Today is the opening day of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and will wrap up this Thursday, July 21. On today’s A Public Affair, Patty discusses the presidential campaigns and the Republican National Convention with David Canon, Chair of the University of Wisconsin Department of Political Science.
The North American Conference for Conservation Biology will meet in Madison next week, July 17-20, at the Monona Terrace. Conference attendees will also be out on field trips, including bird watching, kayaking, and visiting the Baraboo Hills. What is conservation biology? To discuss this and the conference Patty Peltekos talks with Caitlin Williamson and Jamie […]
On this Independence Day edition of A Public Affair, Patty Peltekos talks with Dawn Anahid MacKeen about her new book, “The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey.” MacKeen’s book is a thoroughly researched, yet very personal history of the Armenian genocide. In “The Hundred-Year Walk,” MacKeen writes of two journeys over the same terrain: she retells […]
In 2014, the state of Vermont enacted a law – Act 120 – that requires labels on products containing genetically engineered ingredients, that goes into effect July 1. Foods for sale in Vermont that contain genetically engineered ingredients will be required to carry the wording “produced with genetic engineering.” Today we’re talking GMO food labeling […]
Today Patty Peltekos talks with the candidates for the WORT Board of Directors. The WORT Annual meeting will be held this Saturday, June 25, from 10-1 pm. The eleven people who make up the board set WORT’s overall goals, priorities, and policies regarding the facility, equipment, committees, staff, volunteers, and programming of the station. The […]
How do today’s plant breeding decisions affect the foods of tomorrow? Today Patty discusses plant breeding and producing healthy organic seeds and plants with Dr. Erin Silva, an associate professor of plant pathology at UW-Madison. Dr. Silva’s program focuses broadly on organic agricultural production, including vegetables, row crops and pastures. Her work includes selecting vegetable […]