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Description: Peer Review Radio is a weekly radio show and podcast that portions the tastiest science and prepares it for public consumption. The end goal of this program is to provide an outlet where anyone and everyone can understand current scientific issues and generate their own informed opinions. In addition, Peer Review Radio promotes careers in research and science and serves as a training ground for future scientists to acquire invaluable communication skills. Peer Review Radio was established by a group of motivated graduate students with a desire to spread their love of science. By breaking down complicated concepts into bite-sized morcels, the ''Peers'' hope to spark the curiosity of their listeners with relevant, reliable information. Our producers determine content and coordinate the activities of the journalists. To ensure variety of content, graduate students are enlisted to act as advisers in their fields of expertise and direct literature research for necessary episode scripts. Then, we get together with professors, industrial scientists, post doctoral fellows and graduate students to talk about issues in science. Also, we supplement each episode with ''what if''-type questions, critiquing of science in film, profiles of alternative careers in science, book reviews and more! Our weekly radio show will air on CHUO 89.1 FM in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada starting this Fall 2010, and with each episode we hope to address another hot topic in science without frying your frontal cortex.