These experts from the UW-Madison faculty and staff have agreed to comment on breaking news, ongoing developments and trends in their areas of expertise. If you need help arranging interviews, contact University Communications at 608-262-3571.
Experts on today’s news…
Assistant professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication
Wagner, an expert on elections, media, political communication, political behavior and public opinion, can discuss the 2014 campaign and elections, including media coverage.
Assistant professor, marketing
Epp, an expert on family consumption behavior, decision-making, and material culture, can discuss why consumers feel the need to purchase new technology (such as the latest model of iPhone) when what they already own still works.
Professor, agricultural and applied economics
Jones, an expert on agricultural finance, farm management and agricultural capital markets, can discuss the drop in corn, soybean and wheat prices.
Dan Schaefer, a professor of animal sciences, can discuss livestock prices, which remain fairly strong with a recent flat trend line.
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Faculty in the media:
- 42 million people lacked health insurance in 2013, Census Bureau says Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Quoted: “We will likely see some modest declines in the uninsured rate for sure and maybe some substantial declines next year,” said Donna Friedsam, director of health policy programs at the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
- Despite comparable use, police sanctions for smoking pot fall far more on blacks Wisconsin State Journal UW-Madison professor Pamela Oliver, who has researched the impact of the criminal justice system on communities of color, said the harsher enforcement of drug laws in certain neighborhoods has been a by-product of the broader war on drugs.
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