History of Wisconsin Dells, Voter’s rights laws

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People enjoy outdoor attractions at the Wilderness Resort on Wednesday, June 2, 2021, at the Wisconsin Dells. Angela Major/WPR

A Wisconsin historian shares how Wisconsin Dells became the tourist attraction it is today. Then, a professor updates us on the latest legislative pushes for changes to voting laws in Wisconsin and the United States.

Featured in this Show

  • The history behind the Wisconsin Dells

    The Wisconsin Dells is a favorite vacation spot for many Wisconsinites, but how did it get to be what it is today? We answer a WHYsconsin question about the history of the Dells with a local historian.

  • Voting law updates: Wisconsin and the U.S.

    We take a look at state and national voting policy news as President Biden pushes for his voting rights legislation in spite of a lack of adequate support in the Senate.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Lee Rayburn Technical Director
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • David Rambow Guest
  • Rhonda Parchem Guest
  • Kathleen Dolan Guest

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