Dinosaur paleontology, Northwood Wisconsin music scene, Nuclear energy in Wisconsin

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Sue, the famous T-Rex skeleton in Chicago
Sue, the Tyrannosaurus rex, at Chicago’s Field Museum is dismantled to move to a new exhibit space in 2019. Teresa Crawford/AP Photo

A Wisconsin paleontologist helps us sift through some disagreement in the dinosaur community about the Tyrannosaurus rex. Then, we learn more about the music scene in the Northwoods area of Wisconsin with the help of a musician and WPR host. Later, an engineering professor helps us better understand renewed interest in brining nuclear energy back to La Crosse

Featured in this Show

  • What we know about the Tyrannosaurus rex

    Some paleontologists think we should split the Tyrannosaurus genus into multiple species besides just rex. A Wisconsin-based dinosaur expert shares his view and what we know about the prehistoric creature.

  • 'Midwest Music Hour' highlighting songs and stories from the northwoods

    Musicians in the Wisconsin northwoods are getting the spotlight on WXPR’s Midwest Music Hour. We talk with the host of the program about what’s happening in the area’s music scene and how he’s working to support local artists.

  • Could nuclear energy return to La Crosse?

    A nuclear energy company is exploring a new, smaller reactor in the La Crosse area. We check in on the latest advancements in nuclear energy and whether it would be a good idea to add to Wisconsin.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Thomas Carr Guest
  • Scott Kirby Guest
  • Paul Wilson Guest

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