Proposal To Cancel Congress’s Recess, Science Of Fireworks, Fourth Of July Stories

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Happy Independence Day! We celebrate by learning about the science happening inside fireworks from a UW-Madison chemistry professor. WPR newscaster and resident historian Brady Carlson also shares stories about the deaths and afterlives of U.S. presidents. And we find out why a representative from Wisconsin wants to cancel Congress’s August recess.

Featured in this Show

  • Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher Calls For Cancellation Of Legislative Recess

    Congressman Mike Gallagher, a Republican from Green Bay, has called for Congress to cancel it’s legislative recess until it passes a budget. A reporter shares the details about the freshman Congressman’s efforts over the last year.

  • The Science Behind Fireworks

    It’s that time of year again where things tend to go boom! We’ll hear from a UW-Madison chemistry professor about the science behind fireworks.

  • The Founding Fathers And The Fourth Of July

    Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both passed away on the 4th of July. Our guest historian tells us about that and other surprising circumstances when it comes to the deaths of U.S. presidents.

Episode Credits

  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Haleema Shah Producer
  • Karl Christenson Producer
  • Veronica Rueckert Producer
  • Cristina Marcos Guest
  • Bassam Shakhashiri Guest
  • Brady Carlson Guest

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