Today’s episode is a rebroadcast from May 14, 2019. Earlier that month, the United Nations released a biodiversity report warning that one million species are at risk for extinction in the coming decades, including more than 40% of amphibian species, nearly 33% of reef-forming corals, and more than a third of all marine mammals. In […]
Why did USDA commissioner Harvey Washington Wiley poison his coworkers? Believe it or not, this isn’t the start of a murder mystery but rather a story about the history of food safety in the United States. Wiley assembled this “poison squad” to test the health effects of new additives to food in the late 19th […]
As Timor-Leste, or East Timor in Southeast Asia, approaches the twentieth anniversary of its historic vote for independence, we spend the first segment of today’s show with Dr. Dan Murphy to discuss village health in East Timor and his work providing free medical care there since 1998. Dan Murphy is hosting a public talk in […]
The Truax Field Air National Guard Base on Madison’s North Side is one of five proposed sites around the country for a new fighter jet program that would host a fleet of F-35s. This program would highly impact thousands of residents in the area with increased noise levels and pollution, safety concerns, and local economic […]
As we gear up for the new school year, Ali talks all things back-to-school, including what students, parents, and teachers can look forward to this year. Our guests are Mike Hertting, chief of school operations for the Madison Metropolitan School District, and Tremayne Clardy, deputy chief of MMSD’s middle schools.
The recent mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso have fueled the ongoing national conversation about masculinity and violence. For today’s show, we sit down with some experts to hash out what masculinity is, what it means in society, and what we can do to address cultures of violence and aggression. Our guests are Ronald […]