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In this edition of Wilson Center NOW our guest is Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, and author of the new book, "Flying Man, Aristotle, and the Philosophers of the Golden Age of Islam." The book makes the case that the study of the golden age of Islam can serve as a bridge between the East and West…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we once again discuss the Spring 2021 issue of the Wilson Quarterly: Public Health in a Time of Pandemic with editor Richard Byrne. Also joining us is John M. Barry, Distinguished Scholar at the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and author of The Great Influenza: The Story of the D…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Jane Harman, Distinguished Fellow and President Emerita of the Wilson Center. She discusses her just released policy memoir, Insanity Defense: Why Our Failure to Confront Hard National Security Problems Makes Us Less Safe. Harman chronicles how four administrations have failed to confront some o…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we discuss the Spring 2021 issue of the Wilson Quarterly: Public Health in a Time of Pandemic with editor Richard Byrne. Also joining us are contributors Rui Zhong, Alex Long, and Joseph Dresen, who focus on what COVID-19 has taught us about our ability to battle global outbreaks and about ourselves more than a …
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Beth Chalecki, Associate Professor of International Relations at the University of Nebraska Omaha and Research Fellow with the Environmental Change & Security Program. She discusses research and advances in geoengineering, the deliberate and large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom and discuss the news coming from Badgers football spring practices and basketball coaching rumors. As spring practices come to a close, Colten gives you some thoughts on the biggest winners, the questions that remain and what players need to show more. Jim then br…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by the Asia Program’s Abe Denmark and Shihoko Goto and the Science and Technology Innovation Program’s Melissa Griffith. They provide post-summit analysis of Prime Minister Suga’s recent meeting with President Biden in Washington. Included in their analysis are thoughts on US-Japan cooperation on …
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom for a special episode of the show: UW senior cornerbacks Faion Hicks and Caesar Williams enter the Red Zone! Colten and Jim talk to them about Faion’s name, Caesar’s Instagram and their activism this year. Then they discuss the cornerback group as a whole, what th…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Joby Warrick, National Security Correspondent for The Washington Post and former Public Policy Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program. He discusses his new book “Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World,” which tells the…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Merissa Khurma, Program Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Program, and Haleh Esfandiari, Distinguished Fellow; Director Emerita, Middle East Program. They discuss a special series of new blog posts celebrating Women’s History Month in Enheduanna. Enheduanna seeks to “inspire diverse wo…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin chat with University of Wisconsin senior and tight end Jake Ferguson. Ferguson breaks down why he returned to Wisconsin, the dynamics of the tight end meeting room, what he makes fun of coach Mickey Turner about, how veterans get through spring practices. Colten and Jim then answer list…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom and discuss Barry Alvarez’s retirement ceremony, the search for the Badgers’ next AD and UW’s spring football practices. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Wisconsin State Journal
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Todd Milewski and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom for a special episode dedicated to the impending retirement of University of Wisconsin athletic director Barry Alvarez. They start with their reactions to the news, how COVID-19 impacted Alvarez’s timeline, and then discuss Alvarez’s legacy, both go…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to discuss the news around the Badgers men’s basketball and men’s and women’s hockey programs. Colten and Jim start by discussing the Badgers’ second-round tournament exit against Baylor and the 2020-21 season overall. Then they look ahead to the ch…
 
Wisconsin State Journal writer and USCHO editor emeritus Todd D. Milewski (@ToddMilewski) joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) to preview the semifinal and championship rounds in ECAC Hockey, Atlantic Hockey, and the WCHA and the Hockey East finals between UMass Lowell and No. 6 UMass. They also consider NCAA impl…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Harry Wiland, Founder, Co-President and Co-CEO of Media Policy Center, historian Tammy Greer, Clark Atlanta University, and Ted Widmer, a former speechwriter for the Clinton White House. They discuss a new multimedia project from the Media Policy Center, which examines how the Three-Fifth’s Comp…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the new President, Director, and CEO of the Wilson Center, Ambassador Mark Green. Ambassador Green discusses a 30-plus year career of service with a deep commitment to representing the United States around the world. He also looks ahead to his tenure at the helm of the Wilson Center beginning Ma…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Wilson Center Diversity & Inclusion Council Co-chair Shahrazad Hired, Wilson Global Fellow Michael Forster, and Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer at AmeriHealth Caritas Karen Dale. They discuss how the Black Lives Matter movement has redefined and renewed focus on diversity and incl…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to discuss NCAA tournament news for the Badgers men’s basketball, men’s hockey and women’s hockey programs. Jim and Colten start by breaking down why the Badgers got a 9 seed in the March Madness bracket, then look into the keys for UW in beating No…
 
