Perpetual Notion Machine
Jim Lattis, director of the UW Space Place, has been a frequent guest on the Perpetual Notion Machine. How many times has it been? 20, 30 times? Maybe not that many, but he’s back on this special pledge drive edition of PNM. Jim talks with PNM’er Will Cushman about the things that will be happening […]
The City of Madison is in its 3rd year of the solar trainee installer program. The 2018 class of solar installers (Hattie, Valerie and Eric) stopped by the studio to talk about their experiences on the rooftops of Madison. Matt Parks and Will McMahon of the City of Madison Engineering Department explained that the City […]
In this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, PNM’s hunter/gatherer Lincoln Tice explores the search for wild edibles, or in other words, foraging. With a little bit of education, anyone can find edible plants and fruits right from their own backyard or neighborhood. Lincoln’s guest is Kelly Schwartz, who just happens to also be a […]
Deep in the tropical forests of Gombe National Park in Tanzania, chimpanzees wander in relative abundance, and Michael Johnson isn’t far behind. He follows chimpanzees through the treetops to capture the day-to-day sounds they use to communicate: howling, screeching and the infamous pant-hoot. He does all this in an effort to learn whether chimps have […]
Well, it looks like Spring has finally arrived, so long as we’re done with sudden bouts of cold and snow (knock on wood!). So, this episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine welcomes back the birds of Spring! PNM producer Lincoln Tice talks with ornithologist Anna Pidgeon from UW-Madison’s forest and wildlife ecology. She discusses some […]
Vanessa Tutos of EDP Renewables talks with Nan and Heather about the 98 MW Quilt Block Wind Farm in Layfayette County. Also thanks to Renew WI for sharing the good news from the PSC about the Focus on Energy program!