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Changes in Wisconsin's Weather Extremes - Ep. 310

Steve Vavrus Senior Scientist, Center for Climatic Research, UW-Madison

Steve Vavrus explores the origin of anthropogenic climate changes, the role of clouds in the climate systems, and the impact of weather extremes on human health and infrastructure.

Biophysics and Neuroscience - Ep. 308

Meyer Jackson Professor, Department of Physiology, UW-Madison

Professor Meyer Jackson looks at the intersection between the study of biophysics and neuroscience as an important strategy for problem solving and to understanding how the brain works.

Physics in the Kitchen - Ep. 305

Andrei Varlamov, Director of Research, Department of Mechanical Engineering, INFM and Universita 'di Roma Tor Vergata, Italy Maxim Vavilov, Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Andrei Varlamov starts by discussing the physics behind how a Thanksgiving turkey is cooked. He points out the chemistry and physics behind simple cooking steps and tasks in the kitchen.

Climate Change and Wisconsin Storm Water - Ep. 304

David Liebl Waste Reduction and Management Specialist, UW-Cooperative Extension

David Liebl is a statewide stormwater specialist who leads outreach education to Wisconsin municipalities for developing stormwater management programs. He talks about situations to be cautious of and future precipitation dilemmas when his work comes in useful.

Wisconsin Dairy Farms - Ep. 303

Sarah Lloyd Research Assistant, Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems, UW-Madison

Sarah Lloyd has done research through the Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems at UW Madison about life satisfaction on dairy farms. She gives some background about what goes on in dairy farming then talks about her specific research on life satisfaction.

UW Students as Entrepreneurs - Ep. 302

Chris Klundt President, Study Blue

Co-founder of Study Blue, Chris Klundt speaks about entrepreneurialism and his internet business involving study tools and resources for college students.

Healthy Lifestyles in a Multicultural Community - Ep. 300

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff Director of Community Partnerships, UW Health

Shiva Bidar-Sielaff looks at the cultural components that play a role in views on healthcare. She discusses potentially successful interventions to improve the health and well-being of a culturally diverse community.

Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac and Climate Change -...

Stan Temple Professor Emeritus. Forest and Wildlife Ecology, UW Madison Aldo Leopold kept a journal in which he recorded observations of the natural world, which is now the classic, A Sand County Almanac. Many of the seasonal events he observed are now occurring earlier in the year, reflecting the warming of our climate. Stan Temple discusses what the consequences can be for wildlife in...

Visions and Voices - Ep. 296

Roberta Hill, Associate Professor, English and American Indian Studies, UW-Madison
Aaron Birdbear, Graduate Student and Graduate Research Scholar, UW-Madison School of Education
Janice Rice, Outreach Coordinator, College Library, UW-Madison
Lanny Nesoer

The history and stories passed down by Roberta Hill as she tells of her grandparents, Charles Abram Hill and Dr. Lillie Rosa Minoka-Hill.

Entrepreneurial Thinking Among Non-Profits - Ep. 294

Elizabeth Carey, Chief Operating Officer, The Alliance for Children and Families

Senior vice president of The Alliance for Children and Families, Elizabeth Carey explains what entrepreneurial thinking is when used in nonprofit organizations as well as why they are pursuing this. She gives examples of nonprofit social services agencies that have used this and outlines resources available.

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