Reading Recommendations, Ants As Farmers, Domestic Abuse Concerns

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Jenn Vargas (CC-BY-NC-ND)

Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order can put victims of domestic abuse in a dangerous situation. We find out what resources are available. We also learn about how some species of ants actually farm fungus. Plus, recommendations for good books if we’re spending more time at home.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • J. Carlisle Larsen Producer
  • Ann Patchett Guest
  • Cameron Currie Guest
  • Barb Fischer Guest
  • Carmen Pitre Guest

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