Lieutenant Governor Candidate Kurt Kober, Exploring America’s Past Through Backroads And Photographs, How Effective Is Tariff Aid To Farmers?

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Drive down any back road in small town America and you’re sure to find a few crumbling structures of the past. We talk to a photographer who’s traveled all over the country, including Wisconsin, photographing relics of the past like old barns, gas stations and advertising. We also discuss how tariff relief plays into international trade agreements and hear from candidate for the Lieutenant Governor, Kurt Kober.

Featured in this Show

  • Lieutenant Governor Candidate Interview: Kurt Kober

    In our series of interviews with candidates for Lieutenant Governor of Wisconsin, we speak with Sheboygan businessperson Kurt Kober. He is running as a Democrat in the August 14 primary.

  • Preserving Rural America's Past In Photographs

    Chances are there’s a piece of lost Americana near you. Old farm houses, caving in barns, vacant storefronts, these are all pieces of a vibrant past that has been left behind with a changing population and economy. We talk to a Chicago-based photographer who has spent the last 20+ years documenting these artifacts of rural life through photo and video.

  • Tariff Relief And International Trade Agreements

    President Trump has announced that $12 billion in aid will be made available for farmers hurt in the current trade war, including Midwest soybean growers. We’ll look at whether that type of support runs afoul of the World Trade Organization or other international agreements, and we’ll look at potential pushback at home and abroad.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Kurt Kober Guest
  • Vincent D. Johnson Guest
  • Mark Copelovitch Guest

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