Birch Thefts In Northern Wisconsin, How Algorithms Help Us Live Smart And Happy, Caring For Those With Alzheimer’s

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There has been a spike in thefts of birch saplings in northern Wisconsin and Minnesota. We get the latest after a meeting today of concerned forestry managers and law enforcement officials. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s Disease is a long and taxing emotional process. A former Governor of Wisconsin has written a book about his wife’s struggles with Alzheimer’s, and he joins us to discuss how their relationship changed with the illness. Algorithms may seem like something for computer systems or mathematicians, but we actually use them to make decisions on a daily basis. That’s according to our guest, who shares how algorithms help us live a smarter and happier life.

Featured in this Show

  • Birch Trees A Target In Northern Wisconsin Thefts

    Birch saplings are being targeted by thieves in Northern Wisconsin and Minnesota who see a market to sell the saplings for decorative items. We’ll talk about what the illegal cuttings mean for forestry and law enforcement.

  • Using Algorithms To Think Smarter And Live Happier

    Algorithmic thinking may seem like something math whizzes do, but a data scientist says we actually all use complex math every day. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to pair our socks in the laundry, figure out which restaurant to prioritize for dinner, or keep up with our email load. He shares how to use algorithms to our best advantage.

  • Life As An Alzheimer's Caregiver

    Life as an Alzheimer’s caregiver can be stressful physically and emotionally. Former governor of Wisconsin Martin Schreiber tells the story of his wife’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and his relationship with the person she was and the person she became later in life.

    Are you caring for a loved one? What do you wish you had known going in, and what advice would you share with others? Do you struggle to take care of yourself while also making sure that your loved ones needs are met?

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Interviewer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Ali Almossawi Guest
  • Gov. Martin Schreiber Guest

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