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Governing Board Activism in the Public University - Ep. 710

Michael Bastedo, an associate professor in the School of Education at the University of Michigan and Harry Peterson President Emeritus of the Western State College of Colorado discuss governing board activism, the dynamics of trustee independence and management strategies.

What the Wisconsin Idea Should or Could Mean – Ep. 707

Michael Olneck, Professor Emeritus in Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at UW-Madison, Cory Mason, a representative (D-Racine) in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Todd Berry, president of the WI Taxpayers Alliance, Allie Gardner, chair of the Associated Students of Madison at UW-Madison and Sara Goldrick-Rab, an associate professor in Educational Policy Studies and Sociology at UW-Madison.

Wisconsin’s Driftless Region - Ep. 705

Eric Carson, an assistant professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at UW-Extension, shares his research of the Driftless Area of southwest Wisconsin--known for its unique lack of glacial deposits. The landscape of the Driftless Area owes its form to long-term erosion by stream systems that have incised into the Paleozoic bedrock.

After the Russian Presidential Elections - Ep. 703

Yoshiko Herrera, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison, explains the reactions following the recent presidential election in Russia; why there was both support and protest.

An Early Cahokian Colony in Wisconsin – Ep. 702

Danielle Benden, academic curator in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, explores the mystery behind a 1000-year-old mission site in the Village of Trempealeau, Wisconsin. Colonists, called Mississippian peoples by archaeologists, arrived from America’s first city, Cahokia, near modern day St. Louis, Missouri, 750 miles away, in dugout canoes.

Legal Implications of Starting a Business – Ep.701

Troy Vosseller, a clinical instructor at the UW-Law School, discusses the mission of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Their goal is to provide assistance for first time entrepreneurs, people that don't really know how to navigate the process, navigate the waters.

The Student Entrepreneur: Founding Sconnie Nation – Ep. 700

Troy Vosseller, founder of Sconnie Nation, discusses how he and his partner came up with the concept behind the company, and how they made the leap into starting a company while they were students at UW-Madison. Vosseller talks about partnerships they made and reflects on the future.

The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 – Ep. 698

Harold Tobin, a professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison, discusses the March 11, 2011 earthquake and trans-Pacific tsunami, the causes and history of these mega-earthquakes, and what took place beneath the waves. Tobin explores how the tsunami warning system worked and how this event triggered a reassessment of the hazard presented by such undersea faults around the world.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and the Arts – Ep. 697

Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.

Physics of the Wisconsin Idea - Ep. 718

Clint Sprott, joined by his colleagues in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, demonstrates how physics work in everyday life. The themes of the experiments are based on the Wisconsin Idea and “The Wizard of Oz.”

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