Creating Local Healthy Food Access In Appleton, Trade School Education Mid-Pandemic, Washington News

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We learn about an innovative pilot program to help get nutritious food to people in a food desert in Rusk County. Then a couple of trade school instructors tell us how they’re planning to teach what would otherwise be hands-on skills during this time of physical-distancing. And we check in on a couple of Washington political stories, including where legislation stands for a further round of economic relief from the pandemic.

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  • Addressing Rural Food Deserts With Very Small, Local Agriculture Projects

    Rural residents can lack access to healthy, affordable food, even when they are surrounded by agriculture. An Appleton-based organization is bringing extremely small-scale farming projects to the places and people that need them most. We learn about their pilot project in Rusk County.

  • Skilled Trade Workers Are Already In Demand, How Will Trade Schools Teach During A Pandemic?

    Many of us wouldn’t feel very comfortable bringing our cars to a mechanic who did their training online. In-person, hands-on learning is important in many skilled trades like auto mechanics, truck driving, construction and more. We speak with two Wisconsin trade school instructors about what fall classes will look like for them, and how they’re adapting to teaching in a pandemic.

  • This Week In Washington: August 5, 2020

    We talk with a White House reporter about some of the week’s top stories in national politics, including the latest on additional coronavirus-related economic relief legislation.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Alex Tyink Guest
  • Sandy Thistle Guest
  • Travis Gay Guest
  • Francesca Chambers Guest

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