Shark research, BIPOC birding, U.S. literacy shortfalls

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Wisconsin native Kaylee Scidmore-Rossing works with the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology’s shark lab to tag and track sharks (Photo courtesy of Julia Hartl)

We talk to a Wisconsin native who now does research with sharks in Hawaii. Then, we learn more about a club trying to make bird watching more accessible for people of all backgrounds. Later, a literacy advocate shares how the U.S. is falling behind in reading and what we can do about it.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin native helping track sharks with Hawaii research lab

    A woman from Wisconsin is among those doing research with the shark lab at the University of Hawaii. She was part of a group featured on the show “Maui Shark Mystery” on National Geographic. We learn more about how she and her team track sharks around the islands.

  • BIPOC birding club welcomes all to improve birding skills, create community

    Created in 2021, the BIPOC Birding Club of Wisconsin works to bring together people who want to connect over their love of birding. A member of the club joins us to talk about how the club was founded and its plans for the future.

  • How America's literacy problems start at an early age

    About one in six American adults has low literacy. The U.S. doesn’t rank high globally on literacy. Our guest explains why the roots of this crisis are in infancy and early childhood, and what to do about it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Kaylee Scidmore-Rossing Guest
  • Dexter Patterson Guest
  • Maya Smart Guest
  • Rob Ferrett Interviewer

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