Ancient dugout canoes, Recovery high schools, New funding for dementia research, DeLorean in a Wisconsin barn

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A canoe is placed on a raft in the lake. Crew members on either side help guide it to shore.
A crew transports a 3,000-year-old canoe across Lake Mendota on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, before bringing it ashore at Spring Harbor Beach in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Archaeologists detail ancient Native American canoes recovered from Wisconsin’s lakes. Then, we learn about schools geared toward helping students with substance-abuse disorders. Then, we hear from the leader of an Alzheimer’s disease and dementia study. Then, the owner of a DeLorean restoration shop talks about a recent find in a Wisconsin barn.

Featured in this Episode

  • Nearly 100 ancient dugout canoes found in Wisconsin so far

    In less than six years, the number of dugout canoes known to exist in Wisconsin rose from 11 to nearly 100. Locating and studying these vessels, ranging from about 150 to 4,000 years old, is the mission of the Wisconsin Dugout Canoe Survey Project. The two researchers heading up the effort join us.

  • We explore schools aimed at helping students recover from substance abuse

    As opioid-related deaths continue to increase, Wisconsin’s only recovery high school struggles to meet demand. But with the latest state budget including $500,000 to fund new and existing schools, we hear from the Association of Recovery Schools on helping students with substance-use disorder. 

  • UW-Madison researchers to receive $150 million for Alzheimer's study

    The National Institutes for Health is awarding a $150 million grant to UW-Madison researchers to study how Alzheimer’s and other dementias are affecting the brain. We talk with the study leader about Alzheimer’s and the future of dementia research. 

  • 43-year-old DeLorean found in barn near Waukesha

    The owner of a DeLorean restoration service in northern Illinois found a model of the early-1980s car sitting in a barn near Waukesha with fewer than 1,000 miles on the odometer. A DeLorean enthusiast and business owner tells us about efforts to restore this collector car.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Tamara Thomsen Guest
  • Sissel Schroeder Guest
  • Michael Durchslag Guest
  • Sterling Johnson Guest
  • Michael McElhattan Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Mackenzie Krumme Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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