Student podcast recognized by NPR, America’s hardest jobs, Research on daddy longlegs, Carbon neutral parks

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Viroqua High School student Aven Pedersen fastens her gear before participating in a live burn exercise Saturday, Oct. 23, 2023, in Sparta, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

A UW-Madison student tells us about his podcast on changing technology. Then, a Washington Post columnist and a member of the Milwaukee Fire Department talk about America’s hardest jobs. Then, we explore new research on daddy longlegs. Then, we discuss efforts to make national parks along Lake Superior carbon neutral.

Featured in this Episode

  • UW-Madison student recognized by NPR for podcast

    Mechanical engineering and communications double major Jack Ohly produces “All Good Things,” a podcast about how technology changes over time. We talk with Ohly, who took part in NPR’s College Podcast Challenge and was named one of this year’s finalists.

  • The country’s toughest jobs

    The Social Security Administration recently funded an effort to update job descriptions for the first time in decades. A Washington Post data crunched the data and explains the country’s toughest jobs. Plus, we talk to a Milwaukee firefighter about one of the most physically demanding jobs.

  • New research finds daddy longlegs have additional eyes

    Researchers discovered daddy longlegs have more eyes than initially thought. We talk with a pair of scientists who worked on the discovery.

  • Apostle Islands, Lake Superior national parks to go carbon neutral

    National parks along Lake Superior have plans to go entirely carbon neutral. We talk with the chief of the parks’ leading philanthropic partner about the plans and the upcoming tourism season.

Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Jack Ohly Guest
  • Andrew Van Dam Guest
  • Carlos Velazquez Guest
  • Prashant Sharma Guest
  • Guilherme Gainett Guest
  • Tom Irvine Guest
  • Keegan Kyle Executive Producer
  • Avery Lea Rogers Producer
  • Joe Tarr Producer
  • Royce Podeszwa Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director

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