Checking In On The Peach State, Students Step Up To Develop Technology To Help Aging Adults, Mini Loom Created By Wisconsin Professor Make Weaving Fun, Approachable

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A competition for college students focuses on innovation that would improve quality of life for older adults. We talk with the founder. We also take a look at Georgia’s elections this week and the big issues congress will be dealing with in 2021, and we hear from a Wisconsin professor who invented a mini, portable loom for weaving.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At Georgia's Senate Races And Issues Facing Congress In 2021

    Control of the U.S. Senate hangs on two races in Georgia this week. We find out what’s happening in the Peach State and explore issues facing the new Congress in 2021, including COVID-19, the Iran nuclear deal, climate change and more.

  • Student Competition Drives Innovation To Help Older Adults

    We talk with the founder of a virtual student competition aimed at developing new ideas — products, services, systems — to help more elderly people and age-specific problems they’re facing.

  • Professor Creates Mini Loom To Get Off Your Phone And Create With Your Hands

    A Wisconsin professor has created a small, palm-sized loom for weaving on that’s great for weaving for your first time or having more fun with materials for the more experienced. We talk about the ‘why’ behind her mini loom and what she loves about weaving and fiber arts.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Andra Gillespie Guest
  • Susan Gallagher-Lepak Guest
  • Marianne Fairbanks Guest
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director

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