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It used to be the burning chemicals that worried residents of Colfax, Louisiana, but now a chemical waste spill of 400,000 gallons on February 26th has added to residents’ concerns. And for good cause, says Dr. Brian Salvatore of LSU Shreveport, who has been following the chemical burns and waste disposal practices of “CleanHarbors” disposal company. […]
In spite of, or perhaps because of, Trump’s bellicose rhetoric against North Korea, South Korea president Moon Jae-in has been working to normalize relations between those two countries. U. W. Milwaukee Asian Studies professor Nan Kim talks to Jan Miyasaki about the efforts.
Bart Naylor from Public Citizen, Congress Watch, says that the banking lobby spends $2 million PER DAY lobbying Congress, and it looks like they may start reaping the benefits. The Senate is poised to pass SB-2155, which will roll back some of the most important banking regulations established after the great recession of 2008.
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, having stayed mostly out of the news since her confirmation hearing last year, appeared on 60 Minutes on Sunday. Policy scholars were not convinced that she understood the state of the nation’s schools. Mitchell Robinson is Associate Professor and Chair of Music Education at Michigan State University, and he joins the […]
The first Wisconsin Iranian Film Festival, held a year ago, was a huge success. So much so, that organizer Hamidreza Nassiri scheduled a follow up for February of 2018. He lined up seven feature films and seven shorts from Iranian directors and once again, the Madison audience responded with enthusiasm. The only problem was, the […]
The American lawn has come under fire lately. It’s filled with non-native plant species, it’s lousy wildlife habitat, you can’t eat anything growing in it, and you have to burn fossil fuels to mow it. But, it turns out your manicured lawn might be much better than expected at sequestering carbon from the atmosphere. Biology […]