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Nuisance Algae in Lake Michigan - Ep. 140

Harvey Bootsma, Research Scientist, Great Lakes WATER Institute, UW-Milwaukee

Harvey Bootsma talks about what makes nuisance algae grow in Lake Michigan and what we might be able to do in order to reduce the growth.

Physics of Water - Ep. 360

Clint Sprott, Professor, Department of Physics, UW-Madison

Professor Clint Sprott plays around with water by conducting several different experiments to demonstrate the properties of water and explains the principles of physics behind what is happening.

Satellites Over Wisconsin – Ep. 714

Steve Ackerman, a professor in the Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences at UW-Madison, discusses the historical significance of UW-Madison in satellite meteorology, explores how we use satellites today and looks at what is coming in the future.

Deep Mulch Gardening – Ep. 685

Roger Reynolds, the owner of Infiltrating Landscapes, discusses the deep-mulch gardening style that works on clay, sandy, rocky or good soil and requires no tilling and almost no digging or weeding.

Introduction to the Waisman Center – Ep. 673

Marsha Mailick Seltzer, the director of the Waisman Center at UW-Madison, provides an overview of the center; sharing the history behind its name and its connection to the Kennedy family. The Waisman Center works to discover the causes of developmental disabilities and neurodegenerative diseases, determines the consequences associated with the conditions, and seeks cures and treatments.

Viruses in Groundwater

Kenneth Bradbury, program leader in Hydrogeology at the Wisconsin Geological & National History Survey, plumbs the depths of our groundwater to detect and track viruses that can contaminate our drinking water.

The June 5, 2012 Transit of Venus

Sanjay Limaye, senior scientist at the Space Science & Engineering Center at UW-Madison, discusses the unusual occurrence of the transit, or eclipse, of Venus. Occurring in pairs separated by eight years, the transit occurs when Earth and Venus are situated in their orbital positions just right, every 115 years.

Community Turnover Across Space and Time

Jessica Blois, a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Geography at UW-Madison, discusses how species and communities will respond to climate change in the future. Blois explores the validity of the assumption that links between ecological patterns and climate across space can be used to model ecological changes in response to climate change over time.

Targeting the Beta-Cell in Diabetes Therapeutics

Michelle Kimple, an assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at UW-Madison, discusses the role of the insulin-producing beta-cell in the pathophysiology of diabetes, particularly type 2 (obesity-related) diabetes, and the mechanisms of action of established and novel diabetes therapeutics that act on the beta-cell.

History of Neurology at the UW

Andrew Waclawik, a professor in the Department of Neurology at UW-Madison, introduces clinical neurology by way of its historical background. Waclawik reviews the origins of the new clinical specialty in the 19th century in major European medical centers, and presents the history of neurology at the University of Wisconsin.

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