Creativity during the pandemic, Taiwan and China

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A painting shows a figure's mouth and nose.
A detail of one of Khari Turner’s pieces Wednesday, May 4, 2022, at the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

An author shares how people found new ways to be creative during the pandemic. Then, we talk to a political science professor about the role Taiwan plays in relations between the U.S. and China.

Featured in this Show

  • How creativity flourished during the pandemic

    Creativity can be more than just artistic projects, and a New York Times science writer makes the case that it flourished during the pandemic, even among people who don’t think of themselves as creative. We talk about that, and the new book “Inspired: Understanding Creativity: A Journey Through Art, Science, and the Soul.”

  • Taiwan's role in U.S.-China relations, explained

    An expert explains tensions over U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s planned visit to Taiwan next month, China’s advances towards the Taiwan Strait, and what it all means for U.S.-China relations.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Matt Richtel Guest
  • Roselyn Hsueh Guest

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