Federal reserve interest rates, Dinosaur paleontology, Northwood Wisconsin music scene

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In this Sept. 24, 2013 file photo, cut stacks of $100 bills make their way down the line at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth, Texas. AP Photo/LM Otero

An economics professor explains what happens when the Federal Reserve raises interest rates. Then, a Wisconsin paleontologist helps us sift through some disagreement in the dinosaur community about the Tyrannosaurus rex. Later, we learn more about the music scene in the Northwoods area of Wisconsin with the help of a musician and WPR host.

Featured in this Show

  • How the Federal Reserve is moving to address inflation

    With the Fed expected to raise interest rates, we talk about the last time that happened, and what we can expect to see in the economy as a result.

  • 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.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Kevin Bahr Guest
  • Thomas Carr Guest
  • Scott Kirby Guest

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