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Wisconsin's Geoheritage

Kenneth Bradbury, State Geologist and Director at the WI Geological & Natural History Survey, UWEX, provides a geologic history of Wisconsin and highlights some of the outstanding geologic sites in the state. Bradbury discusses the work of the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey.

Visual Art and the Wisconsin Idea

Maryo Gard Ewell, Arts Administrator and daughter of Robert E. Gard, discusses the history of the Wisconsin Regional Art Program in the 1940s. Self-taught artists enrolled as noncredit students at the University of Wisconsin and introduced the arts to rural communities. This was the embodiment of the Wisconsin Idea--extending the knowledge and research of the university to everyone in the state.

Community Supported Agriculture

Sandy Raduenz, Owner of Pinehold Gardens, discusses how she became a successful community supported agricultural (CSA) farmer. A CSA provides produce to members on a weekly basis during the growing season.

Song Birds in Your Woodlands

Yoyi Steele, Important Bird Areas Coordinator for WI Department of Natural Resources, and Mike Mossman, Forest Community Ecologist, Retired from the WI Department of Natural Resources, explain the connection between bird species and habitat. Steele and Mossman discuss which birds to look for on your property and how to manage your woodlands to create a successful habitat.

Plant Pigmentation: Where Beauty Meets Science

Amy Freidig, Program Assistant in the Master Gardener Program at UW-Extension, discusses the five most common plant pigments. Freidig explains the science behind the colors and highlights the health benefits that each pigmentation provides to fruits and vegetables.

Alternate Lifestyles: Plants that Eat Animals

Erica Young, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at UW-Milwaukee, explains that more than 600 species of plants that grow where there aren’t enough nutrients in the soil are able to supplement their diets by capturing insects and digesting them. Young discusses the types of plants that are carnivorous and what kind of insects they attract.

Estate Planning

Susan Sharp Miley, Attorney at Law in Hayward, WI, discusses how to protect your assets through estate planning. Miley provides information about wills, living trusts, transferring title of your assets and probate court.

Funeral Planning

Patrick Taylor, Owner of the Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, discusses the services provided by funeral homes and explains funeral planning options.

Long Term Care Planning

Angie Joy and Barb Engelhart, Information and Assistance Specialists at ADRC Northwest Wisconsin, focus on what you need to know to get your affairs in order, what long term health care options and services are available, how to finance long term care, options for staying in your own home and what to consider when thinking about end of life issues.

Healthy Living Tips for Your Brain and Body

Sharlene Bellefeuille, Community Outreach Specialist at the Alzheimer's Association Greater Wisconsin Chapter, shares the latest research on lifestyle choices which can help to keep your brain and body healthy as you get older. Bellefeuille provides tips for exercising and healthy eating and suggests cognitive activities to keep your brain active.

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