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Identifying Risk Factors for Childhood Asthma - Ep. 112

James E. Gern, MD, UW Shool of Medicine and Public Health

James E. Gern of the UW School of Medicine and Public Health discusses the recent epidemiology in asthma, viral infections in infancy, and how pets and microbial exposure might influence immune development in early life in the relationship of the development of allergic diseases and asthma.

Walking Forward: Addressing Cancer Health Disparities...

Daniel G. Petereit, MD, John Vururevich Cancer Care Institute, Rapid City Regional Hospital, South Dakota

Learn about the Walking Forward project from Daniel G. Petereit. The project addresses cancer disparities in the American Indians in western South Dakota. Petereit also discusses the Cancer Disparity Research Partnership project, its key elements, the five-year results and the funding.

The Science of Halloween Candy - Ep. 103

Rich Hartel, Professor, Department of Food Science, UW - Madison

Rich Hartel gives an interactive lecture about candy, how it's made, and the science behind it all

Tales from the Other Biotech Frontier - Ep. 105

R. Alta Charo, Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law & Bioethics, Law School, UW-Madison

Learn about the different rules, regulations, procedures, and controversies of stem cell research between states across the country.

Studying Tropical Cyclones with Satellites - Ep. 101

Howard Berger, Associate Researcher, Space Science and Engineering Center, UW-Madison

Howard Berger discusses the use of satellites to study tropical storms, his team's research on hurricanes, and lastly the issue of global climate changes in relation to tropical cyclones.

Nuisance Algae in Lake Michigan - Ep. 140

Harvey Bootsma, Research Scientist, Great Lakes WATER Institute, UW-Milwaukee

Harvey Bootsma talks about what makes nuisance algae grow in Lake Michigan and what we might be able to do in order to reduce the growth.

Physics of Water - Ep. 360

Clint Sprott, Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Professor Clint Sprott plays around with water by conducting several different experiments to demonstrate the properties of water and explains the principles of physics behind what is happening.

Satellites Over Wisconsin – Ep. 714

Steve Ackerman, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses the historical significance of UW-Madison in satellite meteorology, explores how we use satellites today and looks at what is coming in the future.

Deep Mulch Gardening – Ep. 685

Roger Reynolds, the owner of Infiltrating Landscapes, discusses the deep-mulch gardening style that works on clay, sandy, rocky or good soil and requires no tilling and almost no digging or weeding.

Introduction to the Waisman Center – Ep. 673

Marsha Mailick Seltzer, the director of the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, provides an overview of the center; sharing the history behind its name and its connection to the Kennedy family. The Waisman Center works to discover the causes of developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases, determines the consequences associated with the conditions, and seeks cures and treatments.

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