Dr. Paul Turner

Paul Turner thinks viruses are cool. That’s not the common opinion, of course, at least not right now.


Date: Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Turner’s work at Yale is about finding ways to put viruses to work for us using phage therapy, an alternative to traditional antibiotic treatment. He sits down with host John Dankosky to share what he knows about the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

John is CT Mirror's Director of Events. A well-known and highly-regarded radio personality and moderator, he divides his time between CT Mirror — where he heads up our events program and serves as a multi-platform consultant — and the NPR / PRI program Science Friday. Previously, John was executive editor of the New England News Collaborative and the host of NEXT, a weekly program about New England. He also appeared weekly on The Wheelhouse, WNPR’s news roundtable program. His 25 years in public media also include serving as vice president of news for Connecticut Public Broadcasting Network, host of WNPR’s Where We Live, and regular fill-in host for the PRI program Science Friday in New York. He was twice recognized by PRNDI as America’s best public radio call-in show.