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Mazomanie Outreach Outpost - Ep. 327

Catherine Woodward Research Associate, Center for Biology Education, UW-Madison

Catherine Woodward introduces a new UW-based science outreach project called the Mazomanie Science Outreach Outpost, MOO. She tells what MOO is, what kind of work is being done, what their goals are, and how one could get involved with their project.

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.

Personal Identity on the Internet - Facebook - Ep. 324

Cabell Gathman PhD Student, Department of Sociology, UW-Madison

PhD student in the sociology department Cabell Gathman tells about her research and interest area in how people present themselves on the internet as opposed to how they present themselves in face-to-face interactions.

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.

Communicating Controversial Science - Ep. 320

Steve Ackerman Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UW-Madison

Professor Steve Ackerman discusses his personal strategies for effective communication in relation to being the weather man on the radio.

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.

Climate Change and Wisconsin Forest Ecosystems - Ep. 315

Sara Hotchkiss, Assistant Professor, Department of Botany, UW-Madison
David Mladenoff, Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison

Continuing the lecture series on climate changes, Sara Hotchkiss and David Mladenoff talk about how these changes are effecting the forest ecosystems of northern Wisconsin.

Science Behind Wisconsin Foods - Ep. 314

Cathy Vrentas Interim Biotechnology Outreach Specialist, UW-Madison Biotechnology Center and UW-Cooperative Extension

Cathy Vrentas set up a cheese tasting in order to explain the science behind cheese as well as beer.

Wisconsin Wildlife and Climate Change - Ep. 312

Karl Martin, Section Chief, Wildlife and Forestry Research, Wisconsin DNR Michael Meyer, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR

Karl Martin and Michael Meyer speak about how Wisconsin's wildlife have responded to the climate changes over the second half of the century. They also give projections on what to expect over the next hundred years in relation to climate changes and the wildlife responses.

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