Finding Real Fun In A Pandemic World, What’s Behind A Drop In Median Income In Milwaukee

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A pop culture writer talks with us about what it means to have fun — and whether it means the same thing — in a world impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. And we talk with a Milwaukee journalist about some negative household income information over the last 40 years from that city.

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    Host a virtual group hang. Play remote drinking games. Those are a few options listed on the thrillist’s roundup of 50 fun things you could do safely during the pandemic. But are those things really fun? We talk with a journalist about her deep dive into understanding what fun is and if there’s any hope to experience it now.

  • Median Household Income In Milwaukee's Metro Area Dropped Since 1980

    Since 1980, median household income in the Milwaukee metro area has gone down. We talk with a longtime Milwaukee journalist about what’s behind the trend and the impact it’s had on the area.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Rachel Sugar Guest
  • Mike Gousha Guest