Raising Readers, Fusing Classical And Bluegrass, Suicide Prevention Efforts

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Classical music and bluegrass might not seem like a natural fit, but the Wisconsin band Graminy has been blending the two for years. We find out more about their music. We also get tips on raising children to love reading. Plus, we look at what Wisconsin is doing to prevent suicides.

Featured in this Show

  • How To Raise A Reader

    It’s one thing to teach a child to read. It’s another to teach a child to love reading. Our guest shares some tips to help young readers, from toddlers to teenagers, develop a lifelong love of reading.

  • Wisconsin Ensemble Mixes Classical And Bluegrass Music

    We talk with one of the members of Graminy, an award-winning Wisconsin musical group that blends classical and bluegrass. They touch on themes like the environment, cultural events, and the feel of the Midwest.

  • A Look At How Wisconsin Is Working To Prevent Suicides

    Gov. Tony Evers says it’s time for Wisconsin to “get serious” about destigmatizing mental health and suicide. We look at how to reduce shame in seeking help and the available mental health resources to help those in crisis.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Chris Malina Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Maria Russo Guest
  • Michael Bell Guest
  • Mary Kay Battaglia Guest

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