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New Research into Churning Whey into Plastic

We talk to Dr. John Lucey, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Dairy Research, about the new research trying to use all that excess whey Wisconsin produces into materials that could replace fossil-fueled plastic.

Then we talk about the best things we have found on the side of the road.

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Leave it to Wisconsin to Try to Find a Way to Use a Cheese Product

But that is exactly what is happening at the Center for Dairy Research – they want to convert whey into chemicals used to make plastics and other consumer products. We talk to Dr. John Lucey, director of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for Dairy Research, about what whey is, what we currently do with all the excess, and the fascinating research going into finding ways that it can replace plastics. 

CHEESE CHAMPS

Ellsworth’s Cheese Curd Festival is one of USA Today’s 10 Best Specialty Food Festivals in the US. More than 6,000 pounds of fresh curds are served at the annual festival, which is scheduled for June 23-24. Events include a craft beer and curd pairing, ice cream tastings, live music, and a craft market.

Best Curb Finds

The internet wonders if a free designer couch is worth the risk of bedbugs.

Regardless of the internet debate on whether or not there are bedbugs on that couch, we are more interested in talking about the best things we have found on the curb, at a rummage sale or at Goodwill.

Discount Master Class

Kristin Mentioned the Discount Master Class sketches she was a part of in a story and promised to include some of those in today’s notes, so here you go:

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