Citizen science, Solar eclipse, Holiday brunch, Modern novels

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This March 9, 2016 file photo shows a total solar eclipse in Belitung, Indonesia. AP Photo

A program is recruiting citizen scientists to help make weather forecasts more accurate. Also, we learn more about the upcoming solar eclipse that will be visible in some parts of Wisconsin. Then, this week’s edition of Food Friday focuses on Easter brunch. And we learn about a project trying to find the next great American novel.

Featured in this Episode

  • Helping make weather forecasts more accurate

    We learn more about a program looking for citizen scientists in Wisconsin to help make more accurate weather forecasts. Find more information here:

  • What to know about the upcoming solar eclipse

    We hear from an astro-photographer and astronomy enthusiast about the upcoming eclipse. 

  • Food Friday: Planning brunch for spring holidays (Easter, Mother's Day, etc.)

    Ahead of Easter Sunday, we talk to a Wisconsin cookbook author and food writer about how to make the best holiday brunches that’ll be good for Mother’s Day or any occassion.

  • In search of the "Great American Novel"

    Since the mid-nineteenth century, readers have been in search of the “Great American Novel.” A group of literary scholars, critics, and writers recently set out to make a list of books that live up to the name. One of the project editors talks to us about what went into making the list and some of the must-read titles from it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Marquardt Guest
  • Kaitlin Moore Guest
  • Erin Clarke Guest
  • Ellen Cushing Guest
  • Dean Knetter Executive Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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