Asthma Research - Ep. 364

David Van Sickle, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Populatoin Health Sciences, UW-Madison

David Van Sickle shares years of research on asthma, focusing on the development of a new device that would attach to an inhaler and track where and when the inhaler has been used.

People of the Sturgeon - Ep. 363

Kathleen Kline Science Writer, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. "People of the Sturgeon" is a history of the cultures surrounding lake sturgeon in Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago region. While other populations of sturgeon were almost wiped out, Winnebago sturgeon have survived and flourished through a community-wide effort of people who are now joined together as People of the Sturgeon....

The Indispensable University - Ep. 358

Eugene Trani President Emeritus, Virginina Commonwealth University

Eugene Trani explains how land-grant institutions have eroded progessively in the second half of the 20th century. He looks at a land-grant university's mission for the challenges to come and how UW Madison is modernizing its mission to face the economic challenges of the future.

Russia Update: Issues and Challenges - Ep. 357

Ted Gerber Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

Professor Ted Gerber speaks about the Russia's main challenges in relation to the United States. He goes into detail about a few of these challenges and takes questions at the end.

Music, Artistry and the Brain - Ep. 355

Russell Gardner Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UW-Madison

Professor Russell Gardner talks about how we have a primal instinct to share our thoughts and experiences through communication forms of music, written language, and the arts.

A Serious Look at Comics - Ep. 350

Linda Barry Author
Paul Buhle PhD, Author
James Danky Author and Editor

Paul Buhle presents his new book entitled "Comics in Wisconsin" and James Danky's book "Underground Classics: The Transformation of Comics into Comix". Along with Linda Barry, these three take a look at comics as part of understanding our culture.

Studs Terkel's - Ep. 349

Harvey Pekar, Comic-book Writer & Author
Paul Buhle, PhD, Author

Harvey Pekar and Paul Buhle appear at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival to discuss the graphic adaptation of "Working" by Studs Terkel; it's the first effort to translate Terkel's oral history classic into comic art.

The Successful Entrepreneur -- Why it Matters - Ep. 339

Michael Levin Chairman and Founder, New View Technologies

Michael Levin was president and CEO of the Titan Industrial Corporation for 15 years before founding the e-Steel Corporation in 1998. His accomplishments and work qualifies him to talk about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and why it matters.

The Reopening of Washburn Observatory - Ep. 338

Jim Lattis Director, UW Space Place

Jim Lattis discusses the history of the Washburn Observatory and the renovations themselves.

Three Short Stories about Stem Cells - Ep. 336

Dr. Kurt Saupe Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UW-Madison

Dr. Kurt Saupe discusses stem cells in three different stories that lead into his interest in using interventions such as aging, diet, exercise, and injury, to investigate pathophysiological processes.


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