Arts/Culture

How Do Infants Learn Language? - Ep. 176

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.

What's Happening to My TV? Digital Television and YOU! -...

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.

Point, Shoot and Upload - making the most of your digital...

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.

Sharing The World of Science with Wisconsin and Sharing...

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.

Envisioning Real Utopias - Ep. 137

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.

Temporary Travel Office - Ep. 143

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.

New Forms, Big Ideas - Ep. 144

J. Morgan Puett, Project Artist, Department of Art, UW-Madison

J. Morgan Puett discusses an interest in fashion, the arts, and the current project being developed.

Drawing Attention to Nanotechnology - Ep. 129

Michael Lynch, Professor, Director of Graduate Studies in Science & Technology Studies, Cornell University

Michael Lynch explores the history of nanotechnology before discussing his own work with visualization, electron microscopy, and his research project.

Adoption and the Adoption Triad - Ep. 148

Catherine Swessel, MSW, LCSW, Director of Foster Care and Adoption Services at Children's Service Society of Wisconsin

The Children's Service Society of Wisconsin is a licensed foster care and adoption agency. Catherine Swessel talks about the different kinds of adoption while focusing on domestic infant adoption, and discusses the process in which one would go through.

A Science and Religion Symposium: Neuroscience of the...

Nancey Murphy , Professor of Christian Philosophy, Fuller Theological Seminary and Richard Davidson, Vilas Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry, UW-Madison

Explore the connection between science and religion. Look at how neuroscience effects our idea of the soul with Dr. Nancey Murphy. Then analyze research of the changing states of brain functioning with Dr. Richard Davidson.

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