African-American cooking, A reaction to drop in test scores

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Blue lockers line a hallway in a school building.
A student walks down a hallway with lockers Friday, Sept. 17, 2021, at Hackett Elementary School in Beloit, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

An expert on culinary history joins us to explore how African cooking has shaped American cuisine. We also discuss the latest K-12 test scores, which showed a dip in math and reading in Wisconsin and around the country.

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  • 'High on the Hog' author Jessica B. Harris comes to UW-Stevens Point

    The culinary historian who wrote the book that inspired the Netflix series “High on the Hog” is coming to UW-Stevens Point. We talk to her about her work and trace the history of African influence on American dining.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Jessica B. Harris Guest

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