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What to do When Your Garden is Sleeping

Carrie Hennessy, Horticulturist and Landscape Designer at Johnson's Nursery in Menomonee Falls, shares what professional gardeners do in the winter while waiting to plant gardens in the spring.

Walking and Strokes: A Delicate Balance

Kreg Gruben, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at UW-Madison, focuses on walking and the impact a stroke has on muscle control. Gruben discusses the physics behind rotational motion control and movement.

Extending Your Garden Into The Fall

Jerry Nelson, Owner of Classic Gardens in Raymond, WI, introduces planting options for keeping your garden blossoming into the fall season. Nelson talks about planting mums, asters, salvia, grasses and other late blooming plants.

Why Galaxies Can't Last Forever

John Chisholm, Graduate Student in the Department of Astronomy at UW-Madison, discusses the life cycle of galaxies. Chisholm explores the processes that make galaxies grow when young and fade out as they age.

Multisensory Perception

Ferrinne Spector, Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Edgewood College, discusses the basic developmental structure of the sensory systems which inherently include all of the five senses. Spector explains how information is translated across the senses and how that influences our perception of the world.

Managing Stored Grains

Scott Sanford, Senior Outreach Specialist in Biological Systems Engineering at UW-Madison, explores some of the causes of grain storage problems including: too much foreign matter, the grain being too wet or too warm, uneven grain temperatures, not checking the grain often enough and not having a well cleaned storage facility before the harvest begins.

Discovering Homo Naledi

John Hawks, Associate Chair in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, discusses his role in the 2013 Rising Star expedition’s discovery of homo naledi, the newest member of the human family, in South Africa. Hawks explains how the species was identified and shares footage of how the bones were discovered.

DNA and Expanding Waistlines

Brian Parks, Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at UW-Madison, explores the relationship between genetics and a predisposition to obesity. Parks focuses on the protein leptin which can help to regulate food intake.

15 Year Mulch Study

Amaya Atucha, Fruit Crop Specialist at UW-Extension, discusses orchard floor management systems. Atucha explains the importance of a healthy groundcover to maintain soil temperature and moisture, reduce weed competition, minimize soil erosion and provide a habitat for beneficial insects.

How to Prevent Listeria

Kathleen Glass, Associate Director at the Food Research Institute at UW-Madison, provides an overview of foodborne illnesses, focusing on listeria monocytogenes. Glass explains where listeria comes from, how it can get into fresh produce, how to test for it and how to control it.

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