COVID-19’s Impact On People With Autism, Solar Home Contest, Midwestern Identity

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Downtown Hortonville, Wis.
Downtown Hortonville, Wis. Bill Martens/WPR

An author joins us to discuss his search for the Midwestern identity. We also look at how the pandemic is affecting those with autism and developmental disabilities and their families. And we visit with two Wisconsin students competing in a design contest for solar-powered homes.

Featured in this Show

  • How Coronavirus Is Impacting The Lives Of Those With Autism And Other Development Disabilities

    People living with autism and their families are trying to adapt to changes in their routines during the coronavirus pandemic, a challenge for some with developmental disabilities. We hear from an expert on neurodevelopment issues and families about how to make the transition smoother.

  • UW Students Moving Forward In National Solar Homes Competition

    We talk to architecture and engineering students from two UW campuses that will be competing — albeit virtually — in a national solar homes design event put on by the U.S. Department of Energy.

  • Searching For the Midwestern Identity

    Humble. Hard-working. Just like anywhere else. Those are a few of the ways people describe the Midwest, but is there more to our identity than that? We talk with the author of a new book that searches for the Midwest’s place in the American story.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Sigan Hartley Guest
  • Ryan McKernan Guest
  • Rachel Schulz Guest
  • Philip Christman Guest

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