The physics of sledding, Madison’s food scene, January 6 anniversary

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A girl smiles as she sleds down a hill on a red sled
Lexi Whitney, 9, sleds down a snowy hill Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Janesville, Wis. Angela Major/WPR

We learn how to make our sleds go faster with the help of a physics professor. Then, a food writer shares the stories of Madison’s food scene. Later, a Washington D.C. political correspondent brings us the latest from Capitol Hill on the eve of the January 6 anniversary.

Featured in this Show

  • How to sled faster

    A physics professor has some tips for getting to the bottom of a snowy hill with a little more speed.

  • Stories of Madison food, farms and chefs

    Madison has a diverse and growing food scene. We learn more about the people and places that make it unique.

  • Week in Washington: January 5, 2022

    The anniversary of the Jan. 6 insurrection is this week, and while lawmakers plan to mark the day on Capitol Hill, former President Donald Trump is also scheduled to make a speech. We preview what’s to come, and discuss Democrats’ efforts to pass federal voting rights legislation.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Christopher Stockdale Guest
  • Lindsay Christians Guest
  • Lauren Gambino Guest

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