Lauren Azar, former WI Public Service Commissioner and Department of Energy Advisor discusses her Grid 2030 report. The conversation with the hosts of the Wisconsin Energy Broadcast includes an overview of the grid, new developments in microgrids, and the threats to the current grid infrastructure.
A few weeks ago we featured a discussion between PNM Producer Jake Walters and Caltech theoretical physicist Sean Carroll. Unfortunately, we didn’t have the opportunity to air its entirety. Tonight, we’ll get the chance to do just that as we dive deep into the reasoning behind scientific knowledge and humanity’s ultimate place in the universe.
Let’s say you’re at an interview for your dream job. The salary, the benefits, the work – which is, of course, something science related – is all perfect. The hiring manager initiates with the age-old, “So, tell me about yourself.” Nervous and searching your mind for the perfect answer you say, “Oh me? I’m an […]
The question of what is “right” and what is “wrong” is about as commonplace and pedestrian as philosophical debates get. Some point to an inherent and universal moral compass that guides all of our ethical decision-making, while others gravitate towards a more relative approach that calls into question whether anything can be ultimately right or […]
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka talks to UW-Madison graduate students Alicia Wright, Beto Orellano-Campos, and Seneca Sharp about their research across the journalism, mass communication, and counseling psychology departments. Despite the three different disciplines, the conversation unveils common threads around how language is used to shape a narrative, persuade someone to take on healthy […]
In this episode, reporter Matthew Zmudka interviews science educator Kenji Yoshino, who gained fame in 2013 for creating a simple design to turn an iPhone into a high-powered microscope. The two discuss tinkering, science education, and the maker community. After listening, check out his microscope conversion over on Instructables.