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) are joined by Northeastern head coach Jim Madigan to preview the No. 20 Huskies' Sunday Hockey East single-elimination playoff game at No. 7 UMass. Madigan also reflects on this anniversary of the day all of college and pro sports were shut down in 2020. We also take capsule looks at…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom to break down the news surrounding Badgers men’s basketball and football. They start with Greg Gard’s fiery comments about Big Ten officiating and if there’s a target on UW guard Brad Davison. They then discuss what the Badgers’ prospects are in the postseason and…
 
Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) are joined by Jess Myers, who covers the Golden Gophers beat as a reporter for The Rink Live, to preview No. 7 Michigan at No. 3 Minnesota. We also look at another Big Ten series and its implications – No. 5 Wisconsin at Michigan State – as well as Hockey East single games for No. 2 …
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to break down the news surrounding the Badgers men’s basketball and hockey programs. Colten and Jim start the show by dissecting the Badgers’ latest loss to Purdue, one in which poor shooting and sloppy post defense cost UW down the stretch. They al…
 
No. 6 St. Cloud State visits No. 10 Minnesota Duluth in a single, nationally-televised NCHC game on Saturday with conference and NCAA postseason implications. Bulldogs radio voice Bruce Ciskie previews the contest with a look at this year's UMD team and how they match up against they Huskies. Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@Ed…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew, Jim Polzin and Todd Milewski get together over Zoom to discuss Badgers’ men’s basketball and both hockey programs as they head toward tournament time. Colten and Jim start the podcast by discussing the basketball team’s win over Northwestern and if it showed the Badgers’ lineup should change. Then th…
 
In a season filled with delays and pauses for the Terriers, No. 11 Boston University nevertheless finds itself near the top of the Hockey East playoff race at 8-2 overall. BU head coach Albie O'Connell joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) for a preview of a weekend series against UConn. Also on tap: No. 9 Omaha vi…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom to break down the latest news around the Badgers men’s basketball and football teams. They start with the recapping the basketball team’s disappointing loss to Michigan and the question that has come up since — are the Badgers soft? Jim has thoughts on both sides …
 
In this special edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Col. Eries Mentzer, 42nd Air Base Wing Commander of Maxwell Air Force Base and Steven Reed, Mayor of Montgomery, Alabama, for a discussion of a diversity and inclusion partnership they launched on the 65th anniversary of Rosa Parks' iconic bus protest. Col. Mentzer is the first African-…
 
No. 7 Wisconsin is arguably the hottest team in college hockey since the semester break. The Badgers travel to a team coming off a three-week pause, No. 8 Michigan, in a key Big Ten series. Todd D. Milewski, Wisconsin State Journal beat writer for Badgers hockey, joins hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) for a preview.…
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin get together over Zoom and break down the news around the Badgers men's basketball and football teams. UW hoops needs to find its rhythm after an ugly win over Nebraska and a tough stretch of games to end the year. Jim breaks down the team's shooting woes and the guys preview the Michig…
 
In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by Wilson Quarterly editor Richard Byrne and contributors to the Winter 2021 issue Alasdair Roberts and Dalia Dassa Kaye. Alasdair discusses his article The Hundred Day Mistake: Is an FDR-style legislative blitz the best way forward in our present crisis? Dalia examines the Iran nuclear deal in her…
 
Two USCHO.com men's ice hockey poll top ten teams meet in WCHA weekend play as No. 8 Bowling Green travels to No. 6 Minnesota State. Hosts Jim Connelly (@jimmyconnelly) and Ed Trefzger (@EdTrefzger) catch up with Mavericks head coach Mike Hastings to preview a matchup between two stingy defenses and two potent offenses. We also look at the "Battle …
 
State Journal beat reporters Colten Bartholomew and Jim Polzin break down the news surrounding the Badgers’ football and men’s basketball programs. They start with UW basketball’s split against Penn State and what the team did better in the win Tuesday before shifting focus to the team’s stretch run against the best of the Big Ten. They also previe…
 
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