Historical Midwest Music, Science Of Near-Death Experiences, Equal Pay Day In Wisconsin

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Can having a near-death experiences change the way someone lives? A health writer looks at the psychological changes that occur when someone has a brush with death. We also hear a sampling of traditional Midwest music, and we talk to a labor expert about Equal Pay Day and the gender wage gap.

Featured in this Show

  • NEH Grant to Help Preserve Wisconsin's Musical History

    Historic music from Wisconsin and the upper Midwest will soon be digitally preserved and made more accessible to the public after UW-Madison’s Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures and the Mills Library received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. We take a listen to some old upper Midwestern folk music and our guest tells us more about preserving the historic genre.

  • The Science Behind Near Death Experiences

    After her father’s brush with death changed him immensely, a health journalist explored the science behind near death experiences and how they change people. She discusses her reporting and how near death experiences change your brain and possibly your personality.

  • Equal Pay Day In Wisconsin

    April 12, 2016 is Equal Pay Day, the day women have to work until to make the same amount of money men made in 2015. We talk to an expert from the Center for Wisconsin Strategy, or COWS, about why the gender wage gap exists despite more women in the workforce.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Jim Leary Guest
  • Amy Paturel Guest
  • Laura Dresser Guest

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