It seems lately that every political commentator and columnist has become an authority on the state of free speech on college campuses. We’re constantly hearing that universities have been taken over by coddled students demanding to be protected from any idea or opinion that might make them uncomfortable. Lately the debate over campus speech has gotten […]
On this edition of The Politicast, Alejandro Alonso Galva speaks with former UWPD Police Chief Sue Riseling, discussing her history with UWPD, police in the wake of current threats, and the perception from the public. Sue Riseling was the first woman and the youngest person ever to become a police chief in the Big 10. […]
Betsy DeVos, influential lobbyist and former Chair of the Michigan Republican Party, has been nominated as the next Secretary of Education. Edgewood College’s Dean of Education sees it as part of a continued attack on public education. He joins us in the studio to talk about DeVos and a Wisconsin legislator’s recent promise to scour […]
David Wolinsky of the video-games oral-history site Don’t Die joins Tone Madison’s Scott Gordon and Mark Riechers to discuss the Games Learning Society, a UW-Madison research unit that explores the intersection of gaming and education. GLS’ founders recently announced that they will be leaving UW-Madison for new posts at the University of California-Irvine. Photo illustration […]
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.