Northern Wisconsin Flood Update, Learning To Be Funny, ICE Explainer: What Is It And How Has It Changed

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This photo provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows flash flooding along Wisconsin Highway 35 over Black River in Pattison State Park in Douglas County, Wis., on Monday, June 18, 2018. (Wisconsin Department of Transportation via AP)

We talk with a popular blogger and illustrator of funny diagrams and charts about what it takes to be a funny person. We also check back in with those living in Northern Wisconsin about what has happened since the major flooding and we discuss all things ICE— when it was founded, how it has changed and where to go from here.

Featured in this Show

  • Northern Wisconsin Still Recovering From June Flooding

    Governor Scott Walker declared a state of emergency last month as floods washed out roads and caused severe damage throughout northern Wisconsin. WPR Reporter Danielle Kaeding joins us to talk about where countries are in the recovery process and what could be in store for the region as we see more torrential rains every season.

  • What Is ICE, What Does It Do And Why Do Some Want To Get Rid Of It?

    Saying it “breaks up families” and is a “deportation force,” some Democratic lawmakers – including U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin – are calling for an end to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. We examine what the agency is, what it’s doing with regard to the U.S.-Mexico border, who wants to abolish it, and more.

  • Being Funny Is A Lifelong Journey

    While growing up in a family that values humor can provide some motivation to be funny yourself, it doesn’t mean you’re automatically hilarious. We talk to a blogger and instagram humorist about his lifelong journey (including lots of stumbling) of trying to be funny.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Chris Malina Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Danielle Kaeding Guest
  • Ron Nixon Guest
  • Brendan Leonard Guest

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