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PNM nerds Kevin Lauterjung, Kelly Schwartz, Ary Clarke, Matt Blackburn spin some news tracks and ask each other about ancient drugs, synthetic life, research misconduct, and other quarky things.
Madison, the fourth week of May 1966. The anti-draft sit-in, part 2 For the second Saturday in a row, about two thousand young men take a three-hour test at the UW Fieldhouse that could determine their lives and deaths. Those who do well enough on the test from the Selective Service System, or have a […]
Saxophonist and composer Jonah Parzen-Johnson’s solo work combines baritone sax and electronic instrumentation, and that opens up a whole lot of new dimensions when he performs live. Parzen-Johnson documents that process in a forthcoming live album recorded in Helsinki last year, titled Helsinki 8.12.18. It covers new material he’s been working on since he released […]
Rachal Duggan moved from Chicago to Madison in early 2017, and since then has quickly made a mark with her live-drawing offerings, a residency at the Madison Public Library’s Bubbler program, and editorial illustrations for local publications including Tone Madison, Our Lives, and Isthmus. We at Tone Madison can attest that Duggan has come to […]
Madison, third week of May 1966 –the anti-draft sit-in, part 1. As the war in Viet Nam escalates, so too does the monthly draft. When it hits 40,000 in December, 1965, Selective Service director General Lewis B. Hershey warns that “marginal” students — about 10 percent of university freshmen and sophomores — could soon […]
In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, we learn about the nature of Darwin’s theory of evolution, you know, the biological processes of natural selection to improve a species survival. But our guest, David Sloan Wilson, expands that theory more broadly to everything associated with the words “human,” “culture,” and “policy,” to what he […]