Future of the Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, Former FBI Director James Comey Releases Tell-All Book, ‘Cheese, Wheat, and Alcohol’ And Their Role In Human Evolution

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Today marks the release date of former FBI director James Comey’s tell-all book about working in the Trump adminstration. We talk with an expert about what to make of the new release. We also talk to a UW-Madison expert about what three common Wisconsin products– cheese, wheat, and alcohol– have to do with human evolution. We also discuss where Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district is headed.

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  • The Future Of Wisconsin's 1st Congressional District After Paul Ryan

    House Speaker Paul Ryan announced last week that he won’t seek re-election for Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district and will retire from Congress this year. Ryan has held the seat for nearly two decades and his departure is the latest in a series of high profile Republican leaders who have announced they won’t return to office. We speak with CNN senior writer and analyst Harry Enten about what the future holds for Ryan’s home district and the GOP.

  • Modern Humans May Have Been Shaped By The Advent Of Beer And Cheese

    Research shows that beer, cheese, and wheat may have had a profound impact on human evolution. John Hawks, paleoanthropologist and Vilas-Borghesi Distinguished Achievement Professor in the Department of Anthropology at UW-Madison, joins us to talk about how the diets of our ancestors shaped humans today.

  • Looking At The Potential Impact Of James Comey's New Book On The White House

    Former FBI Director James Comey sat down with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos Sunday night for his first interview since being fired by President Trump last May. He’s been on the media circuit the last few days to promote his new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership”. His story has been divisive for both supporters of President Trump and former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. We speak with Mike Wagner, associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at University of Wisconsin-Madison, about how Comey’s book could impact President Trump and the White House.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Harry Enten Guest
  • John Hawks Guest
  • Mike Wagner Guest

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