What New 9/11 Curriculum Could Look Like, Wisconsin Start-Ups During Covid, Invasive Plant Tips

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A U.S. flag hanging from a steel girder, damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center
A U.S. flag hanging from a steel girder, damaged in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center, blows in the breeze at a memorial in Jersey City, N.J., Sept. 11, 2019 as the sun rises behind One World Trade Center building and the re-developed area where the Twin Towers of World Trade Center once stood in New York City on the 18th anniversary of the attacks. J. David Ake/AP Photo

Two UW-Madison researchers share some results of a study looking at how the 9/11 attacks have been taught in schools, and talk about what could be done to improve the lessons. Then we look at the increase and impact of new small businesses in Wisconsin during the pandemic. And an invasive plant expert helps us learn how to spot and eradicate yard invaders like garlic mustard and burdock.

Featured in this Show

  • How To Teach About 9/11

    We discuss recommendations from a nearly two-decade study into curriculum around the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon.

  • How Has The Pandemic Impacted Start-Ups In Wisconsin?

    Amidst the economic upheaval of the pandemic, the number of new start-up businesses has grown nationwide, according to recent federal data. We talk to a Wisconsin expert on economic development about what the trend looks like in the state, and what start-ups mean for the health of the state’s economy.

  • How To Keep Invasive Plants Under Control In Your Yard

    As Wisconsin residents prepare to take on fall yard projects, be on the lookout for invasive plants. We talk about how to identify them, safely remove them and how to minimize the chances of them coming back next year.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Diana Hess Guest
  • Jeremy Stoddard Guest
  • Tessa Conroy Guest
  • Jason Granberg Guest

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