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Resilience In the Face of Later Life Challenges - Ep. 461

Carol Ryff, Professor, Department of Psychology, UW-Madison.

Carol Ryff explains the concept of resilience in aging and how we can work to achieve this as the years pass through prevention as well as recovery.

Neanderthals Are Us - Ep. 460

John Hawks, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UW-Madison.

John Hawks explores the existence and disappearance of the Neanderthal during the course of human evolution. He also explains the anatomical difference between Neanderthals and Homo sapiens.

How to Increase our Healthy Cognitive Lifespan - Ep. 456

Craig Atwood, PhD, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Medicine - Geriatrics; UW-Madison.

Craig Atwood discusses age-related dementia, including its stages, symptoms and causes. He also goes on to describe ways researchers are now trying to help halt this and other types of cognitive decline.

A Decade of Lameness Research in Dairy Cows at the UW-SVM...

Nigel Cook, Associate Professor, School of Veterinary Medicine, UW-Madison.

Nigel Cook discusses the issue of lameness on dairy farms, a disease he says must remain under control in order to maintain the success of one of Wisconsin's largest industries. He also looks at ways to prevent and treat this problem.

Health Care Access: Community Needs and Approaches that...

Barbara Snell, CEO of University Community Health Centers, Vanderbilt University.

Barbara Snell offers insight into how the two different communities of Madison and Nashville adopted new and innovative ways to address health care access within the last 10 years.

Show Sold Separately - Ep. 446

Jonathan Gray, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Arts, UW-Madison.

Jonathan Gray discusses the ancillary aspects of film, such as trailers and promotion, that have developed over time and how they can affect perception of the movie itself.

Late-in-Life Mood Disorders - Ep. 445

Suzanna Waters-Castillo, PhD Department of Professional Development, UW-Madison.

Suzanna Waters-Castillo shares up-to-date findings on understanding late-in-life mood disorders, focusing specifically on depression and anxiety.

Building Civil Society Through the Non-Profit Sector -...

Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.), The Ford Foundation.

Barry Gaberman looks at the concept of philanthropy in the context of civil society, focusing first on individual philanthropy. He goes on to discuss organized philanthropy as well as corporate philanthropy.

Sustainable Thinking in an Age of Energy Challenges - Ep....

Mike Dalecki, PhD, Dept. of Sociology, UW-Platteville.

Mike Dalecki offers new ways to look at our usage of energy, focusing on the lenses of sociology, economics and history.

Understanding Public Attitudes Toward Controversial...

Dominique Brossard, Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison.

Dominique Brossard asserts that the lack of support for science and scientific innovations can be traced to attitudes toward technology, lack of knowledge on the part of the lay person, the institutions and people providing information and media coverage.

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