The climate 42 years from now, Alcohol bill effects on wedding barns and wineries

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Mississippi River flooding in La Crosse, Wis., on April 24, 2023. Hope Kirwan/WPR

A nature writer shares experiences and insights from visiting and reporting on American hotspots for climate change impact. Then we hear how a new bill that would overhaul alcohol regulation in Wisconsin could impact owners of wedding barns and other special event venues, as well as small businesses like wineries.

Featured in this Show

  • Adding faces and stories to climate change coverage

    We talk with a nature writer about his project visiting climate hotspots and disaster areas around the United States, and how the travels have shaped his perspective on climate change.

  • How wedding barns and wineries are reacting to proposed alcohol legislation in Wisconsin

    A bill in the state legislature would overhaul how alcohol is regulated in Wisconsin. We talk to the owner of a wedding barn and an event venue about his concerns over the regulations it would add to his business. Then, one of the leaders in the state’s wine industry joins us to share the positive impacts the legislation could have for winemakers and sellers.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • David Gessner Guest
  • Ben Ament Guest
  • Ryan Prellwitz Guest

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