Small business recovery, Conservation farming, Bias education

Air Date:
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Downtown Sauk City, Wis.
Downtown Sauk City, Wis. on June 11, 2021. Bill Martens/WPR

We check in on how small businesses are handling the fluctuations of the pandemic, with the help of a pair of journalists reporting on the issue. Then, we meet the farmers who won the latest Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award. Later, we learn more about the Smithsonian Institution’s effort to educate the public on bias, coming to Wisconsin.

Featured in this Show

  • How are small businesses doing at this stage of the pandemic?

    The new omicron variant has led to a spike in cases in Wisconsin and across the country, pushing many to stay home like they did earlier in the pandemic. We talk about how this new stage of the pandemic is affecting small businesses here in Wisconsin and nationwide.

  • Winners of Wisconsin conservation award share their approach to farming

    The Wisconsin Leopold Conservation Award honors farmers and other private landowners for practicing exemplary environmentalism. This year’s winners, the owners of Fountain Prairie Farm in Fall River, join the show to talk about their work.

  • National tour on bias education comes to Wisconsin

    A national educational tour from the Smithsonian Institution is making two stops early this year in Wisconsin, hoping to work with community partners to teach people about better understanding bias, recognizing it in themselves, and how to counter it.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Tyler Ditter Technical Director
  • Rachael Vasquez Producer
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Ruth Simon Guest
  • Christine Hatfield Guest
  • Dorothy Priske Guest
  • John Priske Guest
  • Mai J. Lo Lee Guest
  • Laura Zelle Guest

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