articles tagged "Tim Hansel"

Wisconsin Talk

Wednesday, 16 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Cover of Wisconsin Talk

Is it pop or soda? Do you say bubbler or water fountain? On Wednesday October 16th, our host Tim Hansel discussed the book “Wisconsin Talk: Linguistic Diversity in the Badger State” with one of its authors Eric Raimy. We learned a lot about the history of Wisconsin dialect, how the linguistics differ around the state, and why we say certain phrases or words here in the badger state. more »

Comet ISON and All Things Astronomy

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 | A Public Affair
Jim Lattis

With the government shutdown, it’s likely that we will not have access to NASA’s website today. However on Wednesday October 2nd, our host Tim Hansel was joined by James Lattis, who is the director of the UW Space Place, to tell us about Comet ISON and other various astronomy topics. more »

WI Institute For Discovery And Science Around WI

Wednesday, 18 September 2013 | A Public Affair
Wisconsin Institutes of Discovery

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, which just celebrated it’s third birthday, is a fairly new building on the UW-Madison campus. On Wednesday September 18th, host Tim Hansel spoke with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation’s Laura Heisler to tell us more about the programs at WID and the upcoming Wisconsin Science Festival. more »

The Presidential Impeachment Process

Wednesday, 4 September 2013 | A Public Affair
Ballons of the republican party elephant and democratic donkey

Why is it that some conservatives are talking about impeaching President Barack Obama? What does a president have to do to be impeached? On Wednesday September 4th, these were some of the key questions that our host Tim Hansel asked of his guests Donald Downs, expert on constitutional law, and Michael Wagner, expert on American politics and presidency. more »

Mandatory Minimum Sentencing

Wednesday, 21 August 2013 | A Public Affair
A gavel, handcuffs, and a law book

Recently, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Administration will no longer be enforcing the standing rules on mandatory-minimum sentencing for drug offenders. Host Tim Hansel discussed what this could mean for our justice system with Molly Gill from Family’s Against Mandatory Minimums and former Wisconsin assistant attorney general Tim Kiefer. more »

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