Are Gummy Vitamins Still Good For You?, 30th Anniversary of Public Enemy’s Influential Album, FoxConn’s Investment In Wisconsin Now And In The Future

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30 years ago the group Public Enemy released their album “It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back” making a big impact on the hip hop world. We talk with an expert who explains what this album meant for the hip hop culture then and how it still stands relevant today. We also discuss whether gummy vitamins are too delicious to be nutritious and hear from an opinion writer about the ways in which Foxconn has already invested and will continue to invest in our state.

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  • Gummy Vitamins Are Trending, But Do They Do Their Job?

    Thanks to the recent explosion in the market for gummy vitamins and supplements, if you don’t want to swallow a chalky, large pill you no longer have to. But are these gummy “treats” just as nutrition as their less exciting counterparts? We talk to a Wisconsin dietitian for mor information.

  • Believe The Hype: Groundbreaking Public Enemy Album Celebrates 30 Years

    When Public Enemy released It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back in the summer of 1988, rap still mostly existed on the fringes of the mainstream music industry.

    Thirty years later the album is regarded as one of the most influential of all time, and its experimental and sample-heavy production and sociopolitical themes continue to resonate with listeners and artists today.

    A music writer joins us to look back at the album that many consider the group’s best work, and why it continues to inspire musicians and social movements today.

  • WEDC Chief Praises Foxconn's Potential For Wisconsin

    President Donald Trump was in Racine County on Thursday to lead the groundbreaking ceremony for the $10 billion Foxconn project. Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Secretary/CEO Mark Hogan explains why he says the company’s investment is already paying dividends and will be a boon for the state’s economy.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Brad Kolberg Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Becky Kerkenbush Guest
  • Ernesto Aguilar Guest
  • Mark Hogan Guest

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