Coming Back To Math, Madison’s Chazen Museum Wide Open, Losing Billions Of Birds In America

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Sage grouse habitat in Idaho
This Aug. 15, 2019 photo shows a juniper tree cut down as part of a giant project to remove junipers encroaching on sagebrush habitat needed by imperiled sage grouse in southwestern Idaho. The Bruneau-Owyhee Sage-Grouse Habitat Project aims to remove junipers on 965 square miles (2,500 square kilometers) of state and federal land in Owyhee County. (AP Photo/Keith Ridler)

We hear from a mathematician who’s trying to make Americans more math-friendly. We also ask the director of a Madison art museum why it’s the most “open” in the country. And, amid a new North America bird loss report, we learn about which species of birds Wisconsin has lost.

Featured in this Show

  • Separating Fear From Math

    We talk to a mathematician and musian about her crusade to cure America of its math phobia.

  • Madison's Chazen Art Museum Now The Most 'Open' In The Country

    After expanding its daily hours, the Chazen Museum of Art on the UW-Madison campus is now the most “open” art museum in the country. We talk with the Chazen’s director about why the change was made and what’s in store for visitors.

  • New Study Finds A Loss Of Three Billion Birds In North America

    North America lost nearly three billion birds over the last 50 years, according to a new report from Science. The decline of roughly 30 percent of the population is being blamed on habitat loss, climate change, and more. We talk to a Wisconsin DNR research scientist about bird loss in the state.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Eugenia Cheng Guest
  • Amy Gilman Guest
  • Ryan Brady Guest

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