Frac Sand Mining, Life-Saving Sandals, Technology Is Good For Us

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Rob Ferrett looks at frac sand mining in the past year, explores how sandals can save lives, and learns how technology is changing the way we think.

Featured in this Show

  • A Big Year For Frac Sand In Wisconsin

    Frac sand–the sand used for natural gas and oil fracking–is a booming industry in Wisconsin, generating jobs and fears of health and environmental risks. A WPR reporter tells us why 2013 was a big year for frac sand in the state.

  • Saving Lives With Better Flip-Flops

    A Wisconsin researcher is working to fight disease in Africa by developing a better flip-flop. He joins the show to explain why an everyday item could be a life-saver.

  • How Technology Is Making Us Smarter

    Technology is changing the way we think…and according to one writer, it’s for the better.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rich Kremer Guest
  • Tony Goldberg Guest
  • Clive Thompson Guest