Business/Economics

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.

America During the Great Depression - Ep. 353

James Lorence, Professor & Author
David Taylor, Author
Herbert Lewis, Professor

Join the panel discussion of James Lorence's " The Unemployed People's Movement: Leftists, Liberals and Labor in Georgia, 1929-41" and David Taylor's "Soul of a People: The WPA Writers' Project Uncovers Depression America". Two Oneida writers, Oscar Archiquette and Ida Blackhawk, also participate in the panel.

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.

The Successful Entrepreneur -- Why it Matters - Ep. 339

Michael Levin Chairman and Founder, New View Technologies

Michael Levin was president and CEO of the Titan Industrial Corporation for 15 years before founding the e-Steel Corporation in 1998. His accomplishments and work qualifies him to talk about what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur and why it matters.

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