Algorithms Are Helping You Decide What To Watch Next, Madison’s Bucky Statues Finish Their Season, Explore The Namekagon River

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Heard On The Morning Show

If Amazon is suggesting products you might be interested in buying, it’s likely working off an algorithm and your previous purchases. We discuss how so many of our online decisions are influenced by algorithms and tell you what you need to know about them. We also discuss what happens next for the Bucky Statues that were on display in Madison this summer. And we learn the best spots to kayak or canoe on the Namekagon River.

Featured in this Show

  • How Algorithms Are Making Decisions For Us

    Algorithms are at the core of much of our online experience. What we choose to stream, purchase and read online can all be curated based on information the website’s algorithm has collected about us. We discuss how these algorithms really work and what to do if you’re uncomfortable with giving so much data away.

  • Wisconsin Weekend: Bucky On Parade Edition!

    Statues of Bucky Badger – the mascot of the University of Wisconsin-Madison – made up a public art exhibit in the Madison area over the summer. We learn more about the experience and what’s ahead for the statues during this edition of Wisconsin Weekend!

  • Wisconsin Weekend: Namekagon River

    In this edition of Wisconsin Weekend, we head to northwestern Wisconsin to consider the opportunities for camping, fishing and canoeing on the Namekagon River, known as Wisconsin’s National Moving Park.

Episode Credits

  • Carrie Kaufman Host
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Breann Schossow Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tomi Heimonen Guest

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