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Long airplane security lines

Laura Albert McLay

Associate professor, industrial and systems engineering

Long lines at security in American airlines have been known to cause delays. Recently, 450 American Airlines passengers missed their flight out of O'Hare due to security backups. McLay can talk about the science and logistics of lines.

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Trump's potential Supreme Court nominees

Ryan Owens

Lyons Family Faculty Scholar and professor of political science

Ryan Owens, a Supreme Court expert, can comment on Donald Trump's announcement of potential Supreme Court nominees which inlude people from Wisconsin and Minnesota.

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Zika virus and microcephaly

David H. O'Connor

Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Associate Director, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center

David O'Connor, who is conducting research on Zika virus infection in nonhuman primates at UW–Madison, can discuss the connection between the virus and a serious birth defect called microcephaly. Other available Zika experts include: Matthew Aliota and Jorge Osorio, researchers studying Zika virus in Colombia and working on ways to thwart the spread of the virus via mosquitoes; Katie Antony and Ted Golos, who can discuss the risks of Zika virus to pregnant women and developing fetuses; and Nasia Safdar, who can talk about Zika as an infectious disease. On Friday, May 13, 2016, officials confirmed the first Zika-related microcephaly case in Puerto Rico.

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