The Science of Sustainability

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum

Maureen McCollum is a Wisconsin Public Radio reporter based in La Crosse covering a variety of topics in the southwest region of the state. She also hosts and helps produce a weekly regional WPR program, "Newsmakers." Her stories have been featured on "Marketplace" and NPR.

McCollum got her start in public radio working as a student at WPR in La Crosse while attending the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Post-graduation, McCollum worked at KBIA as a reporter, anchor, producer, and mentor to University of Missouri journalism students.

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Shrimp from Wisconsin? New Aquatic Farming Methods Are Making It Possible

Shrimp from Wisconsin? New Aquatic Farming Methods Are Making It Possible

High-quality, high-protein, and healthy shrimp are being grown indoors in Wisconsin, far from the seashore.

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Ho-Chunk Nation Promotes Native Edible Plants

Ho-Chunk Nation Promotes Native Edible Plants

Bill Greendeer has been letting indigenous plants return to his farm in southwest Wisconsin. The native plants are abundant and edible.

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Cranberry Producers Strive to Save Water

Cranberry Producers Strive to Save Water

Water is used in every aspect of cranberry production. Wisconsin cranberry producers are using soil temperature monitoring technology to help conserve water.

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