Politics/Law

Reflections on the Situation in Iran - Ep. 381

David Morgan Professor of History, Middle East Studies and Religious Studies, UW-Madison.

David Morgan discusses the political leadership of Iran from the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini to the present.

Arts Journalism 2.0 - Ep. 380

Douglas McLennan, Director of the National Arts Journalism project

Not long ago, public discussion, debate, and criticism of the arts were the domain of mass media, created and curated by professional journalists and critics. McLennan discusses ways artists, arts organizations, and arts professionals will need to adapt along with the shifting channels and credentials of this public discussion.

Government Programs and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 379

Richard Leinenkugel Secretary of the WI Department of Commerce.
Richard Leinenkugel explains the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce and talks about the goal to foster an entrepreneurial climate in the state.

Arts Inc.: Greed, Neglect, and our Cultural Rights - Ep. 373

Bill Ivey Director, The Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbuilt. Former chair of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bill Ivey has been exploring the nexus of art and public policy for decades. He shares his vision for a federal, state and local public arts policy that reaches wider and digs deeper than the system now.

New Routes to Community Health - Ep. 369

Brenda Gonzalez Deputy Director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. New Routes to Community Health is a new approach for improving the health of immigrants through immigrant-created media. The program is grounded in the belief that everyone in society benefits when immigrants get help to live healthy, productive lives.

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.

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