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.
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.
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.
R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison
Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.
John DeMain, music director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Academy Fellow; Jane Simon, curator at the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida; and Valerie Laken, assistant professor of English at UW-Milwaukee and author of "Separate Kingdoms: Stories" consider how the arts can provide new ways of understanding tragedy.
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.
Charles Cohen, UW-Madison professor of history and religious studies and director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions; Louise Cainkar, associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University, and author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American Experience after 9/11; and Asifa Quraishi, assistant professor of law at UW-Madison.
Jeffrey Johnson, a professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses ongoing research into the causes of Alzheimers, Parkinsons, Huntington's and Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). Johnson talks about multiple markers that can be traced to the development or progression of the diseases.
Robert Enright, Professor, Department of Educational Psychology, UW-Madison
Founder of the International Forgiveness Institute and author, Robert Enright speaks about this scientific study of forgiveness and its effects.