Future farmers may sound like a group to encourage young people to take up careers in agriculture. Well, it might be, but in this case, it’s more than that. Artist Amy Franceschini founded future farmers as a design and art collective to explore creative ways to explore everything from human roulette wheels to public transportation […]
We’ve grown so used to the internet, that we scarcely recognize what a marvel it is — all of the world’s information, not only at our fingertips, but carried around with us in our pockets, accessible at a whim. As little as thirty or forty years ago, few could imagine such a breadth of information […]
Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Evenwel v. Abbott. The suit, brought by notorious anti-civil rights activist Ed Blum, challenged how the State of Texas created its voting districts. Like most states, Texas uses decennial census population statistics to draw its congressional and legislative districts. The plaintiffs, from a predominately […]
Madison author Andrea Thalasinos’ third novel “Fly By Night” follows her protagonist, biologist Amelia Drakos, from Narragansset Bay to the Mall of America to the Red Cliff Ojibwe reservation. Along the way, Amelia encounters backstabbing fellow grantseekers, jaded teenagers, languishing sea turtles, wolf-husky hybrid pups and a long-lost brother. The story is set against the backdrop of the 2011 removal of endangered species protection for the Gray Wolf in Wisconsin. When she’s not writing novels, Andrea Thalasinos teaches sociology at Madison College.
Andrea Thalasinos spoke about her new book with Brian Standing.
Artists Shane McAdams and Tom Berenz share the bill this month at the Overture Center James Watrous Gallery with two “side by side solo exhibitions.” Berenz’s “Towards the North,” and McAdams’s “Beat a Path and Make it Fast” feature recent works from both artists. The exhibit, sponsored by the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, runs through May 8.
Shane McAdams and Tom Berenz spoke about their exhibitions with host Brian Standing.
Last year, researchers at the joint Boston University / Department of Veterans Affairs “Brain Bank” dissected the brains of 91 deceased former National Football League players. They found that 87 of those 91 players — a staggering 96% — showed signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. In layman’s terms, those players had permanent brain damage resulting from multiple concussions. The NFL, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball have all implemented new concussion-related rules and all 50 states have now enacted laws setting minimum protocols for prevention and treatment of concussions in athletics. But, even the best treatment can’t work if coaches and trainers don’t know when an athlete has suffered a concussion.
Andrew Winterstein, a kinesiologist with the University of Wisconsin, spoke with host Brian Standing about the issue.