New Fungi Technology, Lumberjack Songs, The Financial Health Of Americans

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The lumberjack camps of 19th and early 20th Century Wisconsin produced more than timber. They were also wellsprings of unique music. A researcher shares some of the most interesting lumberjack tunes he’s discovered. New numbers show that half of Americans spend their entire paycheck, or more, after receiving it. We hear where the money is going and what it means for the economy. We also learn about UW’s new method of researching fungi that could speed up the discovery of new medicines.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Nancy Keller Guest
  • Jim Leary Guest
  • Jennifer Tescher Guest

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