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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

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

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

Dave Desimone

Dave Desimone is the director of Black Point Estate and Gardens for the Wisconsin Historical Society. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in public history from Kent State University. Desimone has ... read more

Date: 3 Mon, Apr 26-May 10, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Platform: Zoom

Mark Savage
Jeannee Sacken
Dave Desimone

Fee: $20

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: SPRI:172

Registration opens Tue, Jan 12, 2021.