10 episodes

Hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach invite distinguished faculty guests from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss topics in music, art, writing, theater, science, education, and history.

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Hosts Norman Gilliland and Emily Auerbach invite distinguished faculty guests from the University of Wisconsin-Madison to discuss topics in music, art, writing, theater, science, education, and history.

    The Famous Trial of Joan Little

    The Famous Trial of Joan Little

    Accused of fatally stabbing her jailer with an ice pick, Joan Little became the first woman acquitted of murder because of her right to self-defense against sexual assault.

    Chinese Literature of the Supernatural

    Chinese Literature of the Supernatural

    Centuries of Chinese tradition have brought about tales of strange creatures and glimpses into the afterlife.

    Grammar Is Not Your Enemy!

    Grammar Is Not Your Enemy!

    Why do so many people hate grammar? Find out which grammar "rules" are prescriptive gobbledygook with the Chair of the UW English Department

    Coexisting with Wild Animals

    Coexisting with Wild Animals

    Mountain lions, tigers, and bears--Wisconsin has them all in a shrinking habitat. Adrian Treves will provide some insights into which animals are thriving near humans and how best to interact with them.

    Beyond the Reading Wars to the Science of Reading

    Beyond the Reading Wars to the Science of Reading

    In this rebroadcast, we ask, Why are so many American children failing to learn to read, and what can be done about it?

    The Presidential Nomination Process

    The Presidential Nomination Process

    The process for nominating US presidential candidates has changed over the years—often in ways that are complicated, confusing, and not necessarily democratic. Nominations have become a shifting landscape of delegates, superdelegates, back-room party bosses, and late-night compromises that try to unite competing party factions. As the 2024 presidential election approaches, how will the nomination processes work and how will they be different from those in previous elections? Political scientist Barry Burden looks at the way presidential candidates are nominated.

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28 Ratings

28 Ratings

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A model of intelligent conversation

It's a very rare thing to find a program of such intelligence in any medium these days. These interviews are for mature, educated adults with a broad range of interests. Beware: you might be forced to think in order to keep up with the hosts and their guests! Wondrous.

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