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Reflections on the Situation in Iran - Ep. 381

David Morgan Professor of History, Middle East Studies and Religious Studies, UW-Madison.

David Morgan discusses the political leadership of Iran from the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini to the present.

Arts Journalism 2.0 - Ep. 380

Douglas McLennan, Director of the National Arts Journalism project

Not long ago, public discussion, debate, and criticism of the arts were the domain of mass media, created and curated by professional journalists and critics. McLennan discusses ways artists, arts organizations, and arts professionals will need to adapt along with the shifting channels and credentials of this public discussion.

Biomedicine and Mary Shelley's Monster -Ep. 377

Susan Lederer Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison. Lederer examines how the myth and metaphor of "Frankenstein" articulate the human dilemma of modern science. She offers a historical overview of scientific research from Shelley's day, when the smallpox vaccination revolutionized immunology, to today's cutting-edge scientific developments.

Digital Media and the Future of Schooling: A Look at the...

Erica Halverson, Assistant Professor of Learning Sciences, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis, UW-Madison

Digital media, such as video games, social networking, and virtual performance spaces, is transforming how we teach and learn. Learn how evolving digital media environments will result in powerfully different learning environments.

Arts Inc.: Greed, Neglect, and our Cultural Rights - Ep. 373

Bill Ivey Director, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbuilt. Former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bill Ivey has been exploring the nexus of art and public policy for decades. He shares his vision for a federal, state and local public arts policy that reaches wider and digs deeper than the system now.

The AidMatrix Foundation - Ep. 370

Mike Siefert, AidMatrix business development director The Aidmatrix Foundation was designated by FEMA to develop and deploy an innovative one-stop shop web-based system for donations management. This scalable, coordinated approach connects private sector, government and leading nonprofit entities during emergencies. Former Wis. governor Scott Macallum joined AidMatrix as President and CEO in...

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.

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