Nurse shortage, Northern lights in Wisconsin, Plant breeding

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A health care worker receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot
In this Oct. 5, 2021, photo, a health care worker receives a Pfizer COVID-19 booster shot at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami. Lynne Sladky/AP Photo

We tackle Wisconsin’s shortage of nurses with the help of a nursing professor. Then, an astronomy magazine editor shares how to see the northern lights in Wisconsin. Later, we learn more about UW-Madison’s plant breeding program and research with a horticulture professor.

Featured in this Show

  • Combating Wisconsin's shortage of nurses

    The Wisconsin Hospital Association released its latest annual health care workforce report. We look at just how severe the state’s nursing shortage has gotten and how to reduce the problem.

  • Seeing the aurora borealis in the Midwest

    The northern lights aren’t just for the North Pole — sometimes, if you’re lucky, you can catch them in the Midwest, too. We learn how to see the northern lights in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan.

  • Inside UW's Plant Breeding and Genetics Program

    UW is on its way to building a new Plant Germplasm Research Facility. We learn about what the school’s plant breeding program does, and how this new building will further their goals.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Jennifer Doering Guest
  • David Eicher Guest
  • Irwin Goldman Guest

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