Another canoe discovery, Uprising in Iran

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Crew members carefully place the canoe on the shore.
The 3,000-year-old canoe is placed on the shore at Spring Harbor Beach after being removed from Lake Mendota on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, in Madison, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

Archeologists have raised another dugout canoe from Lake Mendota, thought to have been used by ancestors of the Ho Chunk about 3,000 years ago. We talk with the diver who discovered it. We also get an update on the popular uprising in Iran in support of women’s rights.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Emilie Burditt Producer
  • Jim Skibo Guest
  • Tamara Thomsen Guest
  • Dalia Fahmy Guest