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2013 Cabin Fever Lectures
The 2013 series is completed but each lecture may be revisited on the University of Wisconsin CourseCasting site
Wednesday, February 6th
What’s Going On With Badger Ammo?
Mike Mossman, wildlife and forestry research scientist with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, will share his passion and research on the human history and ecological significance of the Badger Army Ammunition Plant. Key decisions about the future uses of Badger are being made early in 2013. Delve into current proposals and learn how you can constructively participate in this project.
Mike Mossman's talk is podcast at The University of Wisconsin CourseCasting Site.
Thursday, February 21st
Expanding Metal Mining?
Issues for Communities
Significant changes are being made in Wisconsin’s metallic mining laws this spring. Kerry Schumann, executive director of the Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters, will share her experience of working with colleagues and communities in northern Wisconsin to maintain our state’s tradition of protecting water quality, quantity, and the health of its citizens. Her organization’s efforts helped slow down and give state legislators time to consider all stakeholders before changing Wisconsin’s mining laws.
Wednesday, March 6th
Owning Up - How Co-ops Foster Sustainability
Around the country, people are hungering for different ways of doing business and working. Courtney Berner, outreach specialist with the UW-Center for Cooperatives will explain how cooperatives differ from investor-owned firms and share examples of how cooperative businesses are being used in a variety of industries to meet community needs and address some of the world’s most pressing challenges—including several right here in Sauk County.
Thursday, March 21st
Who Controls the Ore?
Metal Mining Policy in Context
The recent focus on metallic minerals and their potential development in Wisconsin puts a new spin on how to develop mining policy. Thomas Evans, a geologist with the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey will share his extensive knowledge of Wisconsin mining laws and discuss current issues in the development of metallic mining policy, the basis for the policy in the recent past, and the rationale for changing that policy today and what it means for us and other Wisconsin citizens.
Dr. Evans' lecture is podcast at The University of Wisconsin CourseCasting Site.
Overall Support for the Cabin Fever Lecture Series provided by the Baraboo Rotary Club, Alliant Energy Foundation, UW-Extension Arts & Culture Committee, and the members of Baraboo Range Preservation Association.
Additional sponsorship was provided for:
Lecture #1 by: Little Village Café, Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei Law Firm, Bananaboat Advertising & Graphics, and Bill Mossman.
Lecture #2 by: Johnsen Insurance, Village Booksmith, Viney & Viney Attorneys at Law, and Anonymous
Lecture #3 by: The Grainary, Edward Jones Investments-Tim Borota, and Hiroshi & Arlene Kanno
Lecture #4 by: Baraboo Valley Veterinary Clinic, Radio Shack – Nancy Vodak, and Terrence & Barbara McCormick
2011 and 2012 Cabin Fever Lectures
You may reprise the 2011 and 2012 lectures by podcast at The University of Wisconsin CourseCasting Site.
2012 Cabin Fever podcasts include:
John Farrell's Lecture - "Transitioning to Energy Self-Reliant Communities"
Tom Eggert's Lecture - "Getting Leaner & Greener: Wisconsin Business Innovation"
John Grant Abert's Lecture - "Slow Money: Investing As If Food, Farms, & Fertility Mattered"
Prof. Benjamin Zuckerberg's Lecture - "Birds, Forests, and Climate Change Adaptation"
2011 Cabin Fever podcasts include:
Dr. Ikerd's lectures - "Sustainability: Economy, Community and Prosperity" presented at the Baraboo Arts Building and Sustainable Capitalism" presented at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County. Introducing Dr. Ikerd is Professor Thomas Kriegl of the UW Center for Dairy Profitability, Madison, Wisconsin
Dr. Magnuson's lecture - "Climate Change in Wisconsin: Learning To Adapt".
Ken Lange's lecture - "Devil's Lake State Park - 100 and Counting" Mr. Lange's Lecture is introduced by naturalist/artist and ecological cartoonist, Todd Persche.
Dr. Nancy Langston's lecture - "Building Local Resiliency for an Uncertain Future"
In addition you might be interested in a lecture by Higley and Hanson on the Public Service Commission process and projected electrical needs and Chris Miller's Piedmont, Virginia experience with power distribution lines as related to the proposed ATC Badger-Coulee Line.
All podcasts are courtesy of the University of Wisconsin - Baraboo/Sauk County Library
Contact David Wernecke at 355-7512 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions.
Baraboo Arts Building, 323 Water Street, in Baraboo, Wisconsin
From Madison via Highway 12, turn right at the second stop light you get to upon entering the Baraboo area (the first stoplight is left turn only into Menards’ parking lot). Follow South Blvd./Business 12 approximately 2 miles, going under the railroad trestle and crossing the Baraboo River. At the first stoplight, turn right onto Water St. Follow Water St. until you get to a stop sign, continue straight for a block and a half. The Baraboo Arts Building is on your left.
From I-90/94, take Hwy. 33 west into Baraboo. Turn left at the first stoplight (East St.) and go south eight blocks. At the second stop sign, turn left onto Water St., and the Baraboo Arts Building will be on your left.