WI News Roundup, UW Professor Grows Plants In Space, Car Trends For 2018

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Scientists at UW-Madison have been experimenting with growing plants in space since the 1960s. We talk with one UW-professor who has been leading a team of researchers. We also take a look at need-to-know news stories in Wisconsin this week, and discuss car trends we’ll see in 2018.

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  • State News Roundup for January 19, 2018

    Governor Walker has called for a special session of the state legislature to pass his proposed reforms to welfare programs. His ideas include work requirements for parents receiving food stamps and drug testing for those in public housing. A news editor gives us the details on that and other stories from around Wisconsin.

  • UW Botany Professor Grows Plants In Space

    Since the 1960s, scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have been studying how plants will grow in space. We talk with a Professor of Botany at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, who has been leading a research team to study the effects of growing plants in a zero gravity environment.

  • The Top Automotive Trends For 2018

    One of the biggest automotive events of the year is currently taking place in the Motor City. The North American International Auto Show…perhaps better known as the Detroit auto show…is wrapping up its first week, giving car enthusiasts and buyers a solid glimpse into what automakers have in store for the coming year, and beyond. A car expert weighs in on the top auto trends heading our way.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Rob Mentzer Guest
  • Simon Gilroy Guest
  • Todd Lassa Guest

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