Promoting Black-owned businesses, Connecting science and art

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Gloved hand picks up tray of blood and urine samples.
In this photo taken Monday, Sept. 30, 2013, Stephanie Gomez, a research assistant at Inova Translational Medicine Institute, works with urine and blood samples from a baby in a laboratory at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va. The samples are part of a large study to fully map the genes of newborns. Carolyn Kaster/ AP Photo

We talk with the founder of Wisconsin’s Black Chamber of Commerce about plans to create 3,000 new Black-owned businesses. Then, we hear from UW-Madison artist and geneticist Ahna Skop about blending the STEM field with artistry.

Featured in this Show

  • The plan to create 3,000 new businesses owned by Black people

    The Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce has a goal of creating 3,000 new businesses owned by Black people in the next two years. We talk with the chamber’s founder and executive director about the plan and why it matters.

  • A UW-Madison geneticist merges science and art

    Among 120 life-size, orange statues of women scientists that stood last month on the National Mall in Washington D.C. was the likeness of Ahna Skop, a UW-Madison geneticist and artist. We talk to Skop about the connections between art and science.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Joel Patenaude Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Ruben Hopkins Guest
  • Ahna Skop Guest

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