May 3, The UniverCity Alliance in Central Wisconsin

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Green grass and a blue sky surround Bascom Hall.
The sun shines on Bascom Hill on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, at UW-Madison in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

An innovative program at UW-Madison is connecting communities throughout Wisconsin to education, outreach, technical assistance and research to help local governments solve challenges and improve livability and wellbeing. UniverCity Alliance, a member of the Educational Partnerships for Innovation in Communities Network, is already working with cities including Eau Claire, River Falls, Wausau and Waupaca, but is continuing to seek new partnerships to help enhance life for residents throughout the state.

Shereen Siewert welcomes Waupaca City Administrator Aaron Jenson, UniverCity Alliance Managing Director Gavin Luter and Angela Kita, associate director of the University of Wisconsin Center for Innovation in Engineering Education, to discuss the program and what communities are learning from these unique partnerships.

Episode Credits

  • Shereen Siewert Host
  • Gavin Luter Guest
  • Ezra Wall Executive Producer
  • Joy Ratchkramer Producer