Hanlon explains the plan to use blockchain technology to map historic sites on the moon. 

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »