Spring Potpourri IV
Apr 26–From Powerlocks to Autonomous Pods
Cars and trucks have gone from simple mechanical vehicles that move us around to high-tech electronics rich vehicles that not only move us, but entertain us and surround us with safety and luxury. Years ago that meant power windows and door locks, now it’s hot spots, navigation systems and autonomous driving systems.
Presenter: Mark Savage
May 3–The Great Elephant Migration
Some 150,000 elephants roam the wild trans-frontier corridor between Botswana’s Chobe National Park and Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park. Each year in the height of the dry season, they migrate hundreds of miles in search of water. Follow along as matriarchs lead their sometimes immense families to ancient waterholes. Learn about the biology and social behavior of the largest land mammals on earth. And discover a few other critters along the way! Safari gear optional.
Presenter: Jeannee Sacken
May 10–The Great War: Anti-German Hysteria and Conflict on the Home Front
Given Wisconsin’s large German-American population, anti-German hysteria had a significant impact on our state. This program will look at the national, regional, local and personal responses to the outbreak of war in 1914 and subsequent U.S. involvement in 1917.
Presenter: Dave Desimone
Mark Savage has been a journalist for 40+ years and an auto writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and now WUWM’s website for 30+ years. He writes his weekly new car review column, Savage On Wheels, for WUWM and his ... read more
Jeannee Sacken is a former English professor who now freelances as a documentary photographer and writer, telling stories through images and words. Together with Michael Briselli, they travel to the ends of the earth, from Mongolia and Antarctica to Zimbabwe ... read more