Unlocking our memories, U.S. response to Russia, FAFSA delays

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Russian President President Vladimir Putin speaking
Russian President President Vladimir Putin addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. Mary Altaffer/AP Photo

We learn more about how to get more out of our memories, we explore the latest political responses to Russia and Vladimir Putin, and we check in on the federal student aid delays affecting Wisconsin students.

Featured in this Episode

  • Getting more out of our memories

    Memory plays an integral role in every aspect of our lives, from simply remembering names to healing from trauma. How can we better harness our power of recall to improve our lives? A memory researcher joins us to talk about his new book, Why We Remember: Unlocking Memory’s Power to Hold on to What Matters.

  • U.S. political response to Russia and Navalny's death

    We review the state of U.S. politics on Russia in the wake of Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny’s death in an Arctic prison. In particular, we look at how Republicans are talking about Putin, aid to Ukraine and more.

  • How delays in FAFSA financial aid could affect Wisconsin students

    The Department of Education launched a new FAFSA form to simplify the process for applying for federal student aid, but problems with the rollout are creating significant delays in reporting student information to colleges in time for admissions deadlines. An educational policy expert joins us to discuss what went wrong and how it’s impacting students.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Charan Ranganath Guest
  • Yoshiko Herrera Guest
  • Ellie Bruecker Guest
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director