Insects and humans, Native American composer, Second Amendment ruling

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A biologist shares the importance of bugs in human culture. Then, we talk to a Native American composer who won a Pulitzer Prize for music. Later, a law professor looks at the impact of a recent Supreme Court ruling on concealed carry in New York.

Featured in this Show

  • How bugs influence human culture

    Bugs are everywhere. They’re in our gardens and homes — and even in our fashion, art and orange juice. We talk with a biologist and bug enthusiast about how insects influence our culture.

  • How a Native American composer's mass for a Milwaukee cathedral earned a music Pulitzer

    We hear from the first Native American to win a Pulitzer Prize for music, and a leader from the organization who helped commission him to compose the winning piece for the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee.

  • What the Supreme Court's ruling on a New York gun law means for how we apply the Second Amendment

    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a New York gun law requiring people to prove a special need before getting a concealed carry permit. We talk with an expert on the Second Amendment about the case and what it means for gun regulation around the country.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Barrett Klein Guest
  • Raven Chacon Guest
  • David Bloom Guest
  • Eric Ruben Guest

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