Fred Foster, the CEO of ETC in Middleton, offers a frank view of what is involved in establishing and running a company. Foster shares the triumphs and missteps he has made over the course of thirty-five years as an inventor and manufacturer of lighting equipment.
Governor Scott Walker
Newly elected Governor Scott Walker lays out his economic plans to grow the 2011Wisconsin state economy. He discusses his strategy to bring new businesses to Wisconsin from out of state.
Narayana Kocherlakota, President of the
Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Dr. Narayana Kocherlakota compares how the recession of 2007-2009 would have unfolded if the Federal Reserve Bank didn't exist to the Frank Capra classic, "It's a Wonderful Life." He focuses on real gross domestic product, unemployment and inflation.
James Pawley, professor emeritus in the UW Department of Zoology, explains the need for a new theoretical basis for complex systems such as climate, energy and the economy. During the Industrial Revolution, science gained a reputation for mathematical accuracy and precision. We have entered the Age of Chaos where accurate predictions are impossible and, therefore, we must create a new theory.
Katherine Rosenberg, Director of
Evaluation and Education and Seema Gohill, Director of Finance
and Development at Grameen America.
Rosenberg and Gohill discuss how microfinancing, microlending and social entrepreneurship financially empower communities around the world.
Buddy Huffaker, Executive Director of the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
Buddy Huffaker talks with University Place Presents host Norman Gilliland about the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center in Baraboo, a net zero energy use building. Huffaker discusses the use of solar panels, solar hot water heaters and wood as the choices for making the Center a zero energy use facility.
Annette Miller, Community Services
Manager, Madison Gas and Electric.
Annette Miller discusses how to promote green power and sustainability in diverse populations around Wisconsin.
Ben Weston, Healthy Classrooms Foundation
Ben Weston explains the process he went through to create the Healthy Classrooms Foundation, an organization he founded to encourage physical
fitness, nutrition,developmental health, and environmental responsibility in the K-12 classroom.
Neil Lerner, Director, Small Business Development Center
Neil Lerner talks about developing a small business, business planning and issues to think about if you plan to open your own business.
Mike Knetter,incoming President and CEO, University of Wisconsin
Mike Knetter discusses the circumstances that are facing public universities today and the need for entrepreneurial thinking in financing higher education.