Hosting Civil Discussions, News, Potatoes And Climate Change

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Talking about social issues and politics can often devolve into arguments. We learn about a group started in Wisconsin that’s trying to connect people through civil conversations. We also talk about the effect of climate change on the state’s potato crops. Plus, a top news story.

Featured in this Show

  • Local Voices Network, Launched In Wisconsin, Connecting People Through Conversations

    The Local Voices Network, inspired in part by research done in Wisconsin, has spent the last year bringing people of all backgrounds together for civil discussions. We talk with two organizers of the project about how it works and what they hope it can do for a divided state and country.

  • How Climate Change Is Affecting Wisconsin Potatoes

    A WPR digital content producer looked into several Wisconsin staples being impacted by changing climate. We ask her about her research on potatoes.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Parisa Parsa Guest
  • Colleen Butler Guest
  • Mary Kate McCoy Guest

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