Fickell’s Badgers, bees, and being good citizens

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Jonathan Taylor runs during Badger football game
Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against BYU in Madison, Wis., Sept. 15, 2018. Morry Gash/AP Photo

Luke Fickell is generating buzz long before his first season as the Wisconsin Badgers new football coach. We get the details on his offseason moves. And an etymologist explains the dangers of our biggest misconceptions about bees. We also find out what makes a citizen with the author of “The Bill of Obligations: Ten Habits of Good Citizens.”

Featured in this Show

  • Why the start of the Luke Fickell era has Wisconsin Badgers football fans excited

    New Wisconsin Badgers head football coach Luke Fickell has brought a lot of energy to the program with his coaching staff and transfer acquisitions. A sports reporter explains how Fickell has generated so much excitement in the offseason.

  • Why honeybees eclipsed native bees in environmental campaigns

    There are about four thousand species of bee native to the U.S. Not a single one of those species produces honey. So why have honeybees been the focus of so many conservation efforts? An etymologist explains.

  • How to revise the idea of American citizenship

    Our guest argues that in addition to U.S. citizens exercising their rights, they must also exercise certain obligations to protect American democracy, including being informed, getting involved, and staying open to compromise.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Jake Kocorowski Guest
  • Rich Hatfield Guest
  • Richard Haass Guest

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