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Cranes: Ambassadors for Conservation

Richard Beilfuss, President and CEO of the International Crane Foundation, discusses the connection between cranes and the health of ecosystems and watersheds around the world. Beilfuss shares stories of the work being done in Wisconsin to recover and stabilize the endangered species of cranes.

Speech Changes in Early Alzheimer’s

Kimberly Mueller, Associate Researcher at the Wisconsin Alzheimer's Institute at UW-Madison, discusses how analyzing everyday speech may provide early detection of cognitive decline.

The Discovery of Niacin at UW-Madison

Dave Nelson, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Biochemistry at UW-Madison, discusses the identification of a new vitamin found in fresh meat and yeast by Conrad Arnold Elvehjem at UW-Madison in 1937. Elvehjem’s experiments proved that nicotinic acid, also known as niacin or vitamin B3, was a cure for pellagra.

Science for the People: Visnshaft in Yiddish

Tony Michels, Director of the Center for Jewish Studies at UW-Madison, explores Visnshaft, a movement designed to bring the entirety of scholarly knowledge to the Jewish immigrant community in Yiddish, their native language.

Shaking the Dinosaur Family Tree

David Lovelace, Museum Scientist in the Department of Geoscience at UW-Madison, shares findings from vertebrate paleontologists which shed new light on the biology and evolutionary history of dinosaurs.

EatStreet

Matt Howard, CEO and Co-Founder of EatStreet, provides a step by step account of how EatStreet, a national online food ordering service, was created. Howard, a UW-Madison graduate, was recently named to the Forbes 30 under 30 Consumer Technology list.

Building Technology Startups in Wisconsin

Brian Wiegand, Co-founder and CEO of Gravy, interviewed by Jon Eckhardt, Executive Director of the Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship, discusses his journey as an entrepreneur and offers suggestions for finding success.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurship Showcase

Zach Halmstad, Partner at Jamf, Alex Kubicek, Co-founder and CEO of Understory, and Kristen Berman, Co-founder and Principal of Common Cents Lab, share stories of how they became successful entrepreneurs.

Jews and the Science of "Race" in America

Eric Goldstein, Director of the Institute for Jewish Studies at Emory University, discusses the classification of Jews as the “Hebrew race” in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Goldstein explores the categorizing of immigrant ethnic groups as a means of organizing and understanding each group’s place in society.

Supercomputer Modeling of Tornadoes

Leigh Orf, Associate Scientist in the Department of Space Science and Engineering at UW-Madison, discusses how supercomputer modeling provides a means to better understand how tornadoes are formed. Orf explains the anatomy of a supercell thunderstorm and how it can become a tornado.

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