Chocolate and Compound Coatings - Ep. 382

Rich Hartel Professor of Food Science, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, UW-Madison.
Learn through your taste buds about the delectable world of chocolate and compound coatings with professor of food science Rich Hartel.

Biomedicine and Mary Shelley's Monster -Ep. 377

Susan Lederer Professor, Department of Medical History and Bioethics, UW-Madison. Lederer examines how the myth and metaphor of "Frankenstein" articulate the human dilemma of modern science. She offers a historical overview of scientific research from Shelley's day, when the smallpox vaccination revolutionized immunology, to today's cutting-edge scientific developments.

Asthma Research - Ep. 364

David Van Sickle, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Populatoin Health Sciences, UW-Madison

David Van Sickle shares years of research on asthma, focusing on the development of a new device that would attach to an inhaler and track where and when the inhaler has been used.

People of the Sturgeon - Ep. 363

Kathleen Kline Science Writer, University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute. "People of the Sturgeon" is a history of the cultures surrounding lake sturgeon in Wisconsin's Lake Winnebago region. While other populations of sturgeon were almost wiped out, Winnebago sturgeon have survived and flourished through a community-wide effort of people who are now joined together as People of the Sturgeon....

Music, Artistry and the Brain - Ep. 355

Russell Gardner Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UW-Madison

Professor Russell Gardner talks about how we have a primal instinct to share our thoughts and experiences through communication forms of music, written language, and the arts.

Science & Decision Making - Ep. 348

Jonah Lehrer, Author & Contributing Editor, "Wired"

Jonah Lehrer writes on the topics of psychology, neuroscience and the relationship between science and the humanities. The author of "How We Decide" and "Proust was a Neuroscientist," he appears at the 2009 Wisconsin Book Festival with a presentation titled "From Marshmallows to Metacognition: What Can Science Teach Us About Decision-Making?"

The Reopening of Washburn Observatory - Ep. 338

Jim Lattis Director, UW Space Place

Jim Lattis discusses the history of the Washburn Observatory and the renovations themselves.

Three Short Stories about Stem Cells - Ep. 336

Dr. Kurt Saupe Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, UW-Madison

Dr. Kurt Saupe discusses stem cells in three different stories that lead into his interest in using interventions such as aging, diet, exercise, and injury, to investigate pathophysiological processes.

Fire, Fossils and Female Curators--The 160 Year History...

Brooke Norsted, Assistant Director, Geology Museum, UW Madison.

Brooke Norsted chronicles the history of the UW Geology Museum. The museum has survived a fire and the theft of boxes of specimens since its inception in 1848.

Cardiac Stem Cells - Ep. 334

Gary Lyons Professor - School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison

Professor Gary Lyons explains what stem cells are and raises awareness of the multiple types of stem cells that exist. His research is on mouse stem cells. He tells of clinical trials being done across the countryas well as here in Madison using stem cells and progenitor cells to treat cardiovascular diseases.


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