“Predators are a natural part of our environment and they perform an important ecological role,” says Professor Adrian Treves. On today’s episode, Patty talks with Professor Treves, founder of the Carnivore Coexistence Lab, about a number of issues surrounding wildlife predators. They discuss predator population management and the high rates of poaching in the United […]
What are fireline archaeologists and what is their role in firefighting and other disaster management? We learn about this profession on today’s episode with guest Dave Lowe, who works for the US Forest Service and is one of two fireline archaeologists in the state of Wisconsin. Over the course of the hour, he and Patty […]
As part of her annual year-in-review series, Patty is once again joined in the studio by Dee Hall, co-founder and managing editor at the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. For today’s episode, they discuss some highlights from WisWatch’s work in 2018.
For today’s special Christmas Eve edition of the show, Patty is joined in the studio by Jim Leary, UW–Madison professor emeritus of folklore and Scandinavian studies. Jim was recently nominated for a Grammy award in the Best Album Notes category for his work on the album Alpine Dreaming: The Helvetia Records Story, 1920–1924, released this year […]
“We’re losing control of our food system,” says Michael S. Carolan, sociologist and author of The Food Sharing Revolution. For today’s episode, Patty speaks with Michael about his research on the role of food in the sharing economy. They talk about food production—and how corporations are consolidating the food system—along with food consumption, including cultures […]
It’s a celebration of books! Patty is joined in the studio by Joanne Berg and Jayne Rowsam of independent bookstore Mystery to Me for their annual chat about the year in books. They discuss surviving the Monroe Street construction as a small business, the bookstore’s involvement in the Wisconsin Book Festival, and their support of […]