Soon after taking a faculty position at the University of Wisconsin in 1933, the well-known conservationist Aldo Leopold began a series of radio talks on WHA’s “College of the Air” aimed primarily at farmers and rural landowners. His position in the College of Agriculture (now CALS) came with an obligation for extension and outreach activities that promoted the “Wisconsin Idea” and benefitted the state’s citizens. In Leopold’s case, that meant introducing audiences to his ground-breaking ideas about wildlife conservation. Although recordings of his talks have been lost, Professor Emeritus Stanley Temple, who held the position Leopold once occupied, found transcripts of Leopold’s talks and will read excerpts on University of the Air on Sunday, April 23 at 4 p.m.
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