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Religion, Education and the International Political Economy

Amy Stambach, Educational Policy Studies, UW Madison, discusses the role of American Evangelical missions in Africa. The first decade of the 21st century marks a high point in missionary involvement in international development work.

The Euro Crisis: Greece, Ireland, and the Future of the...

Mark Copelovitch, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison, explores the sustainability of a single currency in Europe. He discusses what keeping the eurozone together might entail and whether it is economically and politically sustainable.

Modern Dairy Farming In China - Ep. 592

Pamela Ruegg, a professor in the Department of Dairy Science at UW-Madison, discusses the dairy farm structure, the melamine issue, milk quality and safety, animal welfare and the challenges facing the Chinese dairy industry.

Japan's Nuclear Disaster: An Update - Ep. 586

Michael Corridini, a professor in the Department of Engineering Physics at UW-Madison, gives an update of the situation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear reactor in Japan, and discusses the future of nuclear power in the United States. Corridini emphasizes the areas of reactor operation, reactor safety, reprocessing, and recycle and risk assessment.

Sweatshops or Fair Trade - Ep. 546

Dennis Dresang, professor emeritus at LaFollette School of Public Affairs, UW-Madison, discusses the process the university went through in deciding which company will produce sports and fan apparel. One aspect they take into consideration is the working conditions of the manufacturing facilities where the clothing and sportswear are made.

A Nuclear Iran - Ep. 500

Andrew Kydd, Associate Professor of
Political Science, UW Madison

Andrew Kydd gives an update on the status of Iranian nuclear programs, their civil and potential military applications and the state of international negotiations over the question of a nuclear Iran.

Global Environmental Sustainability: What Can I do To...

Majid Sarmadi, PhD, School of Human Ecology, UW Madison

Majid Sarmadi discusses issues of sustainability and how we can make changes that will improve the global environment.

AIDS in Africa and Global Health - Ep. 405

Claire Wendlan, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UW-Madison

Claire Wendlan explains the current situation with HIV in southern Africa through her own research as well as the research of others. She works on medical education with doctors, nurses, and midwives in Africa as well as studies the epidemic of maternal death in Malawi.

Climate Change and Health - Ep. 390

Jonathan Patz, Professor & Director of Global Environmental Health, UW-Madison

Professor Jonathan Patz speaks about his research regarding the health effect of global environmental changes.

Reflections on the Situation in Iran - Ep. 381

David Morgan Professor of History, Middle East Studies and Religious Studies, UW-Madison.

David Morgan discusses the political leadership of Iran from the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini to the present.

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