21st Senate District Primary Race, How La Crosse Handles End-Of-Life Issues; Life Expectancy Gaps In Wisconsin, Birth Of Korean Cool

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In La Crosse, approximately 96 percent of people have their end-of-life affairs in order, setting an example for the rest of the country. We talk with the man who’s credited with helping to create a community that’s comfortable with talking about death. Then, we find out why the life expectancy gap in Wisconsin is getting worse. Plus, learn how Korea is conquering the world through pop culture. And we hear a report on the Republican primary race in the 21st state senate district.

Featured in this Show

  • La Crosse Sets Example For End-Of-Life Preparation

    In La Crosse, most residents have their plans for end-of-life care in place, making them an exception to the rule when it comes to getting affairs in order. One man is credited for getting this community on board with talking about and preparing for death, and he joins us to explain how he did it.

  • Life Expectancy Gap Growing In Wisconsin

    New research shows a growing gap between whites and blacks in Wisconsin when it comes to life expectancy, even though the gap has narrowed in other states across the country. We talk with the co-author of the study about why Wisconsin is falling behind.

  • Is Korea The World's New Pop Culture King?

    In May this year, “Gangnam Style” by Korean rapper Psy became the first ever YouTube video to hit 2 billion views. Is Korea conquering the world through pop culture?

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Marika Suval Producer
  • Bud Hammes Guest
  • Jay Kaufman Guest
  • Euny Hong Guest

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