How To Be A Better Listener, Mac And Cheese History, Supreme Court Bans LGBTQ Employment Dsicrimination

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Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese
Beer Bacon Mac and Cheese from “Bacon, Beans and Beer” by Eliza Cross. Photo: Susan Barnson Hayward

We find out why so many people don’t feel heard, and how to be better listeners. Mac and cheese is one of America’s signature comfort foods and a Wisconsin favorite. We find out where it originated and how it changed over time. We also take a closer look at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 ruling today expanding civil rights protections to protect gay and transgender individuals from workplace discrimination.

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  • An Ode To Mac And Cheese, A Rich History

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Kate Murphy Guest
  • Jeffrey Miller Guest
  • Kimi King Guest
  • Megin McDonell Guest

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