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Healthy Minds

Robin Goldman, Assistant Scientist at the Center for Investigating Health Minds at the Waisman Center, joins UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri to focus on factors which lead to emotional well-being.

The World's Second-Most Popular Drug

Kevin Strang, Faculty Associate in the Department of Neuroscience at the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, joins UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri to discuss alcohol consumption. Strang focuses on why people drink, how neurological systems are effected by alcohol and looks at historical and cultural aspects of drinking.

Perennial Weed Management and Burndown

Mark Renz, Associate Professor in the Department of Agronomy at UW-Madison, introduces simple ways to improve the control of weeds using a burndown herbicide treatment. Burndown treatments help to prevent competition between weeds and crops as they are emerge and get established in the spring.

Herbicide-Resistant Weeds, Crop Rotation and Alfalfa

Jared Goplen, Research Assistant in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota, explores options to control weeds that no longer respond to herbicides. Goplen reports on the results of a weed degradation study based on a cycle of planting corn, soybean, wheat and alfalfa in varying combinations over a three year period.

The Man Who Wasn't There

Anil Ananthaswamy, Author of "The Man Who Wasn't There," discusses the human sense of self from the neuroscience and neuropsychological perspectives. Ananthaswamy focuses on cultural traditions and cultural philosophies to determine “who am I?”

Digital Disconnect: The Internet and Democracy

Robert McChesney, Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois, examines the emergence of the internet and explores the implications of the digital revolution on democratic politics and capitalism.

Why Explore the Ocean Floor?

Theresa Paulson, Science Teacher at Ashland High School, describes her experiences on the research ship the Okeanos Explorer as the 2015 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Teacher at Sea. Paulson’s expedition including mapping the Puerto Rico Trench.

How to Attract Wildlife in Your Woods

Bill Klase, Natural Resources Educator at UW-Extension, identifies four requirements necessary for creating an animal friendly woodland. Klase focuses on space, water, food and shelter and explains how to manage your woods to maximize the potential for attracting wildlife.

Sustainability and Environmental Citizenship

Paul Robbins, Director of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at UW-Madison, defines sustainability as achieving the needs of the present without compromising the needs of the future and discusses ways to reach sustainability. Robbins lectures in UW Chemistry Professor Bassam Shakhashiri's Chemistry and Society class.

Dairy Cattle Dehorning Practices

Zen Miller, the Dairy Livestock Agent for UW-Extension in Outagamie County, and Bethany Marcks, a student at UW-River Falls, discuss the results of their work to inform farmers of the choices for ridding calves of their the horns. This process is known as dehorning or disbudding.

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