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Best Wisconsin Public Radio podcasts we could find (updated February 2020)
Best Wisconsin Public Radio podcasts we could find
Updated February 2020
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To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
 
"WPR Politics" is a weekly podcast about the ins and outs of Wisconsin's political news. Host John K. Wilson and WPR reporters clue listeners into stories they may have missed and tell them what's actually interesting about stories they've already heard a thousand times.
 
"Newsmakers" is a weekly news and current affairs talk show produced by WPR's La Crosse News Bureau. Interviews on the program explore politics, education, the environment and other regional issues relevant to southwest Wisconsin and adjacent portions of Minnesota and Iowa. The program airs Thursdays at 10 a.m. on La Crosse's Ideas 90.3 WHLA, with repeat broadcasts Saturdays at 5 a.m. and 6 p.m. on La Crosse's 88.9 WLSU.
 
"Route 51" is a regional talk show focusing on issues important to the north-central Wisconsin area, as well as featuring regional music, culture, and arts. It can be heard on 930 AM Auburndale/Stevens Point, 91.9 and 101.3 Wausau, 99.1 Stevens Point, 100.9 Marshfield, 90.3 Park Falls, 89.9 Rhinelander/Eagle River, and 89.1 Adams/Wisconsin Rapids Thursdays at 10 a.m. It is also repeated Fridays at 7 p.m. on 90.9 Wausau.
 
"Spectrum West" is a weekly program exploring the music, arts, and humanities in western Wisconsin. Hosted by Al Ross, it's heard weekly on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Ideas 88.3 WHWC-FM/Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/River Falls, with a repeat broadcast at 7 p.m. Fridays on 89.7 WUEC-FM/ Eau Claire and 90.7 WVSS-FM/ Menomonie. The show can also be heard live online at www.wrfw887.com .
 
"BETA" features playful and provocative profiles of the people changing our world through arts, culture and technology. The program is hosted by Doug Gordon and airs Saturdays at 9 a.m. on the NPR News & Classical Network and 11 a.m. on The Ideas Network.
 
"Central Time" takes a unique approach each hour to cover a mix of topics, finding the latest news, cultural trends, and exploring ideas -- big and small -- to find the best guests to discuss these thought-provoking topics. It can be heard weekdays on the Ideas Network from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
 
"The West Side" is a call-in program focused on issues specific to western Wisconsin. The show is hosted by Dean Kallenbach and airs on Mondays at 10 a.m. on 88.3 WHWC-FM/ Menomonie-Eau Claire and 88.7 WRFW-FM/ River Falls, with a livestream at www.wrfw887.com . Listeners may call in with questions and comments during the program at 1-800-228-5615.
 
"Hear me Out" was a news and public affairs program focused on events and issues in Northwestern Wisconsin. It was hosted by Danielle Kaeding. T he program aired on Fridays at 10am on WPR stations 91.3-FM KUWS in Superior and 90.9-FM WUWS in Ashland. It was repeated Friday evenings at 7pm on WPR stations 89.9-FM WHSA in Brule, 88.5-FM WSSU in Superior and 104.7-FM WHWA in the Washburn, Ashland and Bayfield areas.
 
Join host Larry Meiller every weekday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on The Ideas Network stations as he discusses environmental and consumer issues, gardening and helpful "how-to" topics with his guests. Executive producer Jane Rotonda, along with producer Jill Nadeau, seek out knowledgeable guests who give you accurate advice on a range of topics impacting your life and community. And you're always welcome to be part of the conversation as Meiller helps you get your questions answered. Read La ...
 
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 Marti Mikkelson and Wispolitics.com editor JR Ross each week as they highlight and provide context to the latest developments.
 
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.
 
Each week, the WPR morning host welcomed financial expert Kevin McKinley to discuss financial matters with listeners. "On Your Money" originally aired as the 8am segment on Tuesdays on "The Morning Show" and was rebroadcast on Saturdays at Noon on the Ideas Network stations. The program was retired on August 4, 2018.
 
After taking a year off from Wisconsin Public Radio, Ben Merens is bringing his most popular show to Podcast Network International. At Issue is an opportunity for listeners to share their thoughts on-air and talk about what is important to them. Connect with Ben today by dropping him a line at Ben@BenMerens.com and you can have your thoughts shared on this podcast.
 
