UW-Madison

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.

Arts and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 295

Megan Blake-Horst, Gallery Manager, Absolutely Art

Meghan Blake-Horst is the gallery manager for a community-based art gallery on the east side of Madison called Absolutely Art. Her gallery showcases affordable art and stresses the importance and impact of buying locally.

Response of Wisconsin's Lakes to Climate Change - Ep. 292

John Magnuson, Professor Emeritus, Department of Zoology, UW-Madison

In the first half of a two-part lecture series, John Magnuson discusses climate changes affect the lakes in Wisconsin. He covers three responses of the lakes, including ice cover, the fish population, and water levels and flow.

Responses of Wisconsin's Ecosystems to Climate Change -...

Jack Williams, Assistant Professor, Department of Geology, UW-Madison

In the second half of a two-part lecture series, Jack Williams discusses regional and continental climate and temperature changes causing significant ecological changes and how that affects us in North America.

Building IceCube, a Neutrino Telescope - Ep. 291

Jeff Cherwinka, an instrument inventor in the Space Science and Engineering Center at UW-Madison, shares his experiences of building IceCube, a particle detector, at the South Pole over the past seven years. He explains neutrinos, how a neutrino telescope works and shares pictures of the building process.

An Eco-Entrepreneur's Story Midstream - Ep. 289

Sonya Newenhouse, President, Madison Environmental Group, Inc.

Dr. Sonya Newenhouse, founder and president of Madison Environmental Group as well as the car-sharing organization called Community Car, discusses her personal life, her career path, and her connection between entrepreneurialism and the green movement.

Understanding The Financing Behind Projects - Ep. 290

Tom Still, President, Wisconsin Technology Council

Tom Still discusses the opportunities available for financially starting up great ideas from entrepreneurs.

Response of Wisconsin's Cool and Warm Water Fish to...

John Lyons, Research Scientist, Wisconsin DNR

John talks about the non-cold water fish in Wisconsin. The majority of the fish in the state are warm water fish, including catfish, bluegills, largemouth bass, and smallmouth bass. He goes into depth about these fish and their habitats.

Response of Wisconsin's Cold Water Fish to Climate Change...

Matthew Mitro, a research scientist with the Wisconsin DNR, discusses the relationship between higher water temperature and the survival rate of fish. For juvenile rainbow trout, higher water temperatures resulted in higher consumption rates. Eating more made the trout more vulnerable to predators. This resulted in a 50%.reduction in the survival rate.

The International Year of Astronomy - Ep. 285

Jim Lattis, Director, Space Place, UW-Madison

Jim Lattis invites you to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy. He talks about the difference between Classic and Modern Astronomy, how everyday life has changed over the centuries and how Astronomy connects the world.

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