Allen Sack, Professor, Sports Management, University of New Haven, Author.
Allen Sack joins "Conversations from Penn State" host Patty Satalia to discuss his contention that amateurism in college sports is a myth. Sack talks about what has gone wrong with intercollegiate athletics and what can be done about it.
Jeremi Suri, Professor, Department of History, UW-Madison.
Jeremi Suri delves into the history of nuclear weapons and politics, explaining how it all happened and its lasting affect on American policy and diplomacy. He also explores how this has affected domestic thought.
Carole MacNeil, Consultant, MacNeil Associates, Denver Colorado.
Carole MacNeil shares some of the knowledge she's developed through her work in youth civic engagement and
its role in building a civil society.
Maria Ogrydziak, Chair, Board of Directors, U.S.-Baltic Foundation.
Maria Ogrydziak explains the importance of Estonia's independence from Russia since 1991, also offering a brief lesson on the history of this small, Baltic republic.
Ryan Swadley, Wisconsin Historical Museum.
Ryan Swadley discusses the history of socialism and the part Victor Berger played in the socialist movement in Milwaukee in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Jeffrey Williamson, Emeritus Professor, Harvard University.
Jeffrey Williamson challenges the belief that the supply of third world labor is elastic; the US can get as many immigrants as it wants. He also claims that the United States is not a nation of immigrants.
Scott Rankin, Department of Food Science.
The consumption of raw milk has been a controversial issue since pasteurization was first discovered. Passionate devotees actively proclaim multiple health benefits from consuming raw milk. Those charged with ensuring a safe food supply display equal passion and certainty. How will the "Dairy State" navigate through the issue of raw milk consumption?
John W. Hall, the Ambrose-Hesseltine Assistant Professor in U.S. Military History at UW-Madison and a former Army strategist.
Nearly 1.9 million U.S. troops have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. 2.5 million served in Vietnam War. Considering the enormous impact the Vietnam War has had on our country, what will be the American response to our current wars?
Stephanie Whitehorse and Giri Venkataramana introduce Bhavna Sharma, Eyleen Chou, and Paul Fossum, three engineers who are working on revolutionizing housing in developing communities as well as improving the living conditions in third world countries while promoting efficient use of resources all around the world.
Tim Donohue, director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison
Tim Donohue sheds light on where we
currently get and how we use our energy and how it flows from the suppliers to the us. He also spends time on the topic of biofuels and how he sees their importance in the context of capturing and utilizing renewable energy sources.