A Novelist’s Life At UW-Madison, Wisconsin’s Fiscal Health Amid Coronavirus, Growing Older As A Woman

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People keep their distance from each other while waiting in line to enter a Trader Joe’s grocery store in San Francisco, Saturday, March 21, 2020. Jeff Chiu/AP Photo

We interview a novelist and talk about his time as a graduate student at UW-Madison. Then we look at how Wisconsin’s economy now compares to where it was prior to the Great Recession. And we discuss a new take on aging as a woman with the author of a new book on the topic.

Featured in this Show

  • Brandon Taylor Reflects On 'Real Life,' Time In Madison

    We speak with scientist-turned-novelist Brandon Taylor about his debut novel Real Life and his experience living in Madison as a University of Wisconsin graduate student.

  • New Report Examines Wisconsin's Fiscal Health Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

    Fears of a recession loom as the COVID-19 outbreak continues nationwide. We talk to a policy analyst about the state of Wisconsin’s financial health as the virus continues to spread, and how it compares to the budget before the Great Recession.

  • A New Take On Growing Old As A Woman

    Many of us consider growing old to be a nuisance or something to dread, but the author of a new book says equipped with the right skills and mindset we can push forward, adapting to whatever life hands us. We talk about the stereotypes and challenges women face as they grow older.

Episode Credits

  • John Munson Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Interviewer
  • Brandon Taylor Guest
  • Jason Stein Guest
  • Mary Pipher Guest

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