A Competition-Winning Singer In Madison, Apostle Islands Anniversary, America’s Coming ‘Plastic Hour’

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An AARP singing competition-winner tells us about celebrated pipes, and what music means to her. And a journalist argues America may be well-positioned for a moment of immense political and ideological change. We also look back to how the Apostle Islands became a national lakeshore 50 years ago.

Featured in this Show

  • Meet The Madison 'Superstar' Singer Who Won AARP's National Competition

    A Madison woman recently beat out about 1,700 competitors to win a national singing contest. We talk with her about her achievement and the importance of music in our lives.

  • Apostle Islands Celebrates 50 Years As A National Lakeshore

    The Apostle Islands National Lakeshore is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. We talk to a park historian about what it took to make the area a protected park and what that’s meant for its wildlife and human heritage.

  • Is America On The Edge Of A Change?

    In a recent piece for The Atlantic, writer George Packer examines the concept of the “plastic hour” and says the United States could be one of these moments where public opinion and political action align to create change. He joins us to discuss his piece.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Maggie Delaney-Potthoff Guest
  • Bob MacKreth Guest
  • George Packer Guest
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director

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