Politics/Law

Politics/Law

Inequality of Opportunity in an Unequal Country

Tim Smeeding, Professor at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at UW-Madison, talks about social mobility, focusing on the advantages provided by the family you’re born into. Smeeding discusses whether less advantaged families have the same opportunities to move up and explores ways to address the inequality.

Peer Influences on Crime and Deviance

Cesar Rebellon, Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, discusses juvenile crime in the United States. Rebellon discusses whether the differential association and social learning theories are accurate when determining if peer pressure affects the way people act.

Estate Planning

Susan Sharp Miley, Attorney at Law in Hayward, WI, discusses how to protect your assets through estate planning. Miley provides information about wills, living trusts, transferring title of your assets and probate court.

Funeral Planning

Patrick Taylor, Owner of the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, discusses the services provided by funeral homes and explains funeral planning options.

Black Ghettos in New York and Chicago, 1880-1940

Miao David Chunyu, Assistant Professor in Sociology and Social Work at UW-Stevens Point, shares his research regarding the level of segregation in New York City and Chicago between the years 1880 and 1940. Chunyu’s research shows that features which led to the black ghettos were present before the Great Migration from the south to the northern cities.

Adventures of an International Peace Broker

Joseph Elder, Professor in the Department of Sociology at UW-Madison, joins University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland to share stories of his work to promote peace between India and Pakistan in the 1960s.

Hmong Refugee Resettlement

Fred Prehn, DDS, former Wausau School Board member, discusses providing resources and education to Hmong refugees who migrated from South Asia to Wausau in the 1980s.

Should We Be Moral Relativists?

Paul Boghossian, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at New York University, explores the differences between moral absolutism, moral relativism and nihilism within cultural and societal parameters.

Ethics, Society, and Advances in Brain Science

Judy Illes, Professor of Neurology at The University of British Columbia, explores the impact that advances in the treatment of the nervous system disorders has on society today and into the future. Illes focuses on consciousness disorders, spinal cord injuries and neuro-degenerative diseases.

The Walleye War and Its Aftermath

Larry Nesper, Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, details the conflicts between the state of Wisconsin and the Ojibwe bands of northern Wisconsin in the 1980s and 1990s concerning the Native Americans' right to spearfish. Nesper discusses how the relationship between the state and the tribes have transformed in subsequent years.

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