Betsy DeVos, influential lobbyist and former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, has been nominated as the next Secretary of Education. Edgewood College’s Dean of Education sees it as part of a continued attack on public education. He joins us in the studio to talk about DeVos and a Wisconsin legislator’s recent promise to scour […]
David Wolinsky of the video-games oral-history site Don’t Die joins Tone Madison’s Scott Gordon and Mark Riechers to discuss the Games Learning Society, a UW-Madison research unit that explores the intersection of gaming and education. GLS’ founders recently announced that they will be leaving UW-Madison for new posts at the University of California-Irvine. Photo illustration […]
Hypervelocity stars race across the Milky Way at speeds greater than 1,000,000 miles per hour! Listen to learn how astronomers hope to use these speedy stars to measure the distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way!
AR Scorpii is a binary star system unlike any we’ve ever seen before! Listen to learn how astronomers discovered this bizarre system with a red dwarf star that is constantly under fire from the corpse of its binary companion.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with UW-Madison professor Don Moynihan about his silly and serious pursuits on Twitter, and especially his hashtag #TantalizingTopofHumanHeads. Music on this segment by Brain Grimmer. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
8 O’Clock Buzz Jonathan Zarov visits with Nan Enstad, a professor in the history department at UW-Madison, since 2001. Their discussion focuses on the ongoing struggle to save “The Wisconsin Idea” from the Walker Administration chopping block. The response to the push-back from faculty actually reveals the Walker Administration hidden agenda, behind the cuts. Nan […]