Politics/Law

Russia Update: Issues and Challenges - Ep. 357

Ted Gerber Professor, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

Professor Ted Gerber speaks about the Russia's main challenges in relation to the United States. He goes into detail about a few of these challenges and takes questions at the end.

America During the Great Depression - Ep. 353

James Lorence, Professor & Author
David Taylor, Author
Herbert Lewis, Professor

Join the panel discussion of James Lorence's " The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals and Labor in Georgia, 1929-41" and David Taylor's "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America". Two Oneida writers, Oscar Archiquette and Ida Blackhawk, also participate in the panel.

The Enduring Relevance of the Wisconsin School - Ep. 351

Andrew Bacevich Professor
Paul Buhle PhD, Author
Alfred McCoy Professor & Author

Dr. Andrew Bacevich, professor at Boston University, discusses his publications on political and social issues. Dr. Paul Buhle is the co-author of William Appleman Williams biography. They discuss the life of Williams as well as their own publications.

Cold War Human Radiation Experiments and the Media - Ep. 325

Susan Lederer Professor, Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison

Professor Susan Lederer talks about her research with Cold War radiation and human radiation experiments. She is trained as a historian of science and medicine. She studies the use of animal and human subjects in experiments and was involved in the 20th century American opposition to using animals in experimentation.

What's Next for Science Communication? - Ep. 322

Matthew Nisbet Professor of Communications, American University

Professor Matthew Nisbet discusses the recent changes in the scientific community, government agencies, and both environmental and political advocates that has created new ways to think about scientific communication.

Investigative Journalism - Ep. 319

Deborah Blum Professor, Department of Journalism, UW-Madison

As part of her work as a investigative journalist, Professor Deborah Blum wrote a series of articles examining professional, ethical, and emotional conflicts between scientists who use animals in their research as well as animal rights activities who oppose the research.

Bioethics - Ep. 318

Alta Charo Professor of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Alta Charo talks about the controversy behind many scientific research projects in relation to being an ethical yet successful scientist.

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.

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