Psychologist and UW-Madison postdoctoral researcher Marcus Perlman speaks with Monday 8 O’Clock Buzz host Brian Standing about the realization among the scientific community that apes and non-human animals possess sophisticated and voluntary control over gestures and vocalizations, the implications for the evolution of human speech, and the de-centering of humanism.
Artist, teacher and philosopher extraordinaire Lynda Barry takes us on a tour of her new exhibit at the Madison Children’s museum.
As pledge drive continues, the Monday Buzz takes a beer-soaked trip back through the ages with William Bostwick, beer critic for the Wall Street Journal and author of The Brewer’s Tale: A History of the World According to Beer. Consider donating as part of the Radio Active for 40 Years Pledge Drive!
In this pledge drive edition of the Monday Buzz, host Brian Standing speaks with University of Washington professor Mark Smith about his new book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics. In it, Smith argues that religion is not the immovably conservative political force some have characterized it as, but instead morphs and […]
Every election season, Americans come to expect an inundation of two things: attack ads and opinion polling. The former is pretty straightforward: candidates seek money for huge ad buys to tell half-truths about their opponents and hope voters are impressed by their hand-picked statistics. But the results of polls, and the processes and techniques pollsters […]
Although UW-Madison’s MOOCs (Massively Open Online Courses) program is only a couple years old, it’s already attracted thousands of learners of all ages and backgrounds from around the globe. This year, they’ve chosen to purposefully narrow the thematic scope of their offerings in hopes of getting people to truly engage with the course material. The […]