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Ecology of Grasslands: Implications for Biofuels - Ep. 192

Randy Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison

Randy Jackson speaks about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) which is a new group on campus. He focuses on answering the question "can grass farming help us drive in a sustainable manner?"

IRC's, WIMR's, and Armadillos: Medical Research...

Paul DeLuca, Vice Dean, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Paul DeLuca discusses the School of Medicine and Public Health and the new Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research building.

Integrating Physics Instruction With Music - Ep. 190

Stephen Collins, Teacher, Academy of the Sacred Heart (New Orleans)

Steven Collins teaches high school physics in Louisiana. The school he works for, Lusher Charter School has a mission for integrating the arts into the children's education. Steven discusses how music can be used in his physics classroom.

Cutting Tobacco Induced Disease and Death - Ep. 187

Dr. Michael Fiore, Director, University of Wisconsin Center For Tobacco Research and Intervention

Director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention, Dr. Mike Fiore discusses tobacco use in America and ways to change our society and alleviate dependence on the drug.

The National Stem Cell Bank at UW-Madison - Ep. 168

Derek Hei, Technical Director, UW Waisman Clinical Biomanufacturing Facility and Jordana Lenon, Public Information Officer/Outreach, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center, UW-Madison, Waisman Center

Hear all about embryonic stem cells and the work being done at the National Stem Cell Bank.

Fitting Humans and Wildlife Into The Same Space - Ep. 182

David Drake, Assistant Professor, Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW-Madison.

David Drake takes a closer look at the positive and negative interactions between humans and wildlife in urban settings.

The Lessons of DNA: Preventing Conviction of the Innocent...

John Pray, Clinical Professor of Law, University of Wisconsin Law School

Professor Pray speaks of the Wisconsin Innocence Project in which DNA evidence has been used to prove inmates innocence.

Systems Biology and Systems Medicine - Ep. 184

Dr. Lee Hood, Institute for Systems Biology

Dr. Lee Hood spends a little time explaining his life and career before discussing systems of biology and medicine.

Turning Pages- From Gels to Genes - Ep. 185

Dr. Oliver Smithies, School of Medicine, UNC-Chapel Hill

Dr. Oliver Smithies talks about his career and his research with genes.

How Do Infants Learn Language? - Ep. 176

Jenny Saffran, Professor, Department of Psychology and the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Jenny Saffran speaks about how babies are able to learn language. She explains how babies are incredible learners, soaking up enormous amounts of information in several different ways. Jenny is an investigator at the Infant Learning Lab located in the Waisman Center.

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