Gannett To Buy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, The History And Science Behind Common Patterns

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Stripes and polka dots are just two of the many patterns that surround us every day, and the history behind them is more interesting than you think. Our guest explores the science behind graphic patterns, and explains what makes them so appealing. Then we talk about the state of media in Wisconsin and nationally with the news that Gannett plans to buy the parent company of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Galen Druke Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Kathleen Bartzen Culver Guest
  • Jude Stewart Guest

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