Eau Claire Home To The ‘Snow Shoe Beer Mile,’ What Do You Miss About Life Before The Internet?, President Trump Addresses Nation

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A running group in Eau Claire is hoping to hold the fourth Snowshoe Beer Mile very soon, which combines the concept of a Beer Mile with the wonder of snowshoes. We learn more about the motivations behind this quirky race from one of the founders and the race record holder. We also take the time to think about what we miss most about life prior to the age of the internet and we discuss President Trump’s first address to the nation.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Derrell Connor Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Kathleen Dolan Guest
  • Tim McManus Guest
  • Keith Hampton Guest

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