History of ice industry, Names and identity

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A person is visible in the distance standing between an archway surrounded by frozen surface.
Adam Dooley (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

Before refrigeration, the ice industry was booming in the Great Lakes region. We learn about its history in Wisconsin. We also talk about how changing our names can affect how we see ourselves.

Featured in this Show

  • Think you know about ice?

    A writer on history and the environment explains how ice transformed American culture.

  • How our names impact our identity

    Our names can be an important part of our identity. So what happens when we change them? An ethnic identity historian joins us to look at some of the history of name changes, and the cultural significance behind them.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Amy Brady Guest
  • Kirsten Fermaglich Guest

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