Snow plowing 101, Food Friday veggie love, Reproductive healthcare in Wisconsin

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A snow plow cleans the road as a winter storm arrives in Wheeling, Ill., Friday, Jan. 12, 2024. Nam Y. Huh/AP Photo

We talk to snow operation workers about what goes into keeping the streets plowed in the winter. And this week on Food Friday, the author of a new cookbook celebrates the humble vegetable. Then, a news roundup about reproductive healthcare in Wisconsin.

Featured in this Episode

  • Ask a snow plow driver

    A city operations manager and a snow plow driver take us “behind the plow” for a look at the strategies and day-to-day work of keeping snow and ice off the roads in the winter.

  • Food Friday: Vegging out

    Veggies are often an afterthought when we cook—a side dish or supplement to the main event. But knowing how to properly choose, store, and cook vegetables can elevate them from a bland necessity to the star of the show. A molecular biologist and cookbook author breaks down the science of making delicious vegetable-focused meals.

  • The state of reproductive healthcare in Wisconsin

    A public health expert joins us for a look at the latest updates on reproductive care in Wisconsin, including free contraceptives for BadgerCare recipients, a proposed fourteen-week abortion ban, and abortion services resuming in Sheboygan.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Kaylyn Jennik Guest
  • Gene DeRoune Guest
  • Nik Sharma Guest
  • Jenny Higgins Guest
  • Dean Knetter Producer
  • Richelle Wilson Producer
  • Beatrice Lawrence Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Trina La Susa Technical Director