Bucks playoff preview, Cuban refugees, Wisconsin civic infrastructure

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Bucks guard Jrue Holiday blocks a shot by Celtics guard Marcus Smart
Milwaukee Bucks guard Jrue Holiday (21) blocks a shot by Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) in the final seconds of play during the second half of Game 5 of an Eastern Conference semifinal in the NBA basketball playoffs, Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in Boston. The Bucks won 110-107. Charles Krupa/AP Photo

A Milwaukee Bucks radio host joins us to recap the team’s strong season and preview the upcoming playoffs. Then, we talk to the hosts of two public radio podcasts about Cuban refugees that came to Wisconsin. Later, we learn more about civic infrastructure and health in Wisconsin, ranked by county.

Featured in this Show

  • Milwaukee Bucks poised for deep playoff run after strong 2022-23 season

    The Milwaukee Bucks finished the 2022-2023 regular season with the best record in the NBA. One of the team’s radio hosts joins us to recap another strong season and preview the upcoming playoffs.

  • NPR and WPR podcasts follow Cuban refugees

    Over six months in 1980, more than 100,000 Cubans fled the island across the Florida Straits to the United States. WPR’s podcast Uprooted and the second season of NPR’s podcast White Lies follow the lives of some of these Cubans as they made their way through Fort McCoy. We speak with the co-hosts from both podcasts about the Cubans exiles who came through Wisconsin.

  • What's behind Wisconsin's county health rankings

    The University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute has released its new county health rankings. We speak with the institute’s director about the variables that produce the healthiest communities.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Justin Garcia Guest
  • Maureen McCollum Guest
  • Andrew Beck Grace Guest
  • Sheri Johnson Guest