Wisconsin cave exploring, Lyme disease prevention, Life-sustaining planets

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Cave of the Mounds
Cave of the Mounds. Anna Hesser. (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

A cave exploration expert gives us tips on spelunking in Wisconsin. Then, a state health official shares ways to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease. Later, we talk to a Wisconsin researcher looking into the possibility of other planets sustaining life.

Featured in this Show

  • Spelunking around the state

    There are more than 400 documented public and private caves in Wisconsin. We talk to a speleological expert about exploring — and protecting — these natural treasures.

  • How to prevent tick bites and Lyme disease

    May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, and we talk to a Vectorborne Disease Epidemiologist about how to avoid tick bites this summer.

  • Research explores the possibility of life on other planets

    Research happening in Wisconsin studying the biology of early Earth shows there is the possibility of life on other planets. A bacteriologist tells us about the research and talks us through its ethics.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Kasey Fiske Guest
  • Rebecca Osborn Guest
  • Betül Kaçar Guest

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