This year’s Green Lands Blue Waters Conference is November 27th and 28th in Madison, and the theme of the conference will surround perennial agriculture and continuous living cover. Monday host Patty Peltekos previews these topics with Randy Jackson, Professor of Grassland Ecology at UW-Madison; Laura Jackson, Professor of Biology at University of Northern Iowa and Director of […]
Patty Peltekos talks about insects with Thelma Heidel-Baker, a Conservation Biological Control Specialist with The Xerces Society. They talk about the decline of insect populations, the ‘difference’ between insects and pests, the way insects support agriculture, and pollinator conservation.
Wildfires are a natural part of forest ecosystems, but even prescribed fires are becoming harder to control. Accidental wildfires are going to burn bigger, faster, and more often in the future, and the current infrastructure to handle those fires is insufficient, says writer and photographer Ed Struzik. He is the author of Firestorm: How Wildfire Will […]
Today, Patty Peltekos focuses on the Women, Food and Agriculture Network. WFAN is having its annual conference in Madison this week, from Thursday, November 2nd to Saturday, November 4th at the Sheraton Madison Hotel. The theme this year is “1997 – 2017: Rooted in History, Growing for the Future.” Patty speaks with Bridget Holcomb, Executive Director […]
Patty interviews co-authors Curt Meine and Keefe Keeley in the studio today. Together they co-wrote The Driftless Reader from University of Wisconsin Press, which explores the cultural heritage and natural landscape of southwestern Wisconsin and the surrounding region. They will be presenting as part of the Wisconsin Book Festival on November 5th at 1PM at Central […]
Andrew Fisher is a food security expert, anti-hunger activist, and an Adjunct Instructor at the Portland State University School of Public Health. His recent book Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti-Hunger Groups from MIT Press describes the way anti-hunger and food insecurity campaigns became intertwined with big business, and what we can […]