The Niche Entrepreneur - Ep. 346

Gail Ambrosius Owner, Gail Ambrosius Chocolates

Gail Ambrosius speaks about opening her first chocolate shop on the east side of Madison in 2004. She discusses how she got established, some opportunities she came across, and some of the challenges of opening her own business in the specialty niche market.

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.

Tracing the Genetic Roots of the Modern Potato - Ep. 282

David Spooner, a professor in the Department of Horticulture at UW-Madison, talks about major discoveries with cultivated and wild potatoes: species diversity, where they grow, their classifications, and the origins of the first cultivated potatoes.

Wisconsin's Future Climate - Ep. 276

Michael Notaro, an associate scientist at the Center for Climatic Research at UW-Madison, talks about global climate change, climate models and the impact on Wisconsin. He discusses the interaction between climate change and the growing season.

Allen Centennial Gardens' Vision: Tribute to the Past,...

Ed Lyon, Senior Outreach Specialist, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Allen Centennial Gardens is a 2.5 acre gem on the UW-Madison campus. New director of the Gardens Ed Lyon brings a new vision for Allen Centennial. This talk explains the history of the Gardens, discusses changing trends and audiences and defines Lyon's vision of how the Gardens will adapt to meet new needs.

Cucumber Mitochondria Break All The Rules - Ep. 228

Mike Havey, Professor USDA

Mike Havey explains how his research shows cucumber mitochondria breaks typical expectations by not maternally inheriting organelles.

The Right To Food - Ep. 201

Florence Chenoweth, Managing Director, The Human Rights Initiative, UW-Madison

Florence Chenoweth discusses the political issues surrounding world hunger as well as the human rights to food and to be free from hunger.

Ecology of Grasslands: Implications for Biofuels - Ep. 192

Randy Jackson, Associate Professor, Department of Agronomy, UW-Madison

Randy Jackson speaks about the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center (GLBRC) which is a new group on campus. He focuses on answering the question "can grass farming help us drive in a sustainable manner?"

Rapid Cycling Brassica rapa (Wisconsin Fast Plants) for...

Scott Woddy, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison and Melissa Mohn, Department of Biochemistry, UW-Madison

Scott Woody and Melissa Mohn work together on a program that aims to imrove undergrad and K-12 education of genetics. To trace the patterns of inheritance and understand the relationship between genotype and phenotype, they use Brassica rapa, similar to Mendel's pea plant experiments.

Take Two Onions and Call Me in The Morning: The Roles of...

Irwin Goldman, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture, UW-Madison

Learn about the dual use of food and the health values of natural foods in comparison to pharmaceutical drugs. Irwin Goldman talks about studies that have been done to test the health benefits of onions and garlic, and discusses how different cultures, currently and historically, use plants for medicinal purposes.


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