What do concrete buildings, roads, stained-glass windows, and your computer screen have in common? They’re all made from sand. Sand is like the cell structure of the built environment. And it turns out we’re running out of it. On today’s episode, Patty talks with journalist Vince Beiser about this oft-overlooked natural resource and commodity: sand. Over […]
How is Madison keeping its roads safe this winter? Are there any alternatives to road salt? What about sand? Cheese brine? Listen to this edition of A Public Affair to find out more!
Bigger, heavier and more frequent freight trains are now rolling through Central Wisconsin. Why? They’re hauling away Wisconsin sand, and it’s all due to the frack-sand industry. The Center for Investigative Journalism’s Taylor Chase has the story.