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What's Driving My Car? 2050 Biofuels and Other...

Tim Donohue, director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Tim Donohue sheds light on where we
currently get and how we use our energy and how it flows from the suppliers to the us. He also spends time on the topic of biofuels and how he sees their importance in the context of capturing and utilizing renewable energy sources.

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.

Wisconsin 2050: Lessons from the Great Depression - Ep. 479

Liaquat Ahamed, author

Liaquat Ahamed explains the country's current economic state and how we can look to historical events like the Great Depression for lessons. He also provides his insights into the future of the United States' economy.

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.

Opportunities and Challenges of Commercializing Stem Cell...

Michael West, Chief Executive Officer of BioTime Inc., discusses the commercialization of human stem cell technology, what has happened in the past and his hopes for the future. The history of stem cell research is introduced by Mark Bugher and Tommy Thompson.

The Voter and the 2008 Presidential Election Campaign -...

Barry Burden, Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Dr. Barry Burden comments on the idea of "getting to purple", which searches for ways to overcome the red/blue dichotomy of our nation's politics.

Wisconsin as America's Laboratory of Democracy - Ep. 210

James Conant, a professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University, delves into the history of politics in Wisconsin. Conant discusses the rise of the progressive movement and talks about the issues that were excluded from the state constitution.

Best Prospects for Progress in Bridging Political Divides...

David Broder, a political correspondent from The Washington Post, discusses the U.S. election process including what it means to establish a government. Broder explores some of the past campaigns and focuses on the McCain versus Obama election.

The Gift of Life - Ep. 155

Hans Sollinger, MD, PhD, Chairman, Division of Transplantation, UW-Madison

Hans Sollinger discusses organ transplantation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He speaks about all the work being done at the University Hospital.

Keeping the Dream Alive - Ep. 125

Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, UW-Madison

Gloria Ladson-Billings from the University of Madison discusses topics within public education regarding to the racial achievement gap, the education debt and the inequities in public education, and talks about the issues facing today's administration.

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