Many hospitals around the country have postponed scheduled procedures to make room for a high influx of COVID-19 patients, but what about everyone else seeking healthcare during the pandemic? For this episode, WORT news and public affairs director Chali Pittman spends the hour with Dr. Gretchen Schwarze, vascular surgeon and medical ethicist at the University […]
When Rachel Carson published Silent Spring in 1962, the American public largely woke up to environmental concerns in industry and agriculture and the increasing need for conservation. Host Patty Peltekos spoke with biologist, author, and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber about the legacy of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring. Ms. Steingraber will be giving a talk on the subject in […]
Investigative journalist Carey Gillam talks about the consequences of glyphosate weedkiller. She’s the author of Whitewash: The Story of a Weed Killer, from Island Press.
In this week’s edition of the Perpetual Notion Machine, host and producer Will Cushman talks with Dr. Christian Capitini, from the Department of Pediatrics in the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health, about immunotherapy as a tool for cancer treatment. Specifically, Capitini describes a newly approved treatment for certain childhood cancers that applies new […]
Does Monsanto’s Roundup herbicide really cause cancer? Why do we continue to use it on crops? What impact does it actually have on our bodies? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
On this episode of PNM, reporter Matthew Zmudka had two completely different segments: -A reflection on his experience taking an online course entitled “Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes”, with an interview of course coordinator Margaret Mooney. -An interview with UW-Madison researcher Graham Erwin, discussing the process of DNA transcription, how that is […]