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Tales from the Other Biotech Frontier - Ep. 105

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.

Making Art, Making War

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.

Getting "Civilized" About Deficit Reduction – Ep. 658

Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.

Islam and America: Citizenship and Democracy - Ep. 656

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.

Halting the Progression of Neurological Diseases - Ep. 246

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.

The Power of Forgiveness - Ep. 162

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.

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