Hypervelocity stars race across the Milky Way at speeds greater than 1,000,000 miles per hour! Listen to learn how astronomers hope to use these speedy stars to measure the distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way!
AR Scorpii is a binary star system unlike any we’ve ever seen before! Listen to learn how astronomers discovered this bizarre system with a red dwarf star that is constantly under fire from the corpse of its binary companion.
Tone Madison‘s Scott Gordon talks with UW-Madison professor Don Moynihan about his silly and serious pursuits on Twitter, and especially his hashtag #TantalizingTopofHumanHeads. Music on this segment by Brain Grimmer. Subscribe to the Tone Madison/WORT-FM podcast on iTunes.
8 O’Clock Buzz Jonathan Zarov visits with Nan Enstad, a professor in the history department at UW-Madison, since 2001. Their discussion focuses on the ongoing struggle to save “The Wisconsin Idea” from the Walker Administration chopping block. The response to the push-back from faculty actually reveals the Walker Administration hidden agenda, behind the cuts. Nan […]
Cindy Cheng, a professor of History and Asian American Studies at UW-Madison, discusses a faculty proposal to dramatically increase ethnic and indigenous studies on campus, and how that might help transform the current racial climate.
Jillian Slaight speaks with WORT’s Darien Lamen about the response of UW-Madison students and then-Chancellor Donna Shalala to a 1988 fraternity party in which pledges in blackface staged a “slave auction.”