Rare Dairy Collection, Amphibian Migration In Wisconsin, Recent Racist Incidents

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A tiny green frog puffs out its neck as it croaks in a pool of tiny circular green leaves.
Blanchard’s cricket frog calling from shallow water covered by lesser duckweed. Each duckweed “frond” is about 2 mm long, which gives a sense of scale for this diminutive amphibian. Rori Paloski/Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

A dairy farmer tells us about his collection that started as a distraction and grew into something much bigger. Wisconsin’s amphibians are on the move. We’ll find out if their migrations are different in this time of reduced travel. And we discuss two recent incidents in which Black men were victimized, with one being killed by police.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Jana Rose Schleis Producer
  • Bill Martens Producer
  • Ed Larson Guest
  • Rori Paloski Guest
  • Chad Dion Lassiter Guest

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