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Wisconsin's Future Climate - Ep. 276

Michael Notaro, an associate scientist at the Center for Climatic Research at UW-Madison, talks about global climate change, climate models and the impact on Wisconsin. He discusses the interaction between climate change and the growing season.

Introducing Wisconsin's Initiative on Climate Change...

Dick Lathrop, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR

Richard "Dick" Lathrop outlines potential impacts of Wisconsin's changing climate and in general warming of the earth.

Introducing Wisconsin's Initiative on Climate Change...

Dan Vimont, Assistant Professor, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Dan Vimont explains what to expect from climate changes, even as small as two to six degrees. He also covers adaptations to these changes.

Thailand - Ep. 270

Thongchai Winichakul, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

Native of Bangkok, Thailand, Professor Thongchai Winichakul explores the historical background of the city, the ethnic and religious conflicts there, and the crisis of democratization.

Abraham Lincoln and the Second Founding of the American...

Stephen Kantrowitz, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

Americans are still passionately arguing about the life, career, and legacy of our sixteenth president, who played a role in reformulating many of the most basic aspects of American life. Arguments about Lincoln are really arguments about the nation as it was remade by Confederate defeat, slave emancipation, and Reconstruction.

Learning and Virtual Worlds: The Education Benefits of...

Constance Steinkuehler, Assistant Professor, Department of Curriculum & Instruction, UW-Madison

Just what are kids learning from online video games? Teachers, parents, grandparents, and gaming aficionados alike should have an interest in digital learning. Massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs) may be among the most promising new teaching methods.

Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer - Ep. 264

Michael Gould, Professor of Oncology, Department of Genetics, UW-Madison

Breast cancer genetics is the focus of Dr. Gould's laboratory. The goal of the research is to provide a better understanding of the role of modifier genes in breast cancer risk and also provide targets for anti-cancer drug development. Learn about how it's being achieved.

In Search of Stability: The Politics and Economics of the...

Mark Copelovitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor Mark Copelovitch discusses the causes of the global economic crisis, taking a look at what has happened so far. He speaks of the effects on the financial system and economy. He covers the politics of financial stability, the history of policy responses, and the possibility of future repercussions.

Growing Tissue in the Laboratory - Ep. 260

Wan-Ju Li, Assistant Professor, Orthopedics and Rehabilitation, Biomedical Engineering, UW-Madison

Dr. Wan-Ju Li explains what tissue engineering is and its relation to the cure of diseases in orthopedics. He discusses his work of engineering and growing tissue in a laboratory setting.

Frank Lloyd Wright: Translating a Uniquely American Home...

Virginia Boyd, Professor, School of Human Ecology, UW-Madison

Frank Lloyd Wright was committed to designing a house that reflected a uniquely American way of life. Professor Virginia Boyd identifies several ways he translated his abstract ideas about an appropriate American house form into actual design.

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