Lake Effect's Mitch Teich interviews Dr. Angela Byars-Winston of UW-Madison.
A lot has been written about the effort to attract more women and people of color to what's known as the "STEM" fields - science, technology, engineering, and math. Leaders in all of those fields have spoken of the need to have a future workforce that better reflects the demographics of this country. But where do we actually stand in attracting students to STEM education?
New research shows how quickly and dramatically plants in Wisconsin came under stress this year.
According to the US Department of Agriculture, the drought that has afflicted much of the United States this year has been the most severe in at least 25 years. But the federal agency wants to do more than simply report the bad news.
Earlier on today's show, essayist Kyle Cherek reflected that the word foodie is not just for trendy east or west coasters. It’s a word that can – and is – used to describe people right here in the heartland that are passionate about food, especially locally sourced and prepared food. But eating local doesn’t necessarily mean eating from a culinarytradition that is local.