Sen. Ron Johnson, Michigan seed saver shares preservation advice, Potential of biofuels, Wisconsin Film Festival

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Sen. Ron Johnson holds papers during a congressional subcommittee meeting on Capitol Hill
Committee chairman Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Ct., left, looks on as ranking member Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., speaks during a homeland security and governmental affairs subcommittee hearing on Capitol Hill on Sept. 13, 2023. Amanda Andrade-Rhoades/AP Photo

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson details election results, inflation and more. Then, as Wisconsin gardeners prepare for spring planting, we meet a Michigan seed saver. Then, the Wisconsin Energy Institute shares efforts to make biofuels to power cars and planes. Then, we visit the Wisconsin Film Festival.

Featured in this Episode

  • Sen. Ron Johnson on election results, inflation and more

    Following a listener request for more conversation with U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, we catch up with the Republican from Oshkosh. We talk about the April 2 statewide election, efforts to reduce inflation and other news from Capitol Hill.

  • Saving seeds for future a harvest

    As gardeners and farmers across Wisconsin prepare for the spring planting season, we talk with the owner of Michigan’s Small House Farm about the practice of seed saving.

  • Tapping the energy of biofuels

    Scientists are beginning to unlock the potential of turning plant matter into fuel that can power cars and airplanes, potentially reducing greenhouse emissions. The associate director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute explains the possible benefits and challenges facing the biofuels industry.

  • Wisconsin Film Festival debuts

    The university-sponsored film festival returned Thursday with more than 140 films. Two organizers of the festival join us to discuss highlights and winners of the festival’s “Golden Badger” awards.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Ron Johnson Guest
  • Bevin Cohen Guest
  • Mary Blanchard Guest
  • Ben Reiser Guest
  • Mike King Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Trevor Hook Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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