Chinese Spying, Giant Composter, History Of Wisconsin Tourism

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The Lower Range Lighthouse in Baileys Harbor, WI. In 2018, Architectural Digest named Baileys Harbor as Wisconsin’s prettiest town(CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

From the Dells to Door County, tourism is big business in Wisconsin. We look back on how it got started. We also hear about a mega composter saving food scraps from landfills at UW-Green Bay. Plus, we find out what we know about Chinese spies in the US, following reports that an agent carried on a relationship with a Congressman.

Featured in this Show

  • A Look At Chinese Spies In The U.S. And The Future Of U.S.-China Relations

    Democratic Congressman Eric Swalwell says he did not share sensitive information with a suspected Chinese spy. We discuss the latest in a report detailing how the alleged spy got close to him and other American politicians. We also look at how the incoming Biden administration may deal with China.

  • UW-Green Bay Goes Big With Campus Composter

    Students at UW-Green Bay now have the option to compost food waste rather than send it to a landfill. We talk with a student leader about how the project came about, and how it’s working so far.

  • A Brief History Of Tourism In Wisconsin

    Many of us have our favorite spots to visit during a Wisconsin summer– whether that’s a certain lake in the north or a visit to the Wisconsin Dells with the kids. We talk with the head curator at the Wisconsin Historical Society about the spots in the state that have been the most attractive to tourists over the years.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Mary Gallagher Guest
  • Guillermo Gomez Guest
  • Joseph Kapler Guest

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