Aquaponics In Wisconsin, Basic Phone Calls Boom, Coronavirus Research Literacy

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We learn about opportunities aquaponics may offer farmers in Wisconsin to transition from less viable work. Then we talk to a reporter about people returning to the plain-old phone call during social distancing restrictions. And an infectious disease expert helps us develop some coronavirus literacy for understanding new research as results are released.

Featured in this Show

  • Aquaponics In The Age Of Climate Change

    Wisconsin is home to both large and small aquaponics facilities. We learn the logistics of these operations and how they may be an option for former dairy farmers. As climate change impacts the world’s food sources, we examine how aquaponics could play a role in food security.

  • Traditional Phone Calls Surge In Recent Weeks

    With most of the nation sheltering in place and avoiding in-person socializing, phone call volume has increased. A New York Times technology reporter joins us to share details on the surge in phone calls, and we examine what is contributing to the craving for traditional one-on-one conversations.

  • Coronavirus Research: What Does That Study Actually Mean?

    New studies are coming out on the coronavirus all the time, but how do you know when to put stock in them, and how to understand what their findings really mean? We ask an infectious disease specialist from Mayo Clinic.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Chris Hartleb Guest
  • Cecilia Kang Guest
  • Dr. Nipunie Rajapakse Guest