For this episode, PNM-ers Kevin Lauterjung and Kelly Schwartz sit down with Electrical and Computer Engineering graduate students Kyle Daruwalla and Stephen Dennison, to discuss the controversy over Dr. Akbar Sayeed and the death of his former student Dr. John Brady, as well as broader issues pertaining to graduate student labor. We talk about the […]
For this episode of Perpetual Notion Machine, we share a special segment of a new podcast, called In a Perfect Policy, produced by Catalysts for Science Policy, or CaSP. The interview is from the first episode of the first season of the podcast, both of which–episode and season–focus on impacts of STEM on underrepresented groups, […]
In 2017, the OIR Group (an organization that does independent police oversight and review) researched the Madison Police Department’s policies, practices, procedures, and culture. The resulting report offers 146 recommendations, all of which have been reviewed by the Madison Police Department Policy & Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee with community input over the past couple […]
A struggle between local activists and a multinational corporation that could have long-lasting repercussions for the very heart of the Upper Midwest.
A hotly contested permit for the expansion of an oil pipeline through Dane County faces more criticism over its lack of an insurance mandate for spill clean-ups. Peter Anderson of the Madison chapter of environmental group 350.org joined the program to share why he believes increasing the capacity of Line 61 should concern his fellow […]
According to a report by advocacy group Smart Growth America, between 2009 and 2011, Wisconsin spent 39 percent of its highway budget on road repair versus 61 percent on road expansion, thus adding to its backlog of roads requiring future maintenance. Nowhere does this imbalance manifest itself more than in the Milwaukee metropolitan area, where […]