CTSI Discovery Radio is a unique facet of the Clinical & Translation Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeast Wisconsin. Each 30-minute monthly show informs and educates listeners about translational research relative to current health topics, clinical studies and advancements in biomedical research leading to better outcomes. CTSI Discovery Radio is hosted and produced by award-winning veteran radio personality Bryan Belmer.Visit the CTSI website at https://ctsi.mcw.edu
 
Tom Wilmer’s Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast, recorded live on-location across America and around the world- showcases the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine and spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts. We cover nouns and verbs—people, places, things, and action—everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls, and interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic. His feature, recorded live at Harland & Wolfe Shipyards in Belfast Northern Ireland, celebrat ...
 
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Back in the latter 19th century, African American athletes often played on baseball teams alongside whites. But segregation took an ugly turn in the dawning days of the 20th century and black players were barred through Jim Crow laws. Undaunted, black teams were formed across America. The first organized league structure was conceived in Kansas Cit…
 
(00:00) Local News Chat: Neighborhood Safety & Battle on Bago (18:57) Your Take on the Impact of Economic Development Projects (38:43) Update on Economic Development Efforts in Greenville (57:00) Reactions to Primary Results & Setting Stage for April (89:32) The Takeaway: Can Proportionality Improve Democracy?…
 
Retired Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary guard George DeVincenzi served on “The Rock” from 1950 to 1958, departing just five years before the infamous island prison closed forever in 1963. Correspondent Tom Wilmer met with DeVincenzi in the old prison hospital, directly across the corridor from where DeVincenzi long ago played checkers with the infamo…
 
A new digital app helps people to connect to Milwaukee's Black-owned business and more. We see how Wisconsin rates in efforts to provide residents with access to broadband Internet. And we talk to one of the co-sponsors behind a proposed amendment to the state constitution that would extend civil rights to the unborn.…
 
The Republican-controlled state Assembly has passed a slew of tough-on-crime bills. One would allow extended supervision to be revoked, for someone who commits a felony while on release. Another would expand the list of crimes that could land a child in a youth prison. Republicans say the bills are necessary in order to keep communities safe. But D…
 
During the long course of Native Americans displacement from their ancestral lands, Wisconsin’s Ho-Chunk took various steps to resist it—some of the successful. Historian Stephen Kantrowitz tells how many Ho-Chunk found ways to return to Wisconsin and remain via ways legal and illegal. We’ll hear how some Ho-Chunk who were forced to live farthest f…
 
This week the hosts look at a study that shows the music we listen to while exercising can improve our workouts, and they discuss a new peanut allergy treatment that has been approved by the FDA. Plus, they'll share a healthy recipe for spaghetti squash with garlic and herbs.By Wisconsin Public Radio
 
Are there new ways to treat depression, anxiety and bipolar disorder? We explore some unconventional treatments for mental illness, including exercise, psychedelics and even horror films. Need to talk? Contact the National Alliance for Mental Illness at 1-800-950-NAMI (6264). If you or someone you know may be considering suicide, contact the Nation…
 
Cheesecake can take many shapes -- we test the boundaries of ingredient combinations, while staying true to the dessert's standard form for Food Friday. Then we talk to the head of a wildlife conservation organization about why endangered species need hunters. And we discuss Wisconsin's flu season.
 
(00:00) FriYAY News Chat: Sturgeon Update & Tragic Losses (19:18) Your Take on "Cancelled" Celebs Making Comebacks (39:53) Fox Valley Metro PD on Drug Crimes & New K9 Unit (57:37) Previewing Wisconsin's Supreme Court Contest (69:07) What's Goin' On, Beth Knapinski, Fox Cities CVB (75:57) Sound Off on Debt v Spending & Election Trolls (88:55) The Ta…
 
Heading into the library is a dazzling form of adventure. And with nearly 6 million books in circulation in the Milwaukee County Federated Library System, there are a lot of places to go and people to read about. For your browsing pleasure, our latest Bubbler Talk aims to find out the most sought-after books in the Milwaukee area. Steve Weinstein, …
 
We talk to a reporter about why some Lao immigrants are facing deportation from the U.S. We also speak with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin about impeachment, health care and President Trump's proposed budget. Then we chat with the host of "Wisconsin Foodie" about the new season.By Wisconsin Public Radio
 
Wisconsin is the home of its own conservation hall of fame, the home of the founder of Earth Day, Gaylord Nelson, and the home of John Muir. It was the first state in America to ban DDT. “Wisconsin has had such a long tradition in the conservation area and protecting the environment,” said Susan Hedman, the former Great Lakes Region Administrator f…
 
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