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The Great Japan Earthquake and Tsunami of 2011 – Ep. 698

Harold Tobin, a professor in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison, discusses the March 11, 2011 earthquake and trans-Pacific tsunami, the causes and history of these mega-earthquakes, and what took place beneath the waves. Tobin explores how the tsunami warning system worked and how this event triggered a reassessment of the hazard presented by such undersea faults around the world.

Entrepreneurial Thinking and the Arts – Ep. 697

Jennifer Uphoff Gray, the artistic director of Forward Theater Company, discusses the intersection between an artist endeavor and entrepreneurship. Gray talks about the mission statement of the organization and the financial and artistic goals set at the inception of the Forward Theater Company in 2009.

Physics of the Wisconsin Idea - Ep. 718

Clint Sprott, joined by his colleagues in the Department of Physics at UW-Madison, demonstrates how physics work in everyday life. The themes of the experiments are based on the Wisconsin Idea and “The Wizard of Oz.”

The John Steuart Curry Murals – Ep. 695

Dave Nelson, a professor in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, and Lauren Kroiz, an assistant professor in the Department of Art History at UW-Madison, discuss the John Steuart Curry mural “The Social Benefits of Research in Biochemistry” which depicts discoveries by researchers Stephen Babcock, E.B. Hart, Harry Steenbock, and E.V. McCollum.

Building Success in Nonprofit Enterprises – Ep. 694

Dennis Johnson, a vice-president of Forward Community Investments, explores building the capacity of non-profits across the state of Wisconsin. Johnson discusses the guidance and resources needed to help to build a strong, secure and sustainable statewide non-profit community.

Turning a Website into a Company - Ep. 692

Heidi Allstop, the president of Spill, discusses her journey from creating a local website to presiding over a nationwide business. Spillnow.com uses peer support to help university students, high school students and veterans cope with depression and loneliness.

Diving the Wreck of the Appomattox – Ep. 693

Tamara Thomsen, a maritime archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society, dives into the wreck of the largest wooden bulk carrier ever built, the Appomattox. The ship, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, lies on the bottom of Lake Michigan less than 200 feet off shore at Atwater Beach in the village of Shorewood, north of Milwaukee.

Improving Health Care Services in Ethiopia - Ep. 691

Lori DiPrete Brown, Roman Aydiko, and Sweta Shrestha from the Global Health Institute and Katie Konkle from the Population Health Institute at UW-Madison, discuss the innovations and programs instituted to improve health care in Ethiopia. The quality improvement methods they are focusing on include meeting critical needs, using a twinning model, and expanding programs already in effect.

Tapping Geothermal Resources in Wisconsin – Ep. 690

Dave Hart, a hydrogeologist with the Wisconsin Geological & Natural History Survey, takes us on a tour of the geothermal resources in Wisconsin.

Being a Restaurateur On Your Own Terms – Ep. 689

Phillip Hurley, the co-owner of Sardine and Marigold Kitchen Restaurants, discusses how he became an entrepreneur in this interview with Entrepreneurialism in Society Professor Jeanan Yasari. Hurley shares his background and the steps he took to open two restaurants in Madison.

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