Politics/Law

An Eco-Entrepreneur's Story Midstream - Ep. 289

Sonya Newenhouse, President, Madison Environmental Group, Inc.

Dr. Sonya Newenhouse, founder and president of Madison Environmental Group as well as the car-sharing organization called Community Car, discusses her personal life, her career path, and her connection between entrepreneurialism and the green movement.

Dynamics of the Israeli / Palestinian Conflict - Ep. 280

Nadav Shelef, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison.

Nadav Shelef explores the intricate relationship between Israel and Palestine. Shelef discusses the interaction between domestic Israeli politics, domestic Palestinian politics and the conflict between the two societies.

Public Perceptions of Nanotechnology - Ep. 279

Dietram Scheufele, a professor in Life Sciences Communication and co-leader for the Public Opinion Values and Research Team at the Center for Nanotech and Sociology at UW-Madison, discusses why we are still talking about science and the public, the role of media, and why it is difficult to have informed debates about emerging technologies.

Thailand - Ep. 270

Thongchai Winichakul, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

Native of Bangkok, Thailand, Professor Thongchai Winichakul explores the historical background of the city, the ethnic and religious conflicts there, and the crisis of democratization.

Abraham Lincoln and the Second Founding of the American...

Stephen Kantrowitz, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

Americans are still passionately arguing about the life, career, and legacy of our sixteenth president, who played a role in reformulating many of the most basic aspects of American life. Arguments about Lincoln are really arguments about the nation as it was remade by Confederate defeat, slave emancipation, and Reconstruction.

In Search of Stability: The Politics and Economics of the...

Mark Copelovitch, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, UW-Madison

Professor Mark Copelovitch discusses the causes of the global economic crisis, taking a look at what has happened so far. He speaks of the effects on the financial system and economy. He covers the politics of financial stability, the history of policy responses, and the possibility of future repercussions.

Politics and Challenges of Immigration Reform - Ep. 255

Ben Marquez, Professor, Department of Anesthesiology, UW-Madison

Professor Ben Marquez talks about immigration policy dilemmas from the perspective of our southern neighbors, Mexico and South America. Ben displays facts and statistics about our current situation, outlines policy alternatives, and predicts what is likely to be seen in the future with Obama.

The Changing Nature of Employment and Work - Ep. 243

Steve Pogorzelski, Former President of Monster North America

Steve Pogorzelski gives insight to labor markets in relation to work and unemployment. He discusses the current state and future projections for the labor market in relation to changing demographics as well as other factors.

Media Ethics Beyond Borders? Journalism Ethics in the...

Stephen Ward, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, UW-Madison

Stephen Ward gives a talk about journalism ethics. He talks about himself, his occupation, and the bigger picture.

Future of US-European Relations in the Shadow of the Iraq...

Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison

With an impressive background in history, Professor Jeremi Suri analyses the likely relationship between the United States and Europe in the aftermath of the Iraq War.

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