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.

Health and Disease in Western Uganda - Ep. 499

Tony Goldberg, Professor of Epidemiology, UW-Madison

Tony Goldberg discusses the Kibale EcoHealth Project in Western Uganda. The study looks at monkeys, people, livestock and how they are interconnected.

The Role of Satellite Data in Preventing Aircraft...

Mike Pavolonis, physical scientist, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Mike Pavolonis explains how large-scale volcanic eruptions, such as the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland, disrupt daily life and international travel. He details how his organization works to ease the blow of these natural events through tracking volcanic ash clouds to prevent travel delays.


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