Matthew Guenette, Poet and educator
Dave Zirin, Sports writer
Readers rarely connect political affairs to the athletic field. Dave Zirin, author of "A People's History of Sports in the United States," points out some consequential links between sports and politics in America. He appears with award-winning Madison poet Matthew Guenette who reads from his collection "Sudden Anthem."
Jim Draeger, Author; Mark Speltz, Author
Co-authors of "Fill'er up" Jim Draeger and Mark Speltz present on the topic of gas stations, followed by questions from the audience and book signings.
Stephen Collins, Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)
Steven Collins teaches high school physics in Louisiana. The school he works for, Lusher Charter School has a mission for integrating the arts into the children's education. Steven discusses how music can be used in his physics classroom.
Joseph Salmons, Professor, Department of German, UW-Madison
Wisconsinites know and regularly celebrate the role of immigration in our state's history. Language is one of the most important things immigrants bring with them. UW Madison Professor Joseph Salmons talks about language as a window onto the immigrant experience, past and present.
Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.
Bruce Johnson Tina Hauser, Wisconsin Public Television
Bruce Johnson talks about the history of television and Tina Hauser discusses the gains of switching away from antenna TVs and what we need to know about this switch.
David Lee, Technology Consultant, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
David Lee explains how to make the most of digital photos, how to share them with other people, and how to use certain services on the internet for photos.
Larry Meiller, UW-Madison Emeritus Professor and Wisconsin Public Radio host
Steve Paulson, Executive Producer of "To the Best of Our Knowledge", Life Sciences Communication & WHA Radio
Larry Meiller talks about his radio show which discusses environmental issues and how-to's topics. Steve Paulson tells of being an interviewer for "To the Best of Our Knowledge", TTBOOK.
Erik Olin Wright, Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison
Professor Erik Olin Wright of the University of Wisconsin-Madison talks about his research project, "Real Utopias Project," which investigates empirical cases that have tried to make utopia real, and looks at theoretical ideas and proposals on how to achieve utopia.
Ryan Griffis, Professor, School of Art and Design, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Professor Ryan Griffis discusses the work of the Temporary Travel Office, a fictional yet operational tourism agency that specializes in tactical tourism. He explains the work of the travel office and offers some definitions for clearer understanding of this arena.