Russian Cooking & Culture, Politics Of Masks, Reviewing Biden’s Kenosha Visit

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Pepper Vodka. Reprinted with permission from Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore by Darra Goldstein, copyright © 2020. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. Photo by Stefan Wettainen © 2020

We talk with a professor of Russian and expert in Russian food and culture about her latest cookbook. Then a Wiscontext reporter shares some of his work looking into why face coverings became politicized during the pandemic, and how they could be more widely adopted. And we look at where Joe Biden visited in Kenosha and what he spoke about.

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  • Food Friday: Recipes From Russia

    The author of a new cookbook about both Russian culture and cooking joins us for this week’s edition of Food Friday.

  • The Politicization Of Face Masks In Wisconsin And Nationwide

    The pandemic, an international health crisis, has been politicized — there’s no question about that. We talk with a Wiscontext reporter who dug into the complexities of what lead to this divide towards face masks specifically, and what a variety of experts suggest to get more people wearing them.

  • What Was Different About Biden's Kenosha Visit

    We talk to a pair of WPR reporters who covered former Vice President Biden’s visit to Kenosha yesterday to meet with the family of Jacob Blake, and address some of the hate, protest and violence that have swirled around the city in recent weeks.

Episode Credits

  • Judith Siers-Poisson Host
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Natalie Guyette Producer
  • Darra Goldstein Guest
  • Will Cushman Guest
  • Laurel White Guest
  • Madeline Fox Guest

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