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Mobile Devices for Research and Learning - Ep. 529

John Martin and David Gagnon from the Department of Information Technology at UW-Madison discussexamples and stories of new media technology, apps, and mobile devices, and how they are being applied to educational design and educational research.

How Drifting Continents Jumped from Fringe to Core - Ep. 528

Jim Blair, PhD., Professor Emeritus, Milton College.

Dr. Jim Blair discusses the structure of
scientific revolutions; how new ideas become adopted by the scientific community.
Find out how the idea of drifting continents was transformed from a fringe concept, to become the central core of modern geology.

Testing Chromosomes to Detect Diseases in Children - Ep. 526

Jennifer Laffin, Co-director of the Clinical
Genetics Laboratories at the
State Laboratory of Hygiene.

Jennifer Laffin discusses her work with cytogenetics and molecular genetics to detect diseases in children. She talks about the types of testing she does and what the specimens reveal.

The Aldo Leopold Legacy Center - Ep. 519

Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.

Buddy Huffaker talks with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland about the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, a net zero energy use building. Huffaker discusses the use of solar panels, solar hot water heaters and wood as the choices for making the Center a zero energy use facility.

How the Brain Makes Up the Mind - Ep. 518

Michael Koenigs, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.

Join Michael Koenigs as he discusses how the brain makes up the mind and how the brain contributes to decision making.

Promoting Green Power Among Diverse Populations - Ep. 517

Annette Miller, Community Services
Manager, Madison Gas and Electric.

Annette Miller discusses how to promote green power and sustainability in diverse populations around Wisconsin.

The Progress of Genetics From the 1930s to Today - Ep. 514

James Crow, Ph.D

James Crow relates his knowledge of quantitative genetics as he shares the history of genetics through the years.

Innovations for Screening Newborns - Ep. 515

Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker, Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene

Charles Brokropp and Mei Baker introduce their work with SCID,
the severe combined immune-deficiency
disease of newborn children and how to test for it in newborns.

Discoveries from the National Science Foundation - Ep. 511

Tom Zinnen, UW Cooperative Extension

Tom Zinnen reports back from a 21 month sojourn at the National Science Foundation and his work as a speechwriter.

Ants, Agriculture and Antibiotics - Ep. 507

Cameron Currie, Associate Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Cameron Currie discusses symbiosis and how symbiotic associations shape all levels of biological organization.

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