Politics/Law

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.

Conflict of Interest: When Faculty Start Their Own...

Brian Fox, Chair UW-Madison Conflict of Interest Committee Kathy Irwin, UW Legal Counsel Nick Abbott, UW Faculty entrepreneur Jim Dahlberg,UW Faculty entrepreneur Laura Heisler, WARF Intellectual Property Manager Fox, Irwin, Abbott and Dahlberg, discuss faculties starting their own company. They give an inside look through their personal experiences in dealing with this conflict of interest....

Cannabis and Cannabinoids in the 21st Century: Medical...

David Bearman, MD, Santa Barbara, California

Learn about medical marijuana from David Bearman of Santa Barbara, California, as he discusses the plant's medicinal use, the conditions in where a prescription can be useful, and different research studies that have evaluated the effects of medical marijuana.

The Truth about Drug Companies - Ep. 109

Marcia Angell, MD, Harvard Medical School

Marcia Angell dissects the pharmaceutical industry by discussing the money being made, where it is going, and how the industry behaves in relation to the medical profession. In addition, she explains how the industry is handling the dramatically rising cost of prescription drugs.

Tales from the Other Biotech Frontier - Ep. 105

R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison

Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.

Making Art, Making War

John DeMain, music director of the Madison Symphony Orchestra and Wisconsin Academy Fellow; Jane Simon, curator at the Contemporary Art Museum at the University of South Florida; and Valerie Laken, assistant professor of English at UW-Milwaukee and author of "Separate Kingdoms: Stories" consider how the arts can provide new ways of understanding tragedy.

A Conversation with William Shernoff – Ep. 772

William Shernoff, the senior and managing partner of Shernoff Bidart Echeverria Bentley LLP, discusses his career with Margaret Raymond, the dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School. Shernoff, a 1962 graduate from the Law School, is widely recognized as the pioneer of bad-faith insurance law after a 1974 landmark win on behalf of an injured roofer in California.

After the Russian Presidential Elections - Ep. 703

Yoshiko Herrera, an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at UW-Madison, explains the reactions following the recent presidential election in Russia; why there was both support and protest.

Legal Implications of Starting a Business – Ep.701

Troy Vosseller, a clinical instructor at the UW-Law School, discusses the mission of the UW Law & Entrepreneurship Clinic. Their goal is to provide assistance for first time entrepreneurs, people that don't really know how to navigate the process, navigate the waters.

Getting "Civilized" About Deficit Reduction – Ep. 658

Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist of The Concord Coalition in Washington DC, discusses realistic, bipartisan approaches to tackling the nation's debt and deficit.

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