Politics/Law

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.

Islam and America: Citizenship and Democracy - Ep. 656

Charles Cohen, UW-Madison professor of history and religious studies and director of the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions; Louise Cainkar, associate professor in the Department of Social and Cultural Sciences, Marquette University, and author of Homeland Insecurity: The Arab American Experience after 9/11; and Asifa Quraishi, assistant professor of law at UW-Madison.

Freedom Riders - Ep. 578

William Jones, moderator, Dept. of History, UW Madison, Mark Samels, Executive Producer, American Experience, PBS, Christopher Hexter, UW Madison Alum, Freedom Summer participant, Vel Phillips, Former Milwaukee Alder.

Join a panel discussion on segregation with William Jones, Freedom Riders Executive Producer Mark Samels, Freedom Summer participant Christopher Hexter and activist Vel Phillips.

The Role of Community Foundations in Building Civil...

Kathleen Woit, President, Madison Community Foundation.

Kathleen Woit discusses the changes to the concept of philanthropy, explaining how it has moved from just fund raising to a concept based more in community foundations.

Building Civil Society Through the Non-Profit Sector -...

Barry Gaberman, Senior Vice President (ret.), The Ford Foundation.

Barry Gaberman looks at the concept of philanthropy in the context of civil society, focusing first on individual philanthropy. He goes on to discuss organized philanthropy as well as corporate philanthropy.

Understanding Public Attitudes Toward Controversial...

Dominique Brossard, Associate Professor, Department of Life Sciences Communication, UW-Madison.

Dominique Brossard asserts that the lack of support for science and scientific innovations can be traced to attitudes toward technology, lack of knowledge on the part of the lay person, the institutions and people providing information and media coverage.

Darwinism & Intelligent Design - Ep. 242

Elliott Sober, Professor, Department of Philosophy, UW-Madison

Elliott Sober dives into the political controversy of the evolution vs. creationism by explaining a little bit of philosophy as well as history of each perspective.

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