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Fischer, Joan (ed.) / Wisconsin people & ideas
Volume 52, Number 2 (Spring 2006)

[Cover] Wisconsin people and ideas


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Crime, Punishment-and Truth by Testing 
Tuesday, April 11, 7-8:30 pm, Wisconsin Studio 
UW-Madison law professors John Pray and Keith Findley run the Wisconsin 
Innocence Project, which has freed several life-sentence prisoners based
on 
revisiting their cases using DNA evidence. We'll hear from Pray, Findley,
and two of 
the wrongly convicted individuals they helped free. 
Writers in the Round: African American Voices 
Tuesday, May 9, 7-8:30 pm, Wisconsin Studio 
Poets Amaud Johnson and Fabu Mogaka and fiction writer/play- 
wright Catrina Sparkman read in the third evening of our series 
highlighting work by writers of diverse ethnic backgrounds. 
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1-94 Outreach: Mayors Tom and Dave 
Tuesday, May 16, 7-8:30 pm, Promenade Hall 
A highway connects us, but worlds divide us-or perhaps not. Can Madison and
Milwaukee learn to love each other? What ideas and initiatives can help mend
this 
star-crossed relationship and let it bloom for the good of our state? Madison
mayor 
Dave Cieslewicz and Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett will present their visions
and 
field questions from the audience and from a panel of experts. Moderated
by 
Tom Still of the Wisconsin Technology Council. Panelists are Jim Haney, Wisconsin
Manufacturers & Commerce; Cory Nettles, Quarles & Brady; John Imes,
Wisconsin 
Environmental Initiative; Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin; and Julia Taylor, Greater
Milwaukee Committee. 
Exploding, Sizzling, Really Cool Science 
Thursday, May 4, 4-5:30 pm and 7-8:30 pm (two presentations!) 
University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley 
1478 Midway Road, Menasha 
In cooperation with the Fox Cities Children's Museum 
A colorful, action-packed laboratory presentation by UW-Madison professor
Bassam Z. Shakhashiri, a 
chemist and science educator who engages audiences ages 5 to 105 in the fun
and facts of science. 
Audience members will walk away with memorable information about our natural
world-and teachers 
and parents will get useful tips about incorporating science learning into
the classroom and everyday life. 
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