Episode Schedule


September 23/24, 2017 (ITO 1601) Soybean Sustainability

Follow our hosts and Coolbean, the coolest soybean around, as they discover the ways that the soybean industry is environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable. What does the future hold for soybeans? Watch to find out!

Sept 30/Oct 01, 2017  (ITO 1301) Here Fishy-Fishy

This episode explores the mysterious world of Wisconsin’s only living fossil – the lake sturgeon.  Ongoing conservation and restoration programs shared between Native American tribes and the DNR, combine the latest in technology with tradition to ensure the future of this remarkable giant fish.

Oct 07/08, 2017 (ITO 1302) Chemistry of Life

This episode unravels some of the foundational chemistry that affects everything on planet earth. It begins with the primary conversion of simple chemicals into complex compounds that form the building blocks of all life. Using the further conversions that occur in a dairy cow, the ITO team decodes how plant material is converted to a variety of dairy-related foods that impact our lives.

Oct 14/15, 2017 (ITO 1202) Wetlands Wisdom

Join our adventure team as they wade into the murky science of understanding our wetlands workings and ecosystems. They paddle, splash, and probe their way across various wetlands to discover the water cycles, ecology, and human influences that impact Wisconsin wetlands.

Oct 21/22, 2017 (ITO 1504) A River Reborn

A team of students explores the history and future of humanity’s relationship with the Boardman River. A story unfolds about the challenges of trying to turn back the hands of time by removing dams to once again connect the river with the waters of Lake Michigan.  This show weaves together Native American values, the views of a changing society, and the unspoken voices of nature’s populations of “environmental citizen’s” whose lives are interwoven with… the rebirth of a river.

Oct 28/29, 2017 (ITO 1702) The Science Of Modern Biofuels

Did you ever consider the fact that the fuel in your car’s gas tank is mostly ancient sequestered carbon about 400 million years old?  But part of that mixture is also modern recycled carbon made from today’s renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel.  In this show you’ll discover how science and technology can convert corn, corn oil, beef fat and even used French-fry grease into modern biofuels. No, you can’t put corn into your gas tank but you can learn how engineers convert the stored energy in a kernel of corn into high-octane fuel that makes your engine run smoother while reducing the percentage of greenhouse gas from your exhaust.


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