The Myth of the Skills Gap

05/20/14 10:03 PM |
William Holahan and Michael Rosen

You can’t just get good help these days… so say the captains of Wisconsin industry. That’s bunk, say economics professors William Holohan and Michael Rosen. They joined the Buzz to talk about the myth of the skills gap.

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The Daily Buzz

Taking a Roadtrip to Help the Environment

Host Tony Castaneda talks with Andrew Dobbs, a program director for the Texas Campaign for the Environment about the road trip that he and his fellow members will be making from Austin, Texas to Madison for the Clean Lakes Festival on Saturday.

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A Public Affair

Update on the Attacks on Gaza

The conflict continues between Israel and Palestine, but how does this conflict relate to other conflicts around the globe? Learn more on this edition of APA.

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Working for Nothing

05/20/14 9:40 PM
Matt Barnidge

Lots of talk about the minimum wage lately, but what about those folks who work for nothing? Unpaid internships are on the rise but may be soon curtailed in the federal courts. The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism’s Matthew Barnidge brings us the story.

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Racial Justice in Madison

05/20/14 4:56 PM
Rev. Alex Gee

Is Madison continuing to fail its African American residents? Check out our continuation of Racism in Madison on this edition of APA!

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Photos & Audio from the 2014 WORT Block Party

05/22/14 10:32 AM
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Check out the photos and band audio from the 2014 WORT Block Party.

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April 17, 2014 – Extinction of Species

05/20/14 1:05 AM

This month is the 100th anniversary of the extinction of the Passenger pigeon, a very shameful anniversary for a bird that once numbered as many as 5 billion. The last one died in captivity at the Cincinnati Zoo. Extinctions of species are not uncommon when the delicate balance of nature occasionally veers off-course. Tonight, our very special guest, Stanley Temple, discusses the causes, potential future threats, and possible animal traits needed to weather these threats. Stan is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at UW–Madison, and Senior Fellow at the Aldo Leopold Foundation. Human impacts have been the most devastating. In just a 50 year time span, humans hunted the Passenger pigeon into extinction. Stan mentions the number ….

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Paying for School

05/20/14 8:54 PM | buzz
Susan Fischer

University of Wisconsin financial aid expert Susan Fischer talks about student debt — are graduates buried before they start?

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Update on the State of Emergency in Nigeria

05/16/14 1:46 PM | A Public Affair

Do you want the latest update on the terrorist attacks by the Islamic group Boko Haram in Nigeria and the current State of Emergency due to Boko Haram’s abduction of over 200 school girls? Check out this edition of APA to learn more!

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