Oscars Add ‘Best Popular Film,’ Manufacturing In Rural Areas

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Some rural Wisconsin manufacturers are getting creative to lure workers to live and work in their area. We hear what employers are trying. We also talk with a film critic about the Academy Awards adding a category for Best Popular Film.

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  • Academy Awards To Add New 'Popular Film' Category

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced last week that it will introduce a new awards category that honors more popular and mainstream movies. The decision has been widely criticized. One camp argues that the inclusion of the category will cheapen the award. While others have said that it’s just another way to exclude films. We talk with film critic Reggie Ponder about the move and what it could mean for the Oscars.

  • How Rural Manufacturers Are Trying To Lure Workers

    It’s a problem facing many rural manufacturers: too few workers to fill skilled and unskilled positions. We examine the scope of the issue and what these companies are doing to bring more workers in.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Reggie Ponder Guest
  • Ellen Rosen Guest

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