In tonight’s episode of the Perpetual Notion Machine, newcomer Kai Brito tackles his second venture into producing and reporting on science. So, he wanted to learn about the level of diversity in the scientific fields. A report by the NSF showed that it’s pretty dismal. Has UW-Madison, and lower public education, helped encourage and train […]
Ecosystem services can be thought of as the resources or benefits we get from nature. As you might expect, urban ecosystem services, then, are those benefits found in urban environments. So, PNM reporter Kai Brito invited Carly Ziter, an urban ecologist and Ph.D candidate at UW-Madison, as his guest on the show. Among her many […]
Madison’s lakes and beaches were closed last week due to toxic algal blooms present in the lake. PNM’s Kai Brito speaks to the director of the UW-Madison Center for Limnology, Steve Carpenter, who says these blooms were one of the worst Madison has ever seen.
You’d think there would be enough news about climate change. I mean, the Perpetual Notion Machine has done their fair share of programs covering the topic, from water and lakes to a land ethic to endangered species to a People’s Climate March. So, in this episode we have TWO stories. PNM’s Will Cushman talks with […]
Madison’s lakes and watershed have had their share of problems. And the scarcity of water out West is nothing new, especially when it concerns the Colorado River. PNM’er Kai Brito caught up with David Owen, the author of the book Where the Water Goes: Life and Death Along the Colorado River. David has also been […]
Here in Madison, technological innovation comes from our entrepreneurs and small businesses. But how does someone with an idea get started? Perhaps at the largest technology fair in the Midwest – Forward Fest 2017, which will be held from Aug. 17 to 24 at various venues. So, the Perpetual Notion Machine has invited three guests […]