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The Truth about Drug Companies - Ep. 109

Marcia Angell, MD, Harvard Medical School

Marcia Angell dissects the pharmaceutical industry by discussing the money being made, where it is going, and how the industry behaves in relation to the medical profession. In addition, she explains how the industry is handling the dramatically rising cost of prescription drugs.

The Science of Halloween Candy - Ep. 103

Rich Hartel, Professor, Department of Food Science, UW - Madison

Rich Hartel gives an interactive lecture about candy, how it's made, and the science behind it all

How Computer Games Help Children Learn - Ep. 102

David Williamson Shaffer, Associate Professor, Departments of Educational Psychology and Curriculum and Instruction, UW - Madison

David explains how he believes children can learn important and necessary life skills through playing computer games

Tales from the Other Biotech Frontier - Ep. 105

R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison

Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.

Studying Tropical Cyclones with Satellites - Ep. 101

Howard Berger, Associate Researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Howard Berger discusses the use of satellites to study tropical storms, his team's research on hurricanes, and lastly the issue of global climate changes in relation to tropical cyclones.

Physics of Water - Ep. 360

Clint Sprott, Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Professor Clint Sprott plays around with water by conducting several different experiments to demonstrate the properties of water and explains the principles of physics behind what is happening.

Satellites Over Wisconsin – Ep. 714

Steve Ackerman, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses the historical significance of UW-Madison in satellite meteorology, explores how we use satellites today and looks at what is coming in the future.

Introduction to the Waisman Center – Ep. 673

Marsha Mailick Seltzer, the director of the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, provides an overview of the center; sharing the history behind its name and its connection to the Kennedy family. The Waisman Center works to discover the causes of developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases, determines the consequences associated with the conditions, and seeks cures and treatments.

How to Succeed in College and Life – Ep. 649

Dave Anderson, founder of Famous Dave’s Restaurants, shares his secrets for success using his life’s story to share valuable insight and life lessons. Passion and enthusiasm are the keys to a successful life and career.

Viruses in Groundwater

Kenneth Bradbury, program leader in Hydrogeology at the Wisconsin Geological & National History Survey, plumbs the depths of our groundwater to detect and track viruses that can contaminate our drinking water.

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