Planet Hunters, Road Funding Solutions, Nordic Cooking In The Midwest

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Volunteer planet hunters observed a star recently that made the world ask, “Do aliens really exist?” We get the story behind the group and the star they’ve been watching. We also look at some easy-to-make Nordic recipes, and talk to a state lawmaker about possible solutions for Wisconsin’s road-funding issues.

Featured in this Show

  • Planet Hunters: Citizen Scientists

    Last month’s news that astronomers may have found giant alien ‘megastructures’ orbiting a star couldn’t have happened without the help of a group of “citizen scientists” whose eyes may be better at finding planets than algorithms designed to do so. We talk with the director of the Planet Hunters project.

  • State Leaders Exploring Long-Term Road Funding Options

    State lawmakers say they’re serious about finding a long-term fix for Wisconsin’s road funding problem, which could mean toll roads or an increase in vehicle registrations. A state representative joins us to talk about the options, and the difficulty of getting everybody on the same page.

  • Food Friday: The Nordic Cookbook

    Many immigrants from Nordic countries settled in Wisconsin, and many of the culture’s food traditions are still practiced in the state today. A Swedish author shares recipes and cooking tips from “The Nordic Cookbook.”

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • KP Whaley Producer
  • Matt Oleson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Debra Fischer Guest
  • John Nygren Guest
  • Magnus Nilsson Guest

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