UW-Madison

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.

Fire, Fossils and Female Curators--The 160 Year History...

Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director, Geology Museum, UW Madison.

Brooke Norsted chronicles the history of the UW Geology Museum. The museum has survived a fire and the theft of boxes of specimens since its inception in 1848.

Cardiac Stem Cells - Ep. 334

Gary Lyons Professor - School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison

Professor Gary Lyons explains what stem cells are and raises awareness of the multiple types of stem cells that exist. His research is on mouse stem cells. He tells of clinical trials being done across the countryas well as here in Madison using stem cells and progenitor cells to treat cardiovascular diseases.

Glycomacropeptide Improves the PKU Diet - Ep. 332

Denise Ney Professor - Department of Nutritional Sciences, UW-Madison

Professor Denise Ney works at the Biochemical Genetics Clinic at the Waisman Center doing a project about the nutritional management of the disease Phenylketonuria, PKU. Her research shows that glycomacropeptide improves the diet required for PKU.

What do theoretical physicists do? - Ep. 330

Susan Coppersmith Professor - Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Professor Susan Coppersmith discusses the complexity of theoretical condensed matter physics and explains the importance behind the subject. She talks about her research which looks at a variety of complex systems as well as her many roles in the Department of Physics at UW Madison.

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