Business/Economics

The Dane County Infant Mortality Rate - Ep. 417

Dr. Thomas Schlenker, MD, Director of Dane County/City of Madison Public Health
Paul Soglin, Former Mayor, City of Madison

Director of Madison Public Health, Dr. Thomas Schlenker, and the former Mayor both address most dramatic decline in African-American infant mortality rates in Madison history. The decline took place between 2000 and 2007.

The Rules of Sustainability - Ep. 606

David Morris, co-founder and vice president of the Institute for Local Self-Reliance, discusses the importance of designing local rules to promote community sustainability, including sustainable energy production and consumption.

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.

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