Business/Economics

From Haiti to Rwanda: Engineering Innovations - Ep. 411

Stephanie Whitehorse and Giri Venkataramana introduce Bhavna Sharma, Eyleen Chou, and Paul Fossum, three engineers who are working on revolutionizing housing in developing communities as well as improving the living conditions in third world countries while promoting efficient use of resources all around the world.

Employee Owned Organizations - Ep. 409

Jan Nichols, HyVee Retail Recruiting Specialist
Patrick Kaeding, Manager of Perishables, Madison HyVee, Inc.

Jan Nichols and Pat Kaeding present the history of Hy-Vee, their five fundamentals, and discuss their profit sharing program structure throughout their office and stores.

What's Driving My Car? 2050 Biofuels and Other...

Tim Donohue, director, Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center and Professor of Bacteriology, UW-Madison

Tim Donohue sheds light on where we
currently get and how we use our energy and how it flows from the suppliers to the us. He also spends time on the topic of biofuels and how he sees their importance in the context of capturing and utilizing renewable energy sources.

Edgewater Hotel Redevelopment Project - Ep. 398

Bob Dunn President, Hammes Corporation

The President of Hammes Corporation, Bob Dunn, tells his experiences as an entrepreneur. Specifically he shares his experience in developing the highly-publicized Edgewater Hotel renovation project in Madison. He gives a history of the firm as well.

The Case of the Turbo Tap - Ep. 399

Matt Younkle, President of Y Innovation, LLC, Inventor of the Turbo Tap

Matt Younkle invented the Turbo Tap in 1995 when he was a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It is designed to pour draft beer up to four times faster and with less waste. He gives the history of the product from the beginning stages to where it has landed him today.

The Role of Community in Creating Possibilities - Ep. 388

Margaret Wheatley Ed.D.

Margaret Wheatley lectures about the use of collaboration to solve work related challenges. She speaks about collaboration and partnering as approaches to problem solving.

Wisconsin in the Economic Recovery - Ep. 385

Mike Knetter, Dean, Wisconsin School of Business, UW-Madison

Dean Mike Knetter talks about the economy in relation to Wisconsin. First, he discusses that the US cycle of recession and recovery is actually global. Secondly, he says that these trends are always present and shape the opportunities we have as a region, state, and country. Finally, he focuses on opportunities in Wisconsin.

Government Programs and Entrepreneurialism - Ep. 379

Richard Leinenkugel Secretary of the WI Department of Commerce.
Richard Leinenkugel explains the responsibilities of the Department of Commerce and talks about the goal to foster an entrepreneurial climate in the state.

The AidMatrix Foundation - Ep. 370

Mike Siefert, AidMatrix business development director The Aidmatrix Foundation was designated by FEMA to develop and deploy an innovative one-stop shop web-based system for donations management. This scalable, coordinated approach connects private sector, government and leading nonprofit entities during emergencies. Former Wis. governor Scott Macallum joined AidMatrix as President and CEO in...

Wisconsin 2050: Lessons from the Great Depression - Ep. 479

Liaquat Ahamed, author

Liaquat Ahamed explains the country's current economic state and how we can look to historical events like the Great Depression for lessons. He also provides his insights into the future of the United States' economy.

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