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Capitol Notes

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Capitol Notes

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

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There's never a shortage of political news in Wisconsin, from the governor's office to the Legislature to the state's elected officials in Washington, DC. Join WUWM's fill-in host Chuck Quirmbach and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
 
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Wisconsin Life

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Wisconsin Life

Wisconsin Public Radio

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Wisconsin Life celebrates the people, places, history and culture of the state. Come with us as we kayak the Mississippi River, interview musicians in Milwaukee, and bake pasties in Rhinelander. We connect you with diverse people and ideas through short stories updated twice a week.
 
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Derailed

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Derailed

Wisconsin Public Radio

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In 2010, Wisconsin got a federal grant to build a high-speed rail line between Madison and Milwaukee. Derailed is the story of how the rail project came together, how it fell apart and how Wisconsin changed along the way.
 
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The Pretzel Podcast

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The Pretzel Podcast

WUWM 89.7 FM - Milwaukee's NPR

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From pretzels in the news, to pretzels throughout history, to pretzels in pop culture, the Pretzel Podcast is, well, a podcast about pretzels. Hosts Michelle Maternowski and Mitch Teich place the unheralded salty snack front and center.The Pretzel Podcast features interviews, special guests, pretzel taste tests, and surprising insights into the snack food you know and love.
 
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This past Tuesday was the International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People. On today’s Birthday Boost show, we talk about the big picture for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza, the killings of Palestinian children, and clashes between Palestinians and the Israeli army. We also unpack what is happening politically in Israel. Joining us o…
 
A new WPR podcast spotlights some of the nearly 15000 Cuban immigrants who were sent to Fort McCoy in Sparta, Wisconsin as part of the Mariel Boatlift. Uprooted tells stories of boat journeys, life at Fort McCoy, and a longing to return to Cuba 40 years later. The show is hosted by Wisconsin Life’s Maureen McCollum and UW-La Crosse Professor Omar G…
 
“You start with what you can do today, and what you know today that will alleviate suffering. And you move from there. You never know where it’s going to lead you. None of us expected to do what we wound up doing, and yet we did.” Today we are joined by the author of The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service, Laura Kapl…
 
City Cast is a national network of local 15 minute news, culture, and conversion podcasts. The network now has a Madison podcast, and they launched their first episode today! The whole team, Molly Stentz, Dylan Brogan, and Bianca Martin, joins us in studio for the hour. The show is hosted by Bianca Martin. Bianca got her start in radio at WORT, pro…
 
According to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Wisconsin has the highest number of lead pipes per capita in the country. The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide $700 million to address Wisconsin’s water access; however, activists want to ensure that funds go to areas who are most adversely impacted by unsafe water. Joining…
 
“The vast majority of children who are taken from their homes are not taken on grounds of physical or sexual abuse. They’re taken because of neglect, and states defined neglect, basically, as the conditions of poverty: failing to provide the resources that children need. And so I think most Americans have a false view of what the system does. They …
 
We live in a world full of poisons and toxins — our homes are filled with harmful chemicals in cleaning supplies and dangerous metals that can kill us, if ingested. We discuss the management, science and history of poison with a toxicologist and emergency medicine pharmacist.By Wisconsin Public Radio
 
Last year, host Allen Ruff said he and Will had been doing this annual chat for 10, or maybe 12 years. This years he’s rounding up to 15 years. Regardless, this fireside chat is a WORT tradition. This year Will Williams and Allen talk about the real history behind Thanksgiving and the white-washing of that history. They give thanks for their long-t…
 
In March 1922, a new organization called the Madison Community Union was founded. Its purpose was to consolidate the fundraising activities of various groups and charities, then allocate the money raised according to budget priorities. Over the next hundred years the Community Union went through various iterations: the War Chest, Red Feather, Unite…
 
Jesse Brookstein takes snacking seriously. The New York native has fond memories of his uncle sharing unique, flattened meat snacks with the whole family during the Upstate summer vacations of his childhood. When Brookstein relocated to Wisconsin a few years ago, he noticed those same meat snacks from his childhood on display all over the place in …
 
Many of us are getting ready to spend time with loved ones this week for the holiday. It’s the time of year where you visit with the people who you haven’t talked to in a while. Maybe you put on your aunty hat and check in on all the gen zers in your life. We are bringing that energy to today’s program and catching up with Gordon Allen. Gordon Alle…
 
The World Cup kicked off in Doha, Qatar yesterday. The country was chosen as the host country in 2010. Since they were selected, they have faced criticism for their treatment of migrant workers and their stance on LGBTQ+ individuals. Joining us to talk about the games is Mother Jones Senior Reporter Tim Murphy. He recently unpacked the path FIFA Wo…
 
In a particular neighborhood in Madison, there are birds you don’t need binoculars to see. They tower three feet tall and stand completely still. WPR’s Jenny Peek introduces us to Madison-based artist Jo Jensen, who started crafting the giant wooden birds for her neighbors during the pandemic.By webmaster@wpr.org (Wisconsin Public Radio)
 
Carson Gulley was a Black culinary, radio and TV pioneer in the mid-1900s. Now, his legacy lives on at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, after it named a dining venue after him. He’s also known for his fudge-bottom pies. But Scott Seyforth, an assistant director of residence life at University Housing that he has read more than 100 interviews wi…
 
If you ask around, you’ll likely hear that ghosts are lurking on University of Wisconsin- Madison’s historic campus. From things like the very real graves atop Bascom Hill, to generations of student lore, many have reported that the history here, sometimes goes bump in the night. WPR’s A. Emily Ralph explores this intersection of history and rumor …
 
Wisconsin is known for producing a lot of products, like cheese, milk, and beer. It’s the state’s history with the beer industry that made one listener wonder what happened to Wisconsin’s breweries and alcohol production during prohibition. She reached out to WPR’s WHYsconsin to find out. Callie Donavan has the answer.…
 
When Ernesto Rodriguez of La Crosse was 24 years old, he left the only home he’d ever known: Cuba. He, along with 125,000 of his fellow Cubans, hopped on boats bound for the United States in 1980. They were part of the mass exodus known as the Mariel Boatlift, a rare moment when President Fidel Castro allowed residents to leave the island. And afte…
 
In 1980, there was a mass exodus of Cubans who left their homes for the United States as part of the Mariel Boatlift. It was a rare opportunity for people to leave the island, as President Fidel Castro opened his borders and allowed people to be reunited with family, find new opportunities and even leave prison.Of the 125,000 Cuban people who left,…
 
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